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Jazz, food, shopping, dogs, flowers, mansions — Burlington delights
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Jazz, food, shopping, dogs, flowers, mansions — Burlington delights

This visit to Vermont had special meaning for me.

Times and Places: Loose in the Pink City of Jaipur, India
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Times and Places: Loose in the Pink City of Jaipur, India

We arrived by plane from Bengaluru and found the Atithi Guest House off MI Rd. It’s about one kilometer from the Pink City, which is surrounded by a wall and houses several markets. We had chosen to fly to Jaipur of the three major Rajasthan cities, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Jaipur, […]

Times and Places: From Bengaluru to Mysore and back
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Times and Places: From Bengaluru to Mysore and back

Just off the plane at the huge and ultra-modern Bengaluru airport, we shared a taxi with a lieutenant colonel in the Indian army

New York was cold but the people were warm
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New York was cold but the people were warm

We spent six days in a New York state of mind.

Three years in Viet Nam: a story of love and respect
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Three years in Viet Nam: a story of love and respect

Picture yourself making friends of all ages with locals and foreigners from around the world.

Times and Places: Ah… Carmel-by-the-Sea
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Times and Places: Ah… Carmel-by-the-Sea

Art is everywhere in this gorgeous little California town — a sumptuous feast of paintings, sculpture, crafts, or pastries.

Chicago is our kind of town
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Chicago is our kind of town

Who would have thought that Chicago was the place to equal NYC in many respects and outdo her in several others?

Discovering the otherworldly Israeli and Jordanian deserts
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Discovering the otherworldly Israeli and Jordanian deserts

Zion, our guide for the first day, proved within minutes of collecting us in Arnona that we’d made a great choice.

China on their own — they did it and so can you
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China on their own — they did it and so can you

When you want to see everything, the lure of heavily advertised China as a tourist destination is powerful. For many, the temptation is strong to sign up for an all-inclusive tour: you don’t have to worry about anything, says the pitch, including not speaking Chinese. The good news, from Dennis […]

Times and Places: Teaching art to children more fulfilling than I could have imagined
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Times and Places: Teaching art to children more fulfilling than I could have imagined

I taught the children about the colour wheel, the primary and complimentary colours, and they took to it like birds to the sky.