United States

Lost and Found

There it was, just sitting on the bench. It could have belonged to any of the friendly folks we had passed during our hike around Lake Zwerner in Dahlonega, Georgia. I don’t like messing with stuff that’s just lying around. You never know where it’s been or who’s watching or what. But this wasn’t the …

Georgia, United States

A Cold Birthday in Savannah

Y’all, we do not do well in cold weather. Okay, 39 degrees isn’t exactly freezing. But for The Globetrotters, it’s cold. So cold that we don’t want to do much except hunker down and cozy up in our cute little Air B&B. But, since this is Anita’s birthday trip, we have to get out and …

California, United States

California Road Trip

There’s nothing like the fresh air of California in the Springtime. We lived in California a decade and a half ago, and have returned several times for short visits. This time, we’re here for nearly two weeks of fun, wine tasting, family visits, and road trippin’. We’re stopping at some of our favorite places in …

Bed and Breakfast, South Carolina, Spartanburg

Over The Top Hospitality

A bed and breakfast inn is intrinsically a place of solace, slowing down, and being in the moment. You don’t go there to rush from one activity to another. You don’t go there to order room service and have it delivered to you in bed before rushing out to a meeting. You don’t go there …

France, Paris

When Separated in Paris, Don’t Panic

Why did Michael wake up at 3:15 a.m.? I think he was a bit paranoid about missing our train to Paris. We were both excited to take the TGV train up north from Marseilles. As difficult as it was to leave the Gignouxs—our hosts for the week—we had to move on to the next stop …

baggage, luggage, New York, United States

Lost Luggage Isn’t a Thing for Us

She huffed and puffed and nearly self-combusted. She was pissed, to say the least. And her energy was almost too much to take. She, like the rest of the weary travelers in line, had arrived at JFK airport, sans her luggage. As we stood behind her, we were silent. I could almost read Michael’s mind: …

Amelia Island, Florida, United States

Anniversary Surprise: Amelia Island, Florida

Who doesn’t love a good surprise? Okay, some people don’t; but I do. So when Michael wants to surprise me with a trip, especially one to celebrate our anniversary, I’m all game, no questions asked. (Okay, maybe a few questions, but not many.) So, we’re off on another road trip adventure to who knows where …

Anthony Bordain, Tribute

Farewell, Bordain

  Every place has a feel, a personality, a vibe. Every city makes an impression on you as a traveler. No one communicated the sense of place like Anthony Bordain. His jagged-edged, scruffy-faced, cigarette-smoking bad boy persona was both repulsive and attractive, insulting and honest. As avid viewers of his TV travel shows — A …

Alabama, Biloxi, United States

Biloxi Adventure

There’s something about visiting a place multiple times. There’s the knowing of the landscape, the certainty of what to do while there, and even the familiarity of the accommodations. All good . . . for the most part. But when you’ve been to a city as many times as we’ve been to Biloxi, it can …

Atlanta, Georgia

Birthday Surprise at Serenbe

I like surprising Anita for her birthday. This year I decide to do a quick “staycation” at a local B&B — The Inn at Serenbe. Located just 25 miles south of Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport, Serenbe is located in the city of Palmetto. A master-planned community, it features several smaller residential “hamlets” that are clustered …