"Rick Steves wants to set you free," begins an extensive NYT Magazine profile on the travel guru. He believes "the tiniest exposure to other cultures" will change your entire life. Travel, Steves likes to say, " 'wallops your ethnocentricity' and 'carbonates your experience' and 'rearranges your cultural furniture.' Like sealed windows on a hot day,... Continue Reading →
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta, 14th century Muslim traveler. Learn more about him. (Hat tip, Charlotte McPherson.)
-- Conclusion of "Innocents Abroad." Following the path of Mark Twain, my sons and I cruised the Mediterranean, toured Southern Europe and the Middle East as 21st century innocents abroad. Click. -- Conclusion of "Innocents Abroad."
I enjoyed “A Guide to Daily Living: The Joy in Loving,” quotes from Mother Teresa to meditate on. As I anticipated world travel, I was struck by Mother Teresa’s view of travel — it’s one way of showing a hunger for God. Certainly travel gives you a broader perspective, seeing the planet more like God... Continue Reading →