One Morning In Maine

One Morning In Maine

When I wake up, it is too quiet. There are two dogs in the house, a mother-in-law, and a husband, but I can immediately sense the absence of my kids. Outside the window, the Penobscot bay is dead calm. I grab coffee and my water ski…wet suit, for...
Bug Juice at Camp Waziyatah, Maine

Bug Juice at Camp Waziyatah, Maine

Maine’s Camp Waziyatah was established in 1922 and it’s where Disney filmed the reality television show “Bug Juice.” This year, nearly two decades after the first episode aired, television crews were shooting again on drop off...
A Traveling Gypsy At Heart

A Traveling Gypsy At Heart

My great-great-grandmother was a gypsy, traveling around Germany selling pots and pans out of the back of her family’s donkey cart. When a fair-haired German farmer saw this dark-eyed beauty at the town marketplace he said, “Die will ich!” That one, I want....
Cuba Country – A Visit to Viñales

Cuba Country – A Visit to Viñales

Viñales is a pueblo in Cuba’s tobacco country about 100 kilometers west of Havana. On the narrow, pothole-pocked road to get there, ancient Chevys and Pontiacs dodge horse carts that are not tourists traps but the life blood of the granjeros who work the fields. It is...
Havana, Cuba -What to know before you go.

Havana, Cuba -What to know before you go.

1.) Don’t expect love at first sight. Cuba is like an onion–don’t let the dirty, decaying outer layers keep you from getting to the heart. 2.) Everything is negotiable. From souvenirs to hiring a taxi. Go low when they go high and you’ll meet in the middle. 3.)...