On Christmas Markets in France

I’ve been feeling overwhelming nostalgia for the Christmas Markets of France this year: the lights amid narrow cobbled streets and old cathedrals, the mulled wine, the cheese, yule logs and […]

A page from Lonely Planet Nepal listing five recommended books on "Nepal Today."

A writer friend traveling in Nepal sent me this photo from a page in Lonely Planet’s current guide to the country. I’m honored to see While the Gods Were Sleeping […]

View of Los Angeles and gardens from The Getty Museum

My son and I thought we’d spend the morning at The Getty and then move on to a hike or another museum. But the experience can’t be rushed.

Beach view pier in distance.

A few photos from a November walk on Santa Monica beach: