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travel

  • Why don’t you move to Canada?

    There are a host of frequent refrains you hear from American conservatives around elections and one of them is laughing at celebrities who don’t move to Canada after the Republican candidate manages…

  • Travel ruined me

    I love seafood. I have always lived by the ocean apart from those six months in Alberta, Canada. My favorite restaurant as a child was the one that sold me 3lbs lobsters…

  • Frontier Airlines is terrible

    This is a public shaming. My friend has a genetic disorder and experienced the worst possible customer service when she flew Frontier Airlines. Consider this your warning to never fly with Frontier.…

  • Malaga & Morocco

    Growing up with stories of globe-trotting family inspired me to do my own traveling. Occasionally, I would walk in their footsteps. My grandmother, Helene, re-married in 1950 and she and her new…

  • Glamorous air travel

    Matching outfits and travel with your poodle, Gigi, on your lap. [Helen Lasserre & Maria Baroni] I know we had PanAm swag all over the house when I was growing up so…

  • Moving again (!!)

    Tibetan monks sometimes make mandalas, intricate designs of colored sand painstakingly created in a non-windy section of the monastery. They make them, and then promptly destroy them, to remind themselves of the…

  • Puritans

    I forgot about American Thanksgiving coming up. Perhaps because nothing could top our photo from last year. [Faux puritans. Thanksgiving 2012, Auckland, New Zealand.] The fact that I’ve been re-reading The Wordy…

  • I’m a time traveler

    In America, I was an awkward child. It’s because I’m a time traveler. Opera singers, more than many other artists, spend their entire professional lives immersed in the artistic product of people…

  • The difference with America

    It was a lovely day. I took Metro North from my beloved Grand Central Terminal and rode up America’s most southernmost fjord (thanks, glaciers!), the Hudson River, to visit my friends. We…

  • Travel tip # 6 – Long-ass flights

    I’ve flown hundreds of times and most of those flights were more than four hours long. I’ve done a few back-to-back 14-hour flights. Enduring this means I’ve picked up a few habits…