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I’m a few weeks out from my trip to Provence (eek! So soon??), so it’s time to start planning.  I thought I’d share what my process is with you. Create a Schedule The first thing this anal-retentive traveler does is print a blank calendar and start mapping out where I’ll be when. The second I book my flight, I put the times and dates of my travel on the calendar. This trip, I’m flying into Amsterdam, spending the day there, then taking a hopper down to Nice. From there, I’ll enjoy a few relaxing days with my girl, Rose, then…

eiffel tower

Today my son, Max, turns 13. He’s been traveling from a young age, and I’m so proud that he has learned to appreciate what travel teaches us and gives us. He plans to study college in Amsterdam, which would make me so happy. Recently he got on a kick of wanting a pet fox. “Good news! When I move to Europe, I can have a fox. They’re legal there.” I laughed out loud. Good for him!

Balboa Park Rose Garden

There are a lot of crickets on this blog right now. I’m currently focusing on another writing project and, frankly, haven’t traveled too much (it’s so hot!). In the event that you were hankering for more of my writing, here’s where you can find me. Gator by the Bay: A Dash of Cajun in Southern California Empress Hotel: Technology Meets Art in La Jolla Polish Cuisine – 5 Foods You Must Be Sure to Try How Travel Got Me to Finally Let go of Being a Control Freak Hiking Italy’s Majestic Dolomites

judith fein

One of the best parts of my recent trip to Poland was meeting and bonding with some fantastic travel writers. None stood out quite like Judith Fein, a travel journalist, speaker, blogger, and editor (though her husband Paul Ross put a fair effort to match her steady flow of jokes that had us in stitches). Before the trip, I’d researched my fellow writers and discovered that Judith had published two books. I started reading Life is a Trip immediately. I highly recommend the book, because it deals with how travel changes us. Judith takes us on her adventures around the globe, and…