Category Archive: Locations

Top 20 Fun Factoids About the Election Results

It’s been a difficult week in the U.S. and writing has been challenging. You see, I’ve been distracted by, if not the possible end of the world, the bigotry, racism, misogyny, homophobia, and… Continue reading

It’s the Journey

Guilt. I admit it; I have guilt. I’ve not written in a while. Most of it was for good reasons – working on the Drop Me Anywhere book, attending writers’ conferences, pitching agents,… Continue reading

A Princess in Search of a Crown and a Castle

Hola mi amigos! I considered writing this article in Spanish but, as I’ve learned from my last few weeks in Merida, Mexico, mi español es mui mal. In fact, somehow, in the month… Continue reading

The Importance of Being Ernest

After finally arriving in Idaho, and my first good-night’s sleep in some time, I’m excited to spend a couple of days with my old (not old, but long-time) friend Melissa. After Melissa picks… Continue reading

The Good, the Bad, and the Thank-you’s – New Zealand

It’s time to close-out these New Zealand posts. But first, have you voted for the next location? Only a week left so please do it here! I’ll spend a bit more time here… Continue reading

Old Blackwater, Keep On Rollin’

Today, I say goodbye to Frank, The Dog (it’s now become his official full-name), and head out of Taupo. Frank’s parents are returning and, though I’m sure he wants me to stay, apparently… Continue reading

Hanging Yoga and Hot Baths

It’s cold. I mean, it’s really cold. The heat pump I’ve been given for my room has stopped working. (It’s as if it threw its heating coils up in the air in defeat… Continue reading

Lady and the Tramp

Having zipped away my morning in Rotorua (read Flight of the Jungle Bee), it would be a shame to drive the hour straight back to Taupo without exploring. They day is young and… Continue reading

Flight of the Jungle Bee

Today I head out of Auckland. I’ll be back, but I have to go meet another man. His name is Frank and he’s an older man. He’s sixty three-years old; well, in dog… Continue reading

War Memorials and Wineries

Today, I hop on good ol’ bus #20 to head to the Auckland War Memorial Museum. I’m not positive of the best route, but I know the general direction I want to go… Continue reading