Slow Down to Speed Up

Slow Down to Speed Up

Unless they’re getting exercise – maybe on rollerblades – it seems like no one in Paris is in any real hurry. Even the police max out at about 25-30 mph. Perhaps it’s because everything around them has been around for such a long time. They...
Strolling in Paris

Strolling in Paris

I don’t know if you’re aware. But, here in France, they speak French. Before coming, I highly recommend doing one or more of the following (1) already know French, (2) learn it quickly, or (3) find a French-speaking friend to join you. I did none of these....
What to Pack

What to Pack

I’m getting ready to leave Greensboro. The regular announcement about only permitting one carryon and a smaller bag takes on new meaning because — in one of my proudest moments — I’ve got only two bags for this five week RTW adventure. Talk...
RTW Prep

RTW Prep

On 15 November 2012, I’m leaving for a month-long sabbatical. I’m flying around the world. In airline parlance, it seems to be called an RTW trip. Admittedly, I haven’t done as much preparation or planning as a person should. I figure I’ll...