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KRISHNA IS HAVING A WILD TIME IN UDUPI AND IT’S A CELEBRATION TO BEHOLD!

I’m about to begin a whole new phase of my Indian adventure in Gokarna, which is about three hours by totally chock-a-block, standing-room-only train from Udupi, and two hours south of Goa. Lee and I found a pleasant bungalow near the … Continue reading

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GREETINGS FROM UDUPI IN THE STATE OF KARNATAKA–

I’m halfway between Fort Cochin, Kerala, and Gokarno, near Goa, India at the famous pilgrimage town of Udupi. A lot has transpired since I left my daughter, Cary, in Delhi, on December 30 and boarded a plane for Cochin in … Continue reading

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SIKKIM IS EVERYTHING I EXPECTED, AND MORE…

My two daughters, Martha and Cary, and I trekked for two weeks in the Kangchenjunga range (Kangchenjunga is the third largest mountain in the world, and I was seeing it this time from the Indian side, not the Nepalese, as … Continue reading

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SIKKIM IS A FASCINATING COMBINATION OF CULTURES, AND IT’S A LONG WAY AWAY….

It has only been two days since I left Maplewood, NJ, but what a two days this has been! Never mind the five plus hours to London, the layover at Heathrow, the ten hours to Delhi and the two hours … Continue reading

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AM I CRAZY, OR WOT?

SEEMS TO ME THAT THIS…. IS A LOT EASIER THAN THIS…. …BUT THERE’S NO ACCOUNTING FOR TASTES. As most of you know, I’m off, tomorrow, for 3½ months in India, starting with a three-week trek in Sikkim with my two … Continue reading

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YOU CAN’T BEAT HARRIMAN STATE PARK FOR GORGEOUS FOLIAGE AND SPECTACULAR HIKING….

I think it’s autumn that keeps me in New Jersey. The heat and humidity are forgotten, and the ice and snow seem far away. It’s easy to live in the present, walk through the curled up red and yellow leaves, … Continue reading

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ARE WE PART OF THE PROBLEM?

I’m in the planning stages for another long trip to Asia—Sikkim (northern India), Myanmar, and the Tibetan community in and around Dharamsala—so I’m particularly sensitive to the news bombarding us daily, about the plight of the flood victims in Pakistan … Continue reading

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THOSE LAZY, HAZY, CRAZY DAYS OF SUMMER ARE GONE…

but so is the heat and humidity. I must admit that it was difficult to drag myself out of the White Mountains and Lake Winnipesaukee this year. I wanted to stay all September and just float in the water, but … Continue reading

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THE NATIONAL PARKS, AMERICA’S BEST IDEA, KEN BURNS’ STUNNING SERIES, SPEAKS TO ME AS I PUT INTO PLAY RULE # 6

I have always traveled spontaneously and, as my children like to say, “by the seat of my pants.” That’s all well and good, going from place to place with my nose in a guide book as I try to figure … Continue reading

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WITH THE AWAKENING OF SPRING MY HEART TURNS, ONCE AGAIN, TO TIBET

You may remember that I took a trip into the heart of Tibet with my eldest daughter, Cary, in the spring of 2004. After visiting Lhasa and various monasteries in the area, we drove inland and camped, mixed with nomads, … Continue reading

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