Should your quit your job and go traveling? It may sound like a romantic fairy tale but for some it is a true reality. Nina Ragusa writes in the Huffington Post: Why Quit Your Job and Travel is the Worst Advice Ever. I don’t necessarily agree. It’s true it’s not for everyone. Ultimately we are saying the same thing and she speaks from experience I … Continue reading Quit Your Job & Travel: Reality or Impossible Dream?
I heard this song last weekend at Carnaval SF and then Pandora played it on the Marc Anthony station. And now–I can’t stop watching the video. But listening is a close second. It’s with Cuban group Gente D Zona and Marc Anthony but it’s about everybody of Latin America. I think the opening line is interesting that Miami–a US city is the confirmation. Practice your … Continue reading La Gozadera Gente D Zona Ft Marc Anthony’
For over 20 years I’ve been making a pilgrimage to San Francisco’s Carnival Celebration on Memorial Day weekend. It is a celebration of many things. Naturally it is inspired by carnival in places like Brazil and has the signature samba music and bikini clad dancers. But it’s so much more. Continue reading “Carnaval SF is Many Things”
The scene was long: lines reaching around corners and long blocks. People waited hours and felt it was worthwhile not only to wait to hear Bernie Sanders speak but to show the numbers, irregardless of whether or not they got into Frank Ogawa Plaza.
Enjoy this mini slide show from Peru at what is called the “Poor mans Galapagos”. The starting off point is Paracas. Easy to get to by bus from Lima. I’ve never seen so many birds! Continue reading Islas Balletas
It’s hard to believe I’ve moved away. I thought I would live in California–or San Francisco for the rest of my life. I have spent more time on the West Coast of the United States then I have on the East Coast, the place of my birth. Continue reading “On Leaving California”
I watched an episode of Anthony Bourdain’s CNN show, Parts Unknown last night. It was on Jamaica and about where the creator of the James Bond movies lived on the island along with how a local fishing community will make way for another expensive resort. Continue reading “Way I Could Have Done Better As A Traveler”
It’s been more than twenty years since I stumbled into my first encounter with Brazilian dance. It was 1992 or 1993 in Santa Cruz, California and spontaneously I attended a performance of Brazilian dance at Louden Nelson Center. Immediately I knew it was something I was interested in. I still remember seeing Conceição Damaseco dance samba beautifully in a white outfit that evening. Continue reading “Brazilian Music and Dance Coming Full Circle at Carnival in Salvador, Brazil”