When I was young, my family took a lot of road trips up, down, and around everywhere east of the Mississippi, and even once all the way out to Montana. When I moved to Colorado, I took a lot of road trips around the western states to see everything I could before getting my master’s … Continue reading The Portland of My 49th State
While You Are There: The one must-do is to learn about Garifuna culture. Beyond that, there's not much to do and that's the point. Guatemala is often about the bustle of Antigua and viewing Mayan ruins, but when you need to stop, sit in a cafe, and look out at the ocean for awhile, this is … Continue reading Quehueche Rio and Livingston, Guatemala (October, 2004)
Sun on a dirt path, rutted by large tractor wheels, bronzes our bare arms. We are the only tourists in the jitney to the waterfall at this early hour. When we arrive, our guide, Clive, greets us and we ascend to the first cascade. Under Clive’s direction, we pose beneath the plummeting water, on the … Continue reading Flash Fiction: A Jamaican Proposal
Travel books fascinated him so much that he spent his entire life chained to his desk, with the curtains drawn, reading them.
I failed to pee into an airsickness bag while eight strangers slept within a two foot radius of me.