Kay`s Explorer Guide to Solo Travel | Part 1: Booking Accommodations

Close to exhaustive list of accommodation options: Hostels CouchSurfing Airbnb and similar services (see my blog entry about an NYT article re: other private accommodation ideas) Hotels, motels, inns Frequent flyer points Friends… Continue reading


When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable. Clifton Fadiman


Vintage travel posters from the early to mid 20th century compliments of Boston Public Library Flickr album. Follow the link to see hundreds more.

Kay`s Explorer Guide to Solo Travel (4-part guide)

In response to my previous post about not delaying travel plans, I am following up with a four-part guide oozing with suggestions to enhance your solo trip and minimize the occurrence of “crappy” things… Continue reading

Stop Delaying That Big Trip. Stop It.

(By the way, the title of this post is a link to the Thought Catalog article by Chelsea Fagan which my blog entry is my commentary on) As someone that has put off traveling for… Continue reading


Chicken in a white wine, shallot gravy. Strawberry, tomato, spinach in an olive oil balsamic dressing garnished with parmigiana cheese and fresh grated peppercorns.

What serving food at a homeless shelter taught me

Last Friday, my friend, David, invited me to come with him to drop off leftovers from our 30-person dim sum dinner at a homeless shelter. That was my first time going to a… Continue reading


Whatever inspiration is, it`s born from a continuous `I don`t know`. Wislawa Szymborska, from her Nobel Prize acceptance speech 


Believe nothing, no matter where you read it or who has said it, not even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense. Buddha


Valentine’s Day dinner 2012. Veal slathered in a orange, shallot, basil, tomato sauce. Cucumber, tomato, onion bisque with avocado.  Peach pecan muffins. And here’s the low-down: If it wasn’t my first time making… Continue reading