Another year, not enough travel! I’d hit the road all the time if my checkbook would let me. But I am grateful for all of the places I have been so far and to have goals about where I want to go in the future.
For the present, I am grateful to be able to share my adventures here. Here’s what readers were most interested in 2013:
A reminder about cultural perspective and how all is not as it appears
My most recent visit wasn’t quite the same as when I was allowed to scale the monuments, but I appreciate the efforts to preserve the place.
The same that I learned in Russia—a lot of people preferred the old system.
Count me in for some sweet success in Belize and elsewhere.
Remembering the past and making something good of the present in Germany
A Westchester County, N.Y. church that is no longer there had quite an interesting history during the Revolutionary War.
What to do when the water’s too rough for snorkeling
What I liked about my visit to Chichen Itza and to Isla Mujeres and my thoughts on a sunset tour in Cancun
Sharing my love of the Red Vic in San Francisco, Island City Guest House in Key West, Fla., and the Tabard Inn in the District of Columbia
Adventures with farro and a visit to the Green Zebra
My personal favorite? One appropriate for the Christmas season:
Wishing travelers, bashful adventurers, armchair adventurers, and everyone everywhere a blissful, peaceful, adventure-filled holiday.