You Are Missed, Tony Bourdain

Three days ago, fashion designer, Kate Spade took her life. Today, I woke up to the shocking and heartbreaking news that celebrity chef and master storyteller, Anthony Bourdain had just passed away from an apparent suicide. If I could invite anyone to dinner, living or deceased, Bourdain tops that list along with Pope Francis, Ellen…

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Unique Stays for Solo Budget Travelers

During my solo traveling days I typically preferred the more unique, quirky, and unusual lodgings over the traditional and standard fare. And to be honest, what oftentimes dictated where I slept was my wallet rather than a desire for luxurious amenities such as high thread count sheets, plush robes, lovely scented toiletries, and a mini-bar. Don’t get me wrong, I’d never turn those…

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