I have tried for more than a week to write about Vienna. But I can’t. Because the story isn’t about Vienna. As much as I loved the city, it was a backdrop for me. A place that my partner loved, and the place where I chose to spend what would have been our one-year …

Salzburg is one of those cities that utterly befuddles Google Maps, sending unprepared wanderers – like me – into helpless follow-the-blue-dot circles. More than once I took a narrow lane or a steep staircase thinking this can’t be right, only to have the little passageway empty into a sprawling square or a surprise beer …

Some time ago, my partner’s dad and step-mom decided to do a once-in-a-lifetime trip with their sons. When they asked Jeff and his brother where they would like to go, I am told that Jeff was immediate with his response: Prague, Vienna and Budapest. So, they walked mile after mile through those three cities, …

This is a story of healing among signs and sunrises. Because when my fiancé died, I needed a little help from beyond to set out on the path toward healing. There is a part of me that knew that my fiancé was dying. But I resisted that knowledge and convinced myself that he was …

Houseboats and Cafe's along Regent's Canal

When I booked a one-way ticket to Europe, I thought I would write and write and write. And, while I have written, it is not, as expected, a slew of blog posts that I’m putting on paper. Instead, it is the book that I have talked about writing for years that is suddenly pouring …

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