Egret Was Here

Today's Heron Dance is haunting and mysterious.

Seeing Old Age as a Never-Ending Adventure

Seeing Old Age as a Never-Ending Adventure

"Intensely active older men and women who have the means and see the twilight years as just another stage of exploration are pushing further and harder, tossing aside presumed limitations."

Couch Surfing Around the World

Have you ever used I've been hearing about it for ages, but for some reason today was my first visit to the website. And I'm kicking myself for waiting so long! The clever motto, "Participate in Creating a Better World, One Couch At A Time" is a little too cute, but the of connecting travelers to the locales they visit, to the real people in the communities they travel through is perfect. Here's the basic concept:

Paris for Halloween?

I've been living back in the United States now for about the same about of time I lived in the City of Lights. Lately, something's been provoking my longing more than usual. Maybe it's my unsatiated appetite for wild game? Or the vendange? Or the resplendant autumn farmers' markets? Or the crisp weather, ideal for wandering Paris' streets and parks. Not sure, but 36 Hours in Paris hepped up the longing and made me wonder if trick-or-treating isn't an approp

Slow Down Week

Did you miss Slow Down Week? Me too... According to a clever flash anime cartoon over at Adbusters, January 14-20, 2007 was national break-the-pace week, a reminder that "slow living" is good. Better. Necessary? We think so.Slow Down Week


When I talk to people about the Margaux Project and the idea of "immersion travel" they often say, "Oh, you mean like slow travel?" Yes, partly that's what we're all about. As well as culturally authentic travel (or real travel), responsible travel (eco-tourism and sustainable practices), adventure travel and good old fashioned flaneur-ing.

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