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Chocolat Toast at Cazenave

Chocolat Toast at Cazenave

I have two new essays on Roads and Kingdoms . One, about a sweet diversion in France. A second, about the barstools of memory in Marrakech.

Champagne, gin, marjoram and memories.

Champagne, gin, marjoram and memories.

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I write about this photo – me long ago in Morocco – in my story ‘Time or the Sahara Wind.’ Scroll down, way down: this essay won a Gold Solas Award for travel memoir – my favorite category, in fact. It’s an honor. I’d like to thank…….Travelers’ Tales/Solas House for keeping the travel essay alive, thriving and prospering.

The essay was published in “Tales to Go” and will be included in a book of essays abut Morocco, edited by my friend Erin Byrne.

Nostalgia

At eighteen, I was aware that such a woman existed.  I had seen pictures, hair loose and swingy or clipped in a hasty chignon.  And the shoes—strappy slides, with a heel.  But I met her in the flesh one July afternoon at her hillside villa in Nice.  She was a Persian beauty in her 40’s named Shirin, and in the summer of 1979 she was my hostess on the Cote d’Azur.

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This is some of the most fun I’ve ever had: an essay written and inspired by objects hidden in my own library. Wisely, I asked my friend and neighbor Kate Uhry to take the photos. A story on travel, memory and books and how they all come together in a bookmark, for Tin House.

Hemingway, Dubai, 1990

Hemingway, Dubai, 1990

In Musanze

In Musanze

This story was a long time in the works, but I’m delighted to have it appear courtesy of my editor, Don George. The story of Rwanda is one that deserves to be heard. Plus, the place is under my skin. I can’t wait to go back. Read Renaissance in Rwanda here, on Wanderlust at GeoEx.

Clearing the chimp trek, Nyungwe

Clearing the chimp trek, Nyungwe

From the porch at Mountain View Lodge, Virunga

From the porch at Mountain View Lodge, Virunga

Tea plantation, Nyungwe National Park

Tea plantation, Nyungwe National Park

Lakeside, Ruzizi Tented Lodge, Akagera

Lakeside, Ruzizi Tented Lodge, Akagera

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I was thrilled to interview Admiral James Stavridis about books and reading. He is the former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO and is now the dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, my alma mater. Read the interview here on The Millions.

Behind the wheel in Burgundy.  Illustration by Candace Rose Rardon

Behind the wheel in Burgundy.
Illustration by Candace Rose Rardon

This is my piece in BBC Travel‘s essay column Words and Wanderlust, edited by the incomparable writer and gentleman Don George. Just in time for Valentine’s Day. There is nothing more romantic than a trip through France alone.

Teatime in Paris, solo Illustration by Candace Rose Rardon

Teatime in Paris, solo
Illustration by Candace Rose Rardon