Harriet's Journal

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Discoveries, diplomats, and dishes in Africa

Traveling with my girlfriends is one of my life’s great pleasures. As well as we already know each other after many years, traveling together still deepens our bonds, while continually yielding new discoveries about ourselves and each other. I see echoes of my own experience in the Traveler Story shared by Sue Thorne and Hannah Kirb...

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Travel is about making and honoring memories

Traveling is about making connections with different people around the world. But this month I felt an instant connection with California Kathy Kerdus, who shared her touching Traveler Story about the loss of her daughter Erin to cancer—and about the good things she’s doing with Erin’s college fund...

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New trips for a new year

One of my favorite holiday memories is baking cookies in my grandmother’s kitchen, and today, decades later, I still try to whip up at least one batch using her treasured recipe. That’s why this month I’m happy to share a recipe in Global Kitchen for Italian Cuccidatini (stuffed cookies), the tasty treat found in the Christmas spread of many a nonna (grandmother)...

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Adventure and Natural Splendor South of the Equator

As someone hailing from blustery Boston, I don’t think there’s a better time than the onset of winter to plan a trip to the opposite hemisphere—I always feel like I’m getting away with something when I travel to warmer climes while the rest of my friends pile on the sweaters! And because the rest of the “Americas” is filled with delights for nature lovers like myself, there’s always something new and colorful to explore...

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From Turkey to the Adriatic and Bohemia, Old Favorites & New Adventures Beckon

One of my favorite things to do on a Sunday here in Boston is visit the markets in the historic South End. There are indoor and outdoor stalls filled with crafts and antiques, beautiful scarves and jewelry, music, and food stalls with mouth-watering scents that make for a brunch smorgasbord of sorts. Alan and I recently came across a beautiful old Turkish coffee setting gleaming in the late-fall sun, and I instantly reminisced about my travels there...

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