It’s been a while since I’ve posted travel features. Want to see where I’ve been?
Borneo for the Wall Street Journal
Dirty Weekends for Men’s Fitness
Croatia for Yachting
Papua New Guinea for Hana Hou
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I just celebrated two years as a columnist for WSJ covering dynastic wealth and real estate.
Straying too far from travel writing? Not entirely.
I won a fancy award for my Outside Magazine feature story. “Tune In, Give Up, Ship Out/Escaping the Recession by Boat”
The judges said nice things.
Down-markets create buying opportunities. Two brothers in recession America knew that and bought a yacht for half price on Craigslist and then tried to sail it around the world. Their story is one of courage and dumb luck, and it is one heck of an entertaining read.
The room was given to mourners seeking to watch recovery efforts as the weather turned cold in the weeks after the terrorist attacks. They left behind photos, teddy bears, wreaths, notes, books, report cards and other tributes, which over the years lined the walls, windows, ceilings and floors. Hidden from the public on the 20th floor of One Liberty Plaza, the space had plush sofas, toys for children and a sacred sense of reverence.
When the Great Recession hit, young people found a million different ways to cope with their battered job prospects. Alex and Nick Kleeman found the best way, scraping together enough cash to buy a 32-foot sailboat, then plunging into the Pacific for the adventure of their lives. So what if they didn’t know how to sail?
Most days, motorists on the H1 through Honolulu can look up at the cliffs of the Ko’olau mountain range and see a rainbow landing somewhere on Tantalus Mountain. There, overlooking the city, is the Pacific’s most important work of residential architecture, designed by Hawaii’s best-known architect, Vladimir Ossipoff. Rare for a great house, it remains in the hands of the family for whom it was built, the Liljestrands. More than 60 years later, the four heirs have resisted turning their childhood home into a pot of gold, but for how long?
I write for the Wall Street Journal regularly, covering food, travel, health, fashion, gear and spirits. Here are a few columns I’ve been covering:
What’s Your Workout
Tricks of the Trade
Personal Journal fixtures
And look for upcoming Dynasties columns…
I’ve started contributing to the What’s Your Workout column at The Wall Street Journal, check it out.
May you be kitesurfing when you are 73.
I’ve been doing some work online:
Mostly as a contributor to AOL Travel.
Read about the 10 under 10: Best Boutique Hotels Under 10 Rooms
Or the Best Bars with a View.
Or the Best Places to Unplug.
Dream of going to the Pyramids? I did, for Budget Travel.