‘Now voyager...

sail you forth to seek and find.’

(Whitman)

November 26, 2017

Friends invited me for their annual family-and-friends-Saturday-after-Thanksgiving dinner — and surprised me with a Bon Voyage party!

Thank you to hosts Carol and Jerry, and to Darcy, Dave and Muriel, and Ralph and Joanne!

Click MORE: ‘Adventure Awaits,’ especially if I wear the tee shirt! #

November 22, 2017

After 21, it’s all nip and tuck...

If you signed on this morning, you probably detected a bit of minor surgery in progress. Passepartout was undergoing not a facelift, but a nip and tuck.

Some of my travel mates — okay, 2 of you — asked to be able to make comments on individual posts. So I have upgraded Wix to add this capability.

To mak...

November 21, 2017

The only other time my entire house has been in such disarray was the month before the 2015 neighborhood-wide yard sale, when I had gone through every closet, drawer, nook, and cranny. Getting ready for Le Grand Voyage, I decided I did not need to go through the furnace room or the kitchen cabinets. Though I confess I’ve been consuming a strange as...

November 20, 2017

“I felt an irresistible impulse to become acquainted with as many parts of the world as my professional avocations would permit… and I determined not to rest satisfied until I had completed the circumnavigation of the globe.” — James Holman


Around nine months ago I vowed to spend the time before my trip reading only books about travel, either tr...

November 18, 2017

Here’s the thing about a blog: the most recent “post” appears at the top. Earlier posts appear in descending chronological order below it; the 10 latest are also under 10 RECENT POSTS and earlier ones are under ARCHIVE, by month. If you’ve signed on recently, you’re starting with posts that may not make sense since they refer to posts I wrote earli...

November 16, 2017

28 days.... 7 days x 4 weeks...I leave 4 weeks from today. I have a list of lists... each week between now and then has a list of things-to-do. From buying a new yoga mat to taking tax info to the accountant (I’ve made good progress on this, at least!). Telling the P.O. to forward mail...telling Comcast and Verizon to put me on ‘vacation hold’...vi...

November 15, 2017

Look what turned up! On my ABOUT page, I told you ‘Now, Voyager’ is one of my all-time favorite movies. I just unearthed my 1969 diary of my 3-month trip to Europe. A mere 48 years ago! This is an excerpt from my first day in England:

“Now I've got my tourist’s legs on, so — ‘Now, Voyager.’” #

November 11, 2017

‘PassePartout’ would not exist were it not for Anne Maguire and Priscilla March! Both long-time singer friends from Cantemus, they are also Ukululus — need I say more? Anne (blue shirt, seated) is a professional web designer who designed the sites for both Cantemus (www.cantemus.org) and the Concord Women’s Chorus (http://www.concordwomenschorus.or...

November 8, 2017

<- Passport Control This Way ->

Big day! My new, second passport is back in my hot little hands, now filled with visas for: China, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Egypt plus a piece of paper taped inside the back cover that will get me into Australia.

Tomorrow, my ‘final documents’ arrive from Viking.  Guess I can’t back out now! #

November 7, 2017

‘When Sammy Met Tommy’

The simple answer? Buy another suitcase. A bigger suitcase. As many of you know, I pride myself on not paying baggage fees by taking everything I need in a carry-on plus a ‘personal item.’ That’ll do me for a week in Florida or a month in Europe. I also pack a ziplock of dry laundry detergent. I’ve been known to wash my shoes...

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