Several years ago and while he was still living in New Orleans, my dear friend and fellow Human Rights Campaign volunteer, Frank, lost his partner very suddenly and unexpectedly. The loss hit the community very hard because, as a couple, they were the envy of...

If you love the mid-century modern homes popping up around South Austin as well as the fabulous vintage stores lining South First and the revival of the cocktail, then a weekend in Palm Springs (California) will help you complete your travel back in time. With its...

To many, “the pass” may refer to a driving term, a Rush song or even a sleight of hand as used in magic. As a native New Orleanian, these two words bring to mind decades of memories spent with family and friends on the water,...

If you are a Game of Thrones fan, you quickly realize that you are walking the steps of King’s Landing. If you have never seen an episode, it doesn’t matter, as you can easily understand why this medieval walled city was chosen as a filming...

Our cabbie’s radio is producing lyrics of longing for the big city as the reality of our retreat from all the trappings of the city has just begun. We are in Split, the northernmost city on the Dalmatian Coast of the Adriatic Sea. From Austin,...

For years, the world's most intriguing and well-known gathering has been kicked off with these three words, "This is TED." Founded by Richard Saul Wurman and now helmed by Chris Anderson, this week long conference brings together the biggest ideas worth spreading in Technology, Entertainment and Design...