|Stories, essays, and other noisemaking from one of the
top travel editor/writers in the U.S.
WHAT THE HELL AM I DOING WITH THIS SITE?.
When the new regime at The Orange County Register decided to eliminate the travel
editor job (and me with it), it was a sudden action that left me without access to most of
More than 1,000 travel sections. Scores of stories about politics, aviation, the military,
baseball and architecture. Much of the writing lessons I prepared for classes I taught at
UCLA and elsewhere.
This is a rescue mission - and attempt to showcase new work. As times permits, I am
going to start filling this section with stories and other musings - future, present and past.
I picked the title "Gullible's Travels." It reflects the openness I want in my travels and my
stories. I don't like soapbox writers who act as if they know all and have seen all. I still get
lost, miss rains, head to the wrong airport, make a really bad choice off the menu and
leave my passport at the nightstand at the hotel where I stayed the previous night.
Please make sure to return from time to time to see what I have added. Here's to great
days and wonderous travels.
Flora on the run: Twice she was
asked to rebel against her king.
Twice she chose the losing
side. A treasonous tale from
Scotland to North Carolina.
Twilight of the Bali Hai Boys: A
Some people talk about
chucking it all and moving to a
tropical paradise. These three
guys did it. A half century later,
the Tahitian tale goes on.
Sleepy in Hitlerland: A German
mountain resorts tries to get
visitors to think beyond its ties
to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler
Going, going, gone?
Digital billionaire Michael Dell
promised to rebuild the iconic
resort he owns after it was hit
by tsunami waves in 2011. So
far, it's a promise unkempt