Category Archives: Travel

Interview: Anne Berry and Angela Jacobus, Travel That Matters

Travel That Matters (tagline: “Be more than a typical tourist”) is a mother-and-daughter-owned company that caters to adventurous women in the United States, aiming to connect them in a meaningful way with nature, local economies, and women in the countries … Continue reading

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Successful campaign: Amtrak to offer vegan meals on the dining car!

Well, we did it!! Yesterday, I spoke on the phone with Tom Hall, Amtrak’s VP of Customer Service, and Gary Gunderson, head of their Food and Beverage Services department. Mr. Hall had received helpful letters from a number of you, … Continue reading

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My interview on The Sprocket Podcast

This past Tuesday, I was honored and delighted to be interviewed by Brock Dittus and Aaron Flores of The Sprocket Podcast.  This podcast has been running for the past four years, and the current hosts interview a variety of people … Continue reading

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Taking positive action for something I believe in

Yesterday I wrote about my trip to San Diego, and how much I love taking the train. I do indeed love it, and I loved the trip. (And I’m having a great time here in California so far!) One thing … Continue reading

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Waking up to palm trees

This winter I’ve been battling a mild depression. (You, too? Seems like it’s been going around.) Somehow in the fall, my mojo started to falter. I think it all started in late September, when my partner experienced some serious setbacks … Continue reading

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An empathy tour?

    I am lit up about a new idea, and I want to share it with you! I am dreaming up an “empathy tour.” Empathy has been on my mind a lot lately.  As I have been stepping back a … Continue reading

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Wrapping up my trip … and the letter to Amtrak

Hey, all! My travels in California are, sadly, drawing to a close. I have had a wonderful trip so far, and I still have two more days to look forward to: tomorrow here in the Bay area, and Saturday on … Continue reading

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The power of place

In my junior year of high school, when I was living in my home state of Virginia and looking at colleges, my aunt Susy (who is also my webmaster – hi, Susy!) gave me a very good piece of advice. … Continue reading

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