Cultural Experiences, Connections and Travel Can Change the World

Thanks to everyone who is working make this a better world. Most of you reading this know that I’m the author of Tales of a Female Nomad, Living at Large in the World; and more than 70 children’s books… the most popular, More Spaghetti, I Say! I’m also a nomad. I gave away all my possessions 28 years ago and took off to connect with people and write about cultures all over the world. I Continue Reading →

Bus & Bonfire Bonding in Yosemite – Green Tortoise Adventure Travel

I write as I finish a big plate of pancakes with strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream. And coffee. I spent the night sleeping in a big green bus with 13 other people, most of them under thirty. I’m on a Green Tortoise Adventure Travel tour of Yosemite National Park. This is day three. My friend, Bonita, has been talking forever about how great the GT trips are, so I decided to do one three-day trip Continue Reading →

More Spaghetti in Coquille, Oregon

I am writing as I return from giving a talk to kids at the Coquille, Oregon public library: about my life, my books, and the incredible world out there that I hope they will discover in the years to come. It was part of the library’s summer program. What fun! The kids, from toddlers to fourth graders, were wonderfully attentive as I squawked (and got them to squawk) like a Galapagos frigate bird looking for Continue Reading →