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- author, Travel Tales I Couldn't Put in the Guidebooks, available at Amazon.com and on Kindle
- “I’ve discovered the secret of life,” Kay Thompson, the eccentric entertainer and “Eloise” author, once said. “A lot of hard work, a lot of sense of humor, a lot of joy and a lot of tra-la-la!”
And that's been my life: As a travel writer for over 30 years, I've been around the block (more like around the world), and I write true stories about interesting people and places. (Check out my travel site, Travels With Lea.)
I've lived an unconventional life in conventional trappings. Been a corporate VP, worked with foster kids, acted in an Indie ("Nurse 1"), was on Jeopardy!.
I've been managing editor of a travel publication, written for the Times, and authored books. OS is my home, but I also blog on The Huffington Post, and I've contributed (mostly anonymously) to everything from encyclopedias to guidebooks.
Married young, divorced late; married late, widowed early, I dated lots in-between -- and survived a scary illness. After being happily, peacefully solo for many years, I'm now happily married again.
I founded and still edit www.sololady.com, a lifestyle Website for single women. I'm truly grateful for each precious day, each well-earned wrinkle, my family, my cat. Truth, laughter, friendship, late love. And this blog -- on this wonderful site!
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I know... it's been a long while since I've been here. I do keep busy writing general info blogs for Huffpost and I just started writing travel blogs for Forbes.com.
Here's the link to my latest. Please do check it out! And do keep writing the good… Read full post »
The post-holiday, end-of-year, lost-in-the-internet-without-a-supervisor mood around here is evident.
I haven't been around much lately, but I'm still writing about travel. (Blatant plug: For a great holiday gift, my recent book is available on Amazon and Kindle, Travel Tales I Couldn't Put in the G… Read full post »
Sheila Reep (you might know her better on OS as Buffy W or Sheila Smigel) and I had a plan: to create a great light read. And with my writing and her charming illustrations, I think we did!
The rest of the year may be filled… Read full post »
When you are older and in love you go for it.
Bill and I had 10 days and frequent-flyer points, so last minute we decided to return to our favorite city, Paris, to celebrate the Christmas holidays and the New Year. We wanted to feel like Parisians, so we… Read full post »
The election polls remains close, and the five percent or so of undecided voters may make the difference in swing states.
Look, if you’re still on the fence after all the ads and speeches and debates, by now it’s time to climb down and decide, don’tcha think?
And if… Read full post »
I was thinking about my earliest feelings of sexuality because I'm hooked on the new Sunday PBS series Call the Midwife, set in slummy East-End London in the 1950s.
The series, dealing with many unwanted pregnancies, resonates with me because like many of the characters, I was a teenager in… Read full post »
Bill's sister Chris was recuperating from successful surgery, so we flew up from Florida to meet her at Migis Lodge, near where she lives in Maine, for a healing weekend reunion. Come along!
Before getting to the lodge we stopped at a shack on Penob… Read full post »
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