The traveling glass cheeseburger • New South Wales, Australia

Thirty-nine days on the road. Our value is intrinsic.  It cannot be taken away.  I truly realized my own real freedoms the moment I knew it was pointless to compare myself to others and to hold myself to a bogus standard.  My chase for inspiration has to meet with the messy pursuit of imperfection.  Nothing…

The traveling glass cheeseburger • New Zealand

Fourteen days on the road.  I signed up to crew on a yacht in Bay of Islands Sailing Week, “Bay Week,” out of the Opua Marina, just south of where I was staying in Paihia, Bay of Islands.  We raced and cruised for 3 days in some of the most otherworldly islands and lagoons of…

The traveling glass cheeseburger • Hawaiian style

Four days on the road.  I’m on the East side of Oahu, in Kailua.  I woke up to the smell of plumeria, the sound of waves, and a lot of swaying emotions.  I drove for an hour in my rented convertible Jeep to a beach that sounded nice (another dream I will not downplay: driving…

The traveling glass cheeseburger • Murano

The Glass Art Society Conference 2018 was held on the island of Murano.  We hopped on the foot ferry in the morning for a full day in Murano.  We had the incredible good fortune to see Venini.  Glass artist Angelo Pinzan, with Venini since 1987, was featured the day we walked in.  On Fondamenta Dei…

The traveling glass cheeseburger • Conegliano

Today, we meet Sarah of La Vigna di Sarah in Conegliano for a tour of her mystical Prosecco vineyard. ~ Oggi incontriamo Sarah di La Vigna di Sarah a Conegliano per un tour del suo mistico vigneto Prosecco. ~ Nous rencontrons aujourd’hui Sarah de La Vigne di Sarah à Conegliano pour une visite de son vignoble…

The traveling glass cheeseburger • Venice

On our first evening in Venice, all we want is some spaghetti with vino rosso.  Easy to find, it is a quick prayer to answer.  I pluck my glass cheeseburger from my sunshine yellow purse, and place it on the table with our wine.  This day was surreal to say the least.  I never thought…

The traveling glass cheeseburger • Murano

•Talisman• noun an object that is thought to have magic powers and to bring good luck. As I empty my backpack in to the armoir in our Venetian apartment, my glass cheeseburger glimmers a smile at me.  It’s 7 a.m. on our first day in Venice.  I kicked coffee 7 years prior, but the smell…