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Publication: “Tequila after sunrise” in Whereabouts travel anthology

This fall has flown by, and I now sit among clocks that read two different hours. As we tie up Daylight Savings Time, I’m more than due for a publication update. My essay “Tequila after sunrise” was published last month in Whereabouts: Stepping Out of Place, an anthology about living in between spaces from 2 Leaf Press.

I’m thrilled to see my essay set at a tiny Greek hotel there on page 120 of this book, only in part because Henry Hughes of the The Harvard Review described the compilation asCompellingly narrative and, at times, dazzlingly lyrical” and tagged its stories “both cerebral and sensual.” Continue reading

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In today’s Washington Post: Santorini without the tourists

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Nonplussed tourists wait for a sunset in Oia, Santorini. Photo by Rhea.

My piece on visiting one of the most popular Greek islands without all the bustle appears in today’s Washington Post Travel section. This is my first story for Post Travel and I’m thrilled to see it! Reporting the story wasn’t so bad, either.

Read Losing the tourists on tourist-mobbed Santorini.

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Tequila After Sunrise

Photo by Arlene Fetizanan

My travel essay, “Tequila After Sunrise,” is out in the Outside In travel and literary magazine. If that looks like a mouthful, try writing in red Sharpie in your second language. Or better yet, don’t — it could lead to a major misunderstanding. Yes, as I threatened earlier, it is time to share more about my trip to Greece and Turkey this summer. Check out the piece for details. Then stay for a while and find your way around a travel prose poem, a personal history of breaking into journalism, and other good stuff.

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Stereos the shopkeeper

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This is the best shopkeeper in all of Santorini. His name is Stereos, Greek for “solid.”

Stereos heaped extra figs into our day trip provisions, sold big water bottles for half a Euro, and treated us to an impromptu local wine tasting. “You, speak first. Which one do you want?” He said to me. The varietal options were Dry Red or Sweet Red.

Meeting this bedrock mensch was just one of my adventures in Greece and Turkey this August. (Yes, all went well despite some trepidations). I look forward to sharing more soon.

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