• TIO NZ: A Visual Wrap-up

    3 weeks ago.

    We've been home from our month in New Zealand for two weeks. The late fall buff landscape that greeted us on our return has finally been replaced by a coat of white, and I can now take the time to…

  • TIO NZ: Flying To Milford Sound

    1 month ago.

    I’ve known a long time that Milford Sound was itself a reason to visit New Zealand. We were going to be close, but I didn’t see that there was enough time to work that in to our busy schedule –…

  • TIO NZ: Tekapo & Points South

    1 month ago.

    Our planned departure out of Christchurch to Lake Tekapo got delayed until the beginning of Christchurch rush hour, so it was a bit late when we reached our lodging. Late enough that our host-owner Steve Hunter, at the rustic but very…

  • TIO NZ: Things That Move

    1 month ago.

    Trains, planes, boats. And cars, and even a few kilometers on foot, though not as many as I had imagined. The car parts, the airline parts, worked pretty much as expected: Air New Zealand was fine, the flight attendants more…

  • TIO NZ: North Island, So Far

    2 months ago.

    In Aotearoa, in the Maori's "land of the long white cloud," the adventure began for us on New Zealand's North Island, according to legend, "the fish pulled from the sea by the trickster demigod Maui." And what a catch it…

  • TIO, LA: Skirball Center, Celebrating Diversity

    2 months ago.

    The visit to the Noah's Ark at the Skirball Cultural Center was an afterthought. After all, the award-winning space was designed as a play area largely for families and kiddos. The truth is this magical, make-believe space, the result of a collaboration…

  • TIO Left Coast So Far: Oysters & Wyeth, A Pearl

    2 months ago.

    On our road trip to the Left Coast, so far we have enjoyed fabulous food (earth-to-plate at Seattle's wonderful Terra Plata; oysters harvested a few yards away at a roadside restaurant in Hama Hama, Washington), also food for thought, including…

  • TIO Left Coast: A Perfect Road Trip

    2 months ago.

    Once again Sus doubted my navigation skills: we headed north from Bellevue, Washington to meet Daughter #1, Kimm and her husband Michael in Cannon Beach, Oregon for the weekend. It made no sense to my somewhat navigationally impaired wife. But…

  • TIO NYC: See Forever and 9/11 Memorial

    3 months ago.

    See Forever... Say that to anyone who has skied in Telluride, Colorado and he or she will instantly conjure a brilliant winter day on a ski run with 360° mountain views close at hand and continuing all the way out…

  • Telski: Hanzas Joins Inn at Lost Creek

    4 months ago.

    In August, Jonathan Hanzas joined Telluride Ski & Golf as the new general manager overseeing the Inn at Lost Creek. Jonathan Hanzas brings over 10 years of experience in hotel operations and hospitality to the venue. Most recently, he worked as assistant general…

  • TIO SE Asia: Into Cambodia

    1 year ago.

    Though we had spent four wonderful days in Cambodian waters during our Mekong River cruise, our experience the past  three days made it clear we were only getting a slice of the bounty of Cambodia. Chhay and Sel our guide…

  • TIO SE Asia: Dispatch 2, Good-bye Vietnam, Hello Cambodia

    1 year ago.

    Ed. Note: Photos to follow. We are internet constrained, but want to publish this post in a timely fashion. Living the life of luxury on the Mekong River can entail an early get-up: specifically, the tai chi session on the…

  • TIO Montana: Wrap-up, Pilots And Airplanes

    1 year ago.

    Let me start by saying that serendipity often reveals itself through our mistakes. I'll explain later. Our adventure with the family officially ended with a Friday morning breakfast in Columbia Falls. Kimm, Mike and Matthew detoured into the Park for…

  • Mountainfilm & Telski: “Racing Extinction,” 12/8

    2 years ago.

    Telluride Mountainfilm, with support from the Telluride Ski & Golf Company, brings encore of "Racing Extinction,” Community screening is Tuesday, December 8, Telluride Conference Center, Mountain Village. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the show begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.  Telluride Mountainfilm…

  • TIO CA.: Sausalito & San Francisco

    2 years ago.

    In a world where so many politicians are thought to prostitute themselves for power and money, the question on the table is this: Would she be a viable candidate for public office today? Born Mabel Busby in Baker, Oregon in 1903,…

  • Telluride: The Real Deal

    2 years ago.

    Turkey day? Meh. Opening day of the winter ski season in Telluride (November 26). Now you’re talking. Reasons why Telluride over any other ski resort are laid out in purple prose (dusted with snow white) by one of our wonderful Sunday ladies,…