Travel for Fun


by Zora O'Neill on July 19, 2013

I’m not on summer break–I’m hard at work. But everyone’s favorite kitchen accessory, Sugar Duck, is on vacation, and he’s having a blast! All these postcards were “delivered” to me by Peter. [The next morning...] ……….. In other news that makes me feel hung-over, Lonely Planet appears to have been gutted in the name of […]

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I know, last week I gave the master list of counterintuitive travel tips. But, whaddya know, I thought of another one. And that is: Discomfort is good. You could say this is a variation on the idea of taking impractical transport. But there’s a greater sense of this, in which it’s generally a good idea […]


9 Tips for Counterintuitive Travel (the master list)

by Zora O'Neill on June 24, 2013

Last fall, I wrote a series of blog posts about the rather cranky, not-immediately-logical way I have come to travel. Here’s the master list of tips, with links back to the posts. Employ on your summer vacation, and tell me how it goes! 1. Go to the bad part of town. Like nice families, nice […]


Dubai: Ibn Battuta Mall

by Zora O'Neill on April 3, 2012

Following up the runaway success of my post on Terminal 21 in Bangkok, I think I might become a specialist in theme malls. I admit I felt a little thrill at going to the Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai not so much because I admire the 14th-century traveler (though I do), but because I was […]