After seven months of separation, my life partner Marie Barnes is now able to return from Quebec for us to be together again. I have decided to take a hiatus from blogging and travel writing for one month to reconnect and enjoy a sort of honeymoon in Mexico.
During this time of limited travel opportunities, it isn’t easy to find new travel stories. American passport holders are especially limited in travel destinations that will accept them. Due to the United States handling of the pandemic, a USA passport has been relegated to that of a pariah nation. Hopefully, that will soon pass, and travel for me will return to normal. Until that time, I must rely on past travel experiences to tell my stories.
I would like to take this opportunity to ask you to tell me which of the twenty stories published so far you have enjoyed and why. What would you like to see more of and what would you like less. My aim in this is to deliver what you want to read as well as what I want to write.
When travel is possible again, I hope to go to Portugal, Spain, and Morocco. Those will be new experiences for me and new stories for you. Until then, I have a couple of ideas that draw on older travel experiences.
My son, Eric, and I had many travel adventures while he was growing up. We went to India, Thailand. China, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and several parts of the Caribbean (St. Maarten, St. Barth’s, and Saba) and many road trips in the USA. I could make a series called “Travels with Eric” about those trips.
A second series would cover my experiences in Haiti during the time of Francois Duvalier, also known as “Papa Doc.” These would include meeting and dealing with the head of the dreaded “ton-ton macout,” the dictator’s secret police, witnessing a real voodoo ceremony, travels to the country’s interior at the request of President Duvalier, and other adventures.
Would readers be interested in these stories? That is my question to you. Please give me your feedback.
In the meantime, I’m taking a little vacation. You will hear from me again in December. Now I want to hear from you. HASTA LA VISTA!