Say whaaat? A Xenophile? Sounds weird. A bit creepy even. But it really is the essence of travel. In English, the word xenophile derives from Greek xenos meaning strange/unfamiliar (person or object). Combine that with the phile – to love something or be an enthusiast. So think Anglophile, bibliophile, cinephile. A xenophile embraces new people, places, and experiences, the very definition of travel. One could say being an intentional xenophile enables living life to its fullest and richest. In that case, yes, we want to be xenophiles in our 60’s. Here’s how…
Today is Labor Day in the United States, and my labor is this blog. The holiday honors those whose labor enabled a pretty nice life for many and, for the country, enormous economic advantage. The day got me thinking about my own current labor. For the last sixteen months, during what otherwise would be described as “retirement”, I have labored at creating content for this travel-focused blog, 3 Score & More, the one that you’re reading now. It’s unpaid labor; I’ve made nary a dime. It is sometimes very frustrating. In the end, it is definitely a labor of love and here’s why….
There are all sorts of ways to celebrate a milestone birthday: A blow-out party, cozy family event, festivities in all configurations. And of course travel… my favorite way to celebrate anything.
It was an honor to join a friend’s milestone birthday celebration in Barbados. A brilliant way to acknowledge gratitude for years past and anticipate the years to come with a gathering of friends and a smattering of spouses who joined for the last few days.
Here’s how it went down…along with some practical how to’s for your own milestone celebration. Continue reading “How to celebrate a milestone birthday”
2017 is well underway – do you know where your travel bucket list stands? Because the lists themselves are often so willy-nilly… I’ve decided to create Bucket List Goals to help structure a sometimes feckless travel decision-making process. Each of these categories fulfills my passion for travel, style, and discovery. And each promises to open new horizons.
You’ll read about all these adventures as they unfold, but here’s the plan-in-progress.
Every January, the New York Travel Show hosts America’s premier travel industry event, with more than 500 exhibitor booths, 250 industry speakers and colorful brochures galore. Over 100 cultural presentations beguile would-be travelers with a taste of exotic destinations. At the same time, locations closer to home are viewed anew and added to the “must visit” bucket list.
According to industry leaders, travel is alive and well in 2017 – booming, in fact, and apace with technology and digital innovations. Here are some insights (and some surprises) from the Keynote Panel delivered to travel industry professionals attending the show. Continue reading “5 Insights from travel industry leaders”
In the roller coaster year of 2016, the indisputable bright spot for me was the launch of 3 Score and More in May. With gratitude for all the extraordinary experiences, and excitement about what lies ahead, here’s a “best of” look at how Travel, Style, and Discovery played out over the last eight months…. Continue reading “A Blogger’s Rookie Year”