Hi from Rick: Summer Vacation Dreams
New COVID variants…record heat…political polarization…war in Ukraine…inflation…air travel headaches…grain shortages…midterm elections…monkeypox…January 6 hearings…$100 tanks of gas…happy travels?
Yes, happy travels. Now more than ever, a European vacation is filling my dreams. The world's problems are my problems — they're all our problems. It seems they consume me, and it feels like they're multiplying. But for the good of my ability to be fully engaged and make a difference, I'm going to take a break, knowing I'll be better able to fight that good fight when I recharge.
Normally, when I dream of Europe, it's about working in Europe. I love researching and updating our guidebooks, helping lead our bus tours, and producing new TV shows. I'm such a workaholic, I can't remember really "needing" a vacation… Read more