If you've followed this blog, you know I haven't been posting lately. The reason: I've changed jobs.
So what do business and travel have in common, you might ask? Well, travel IS a business, you know. By some measures, it is the world's largest industry. And two of South Florida's biggest industries are tourism and cruising.
And though it's rarely been obvious to most readers, a good bit of what I've done, even as travel editor, is develop new products. Magazines, websites, newspaper sections, video and even consumer shows have been part of my arsenal as I've sought to share useful, evocative stories with readers on every platform.
But there's more to the switch than that. Every now and then, you need to stretch your horizons. That's what traveling has always been about for me, as I've wandered from Mali to Mongolia, Cameroon to Cameron, N.C. For me, for now, this is the right stretch.
Does this mean I'll stop traveling? Of course not. Just now my husband is (I'm not kidding) at a factory program actually BUILDING his own small airplane. By the end of the month it will be airborne.
I'm determined I'm still going to be traveling far beyond its 800-mile range. With any luck, the next big trip will be Ethiopia. And sure, I'll write about it -- that's in my blood.
Meanwhile, this blog will go into semi-retirement. Every now and then, as the spirit moves, I'll post thoughts or photos, or even something more. Sign up for the rss feed, and you can come along.