I kept a travel diary for each of my overseas trips.

Europe and Asia 2003

Four months, twenty-three countries, Hong Kong gangsters, naked Turks, oompah bands, locust dinners, sumo, Segways, Shakespeare, and the pope.

America 2005

Haunted houses, merry-go-round martinis, mechanical grandmothers, rhyming food, fireworks, flags, and a proposal.

Honeymoon 2008

A tour of the romantic capitals of Old Europe: Paris, Florence, and Rome.