Welcome to my blog on travel, culture, food and well-being.

Whether you are a well-heeled traveler, a novice or just an arm-chair traveler (which we all are at times), through little detours and diversions, I hope to inspire, entertain and enliven your imagination in ways that will enhance your horizon-broadening quests.

Having lived and traveled around the world for more than 40 years, it is now time to share places, experiences, interests and insights with others.

I am an ex-pat American having lived in Montevideo, Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow and my travels have taken me to many more countries near and far, often for extended periods. I now live in Germany in the Taunus Mountain area, in a small town sandwiched between two historical spa towns. During the past several decades Marseille, where I travel regularly to visit relatives, has become a second home. I grew up in California’s Central Valley, known as the Raisin Capitol of the World, and still have family there that I visit regularly. Consequently, my focus will be on these areas.

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Dorothy Garabedian

My published articles are at: http://www.dorothygarabedian.com

Autumn in Ascona, Switzerland
Autumn in Ascona, Switzerland

Header photo: Winter in Marseille