Seventeen Travelogues 1997 - 2018

by Dawn Kramer and Stephen Buck

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Current/Future Trips

Europe, Sept-Nov 2017 Visiting in Europe

We are headed for Rome, Padua, Pesaro, Bologna, Parma and the Lake District in Italy, then Thich Nhat Hanh's Mediation Center at Plum Village near Bordeaux and finally Paris.

Guadeloupe Jan-Mar, 2018 Three Times a Charm

We will be in Guadeloupe again this year, January 14 until March 5, 2018. We will stay in four different places for a week each and then three weeks returning to Gite Mangoplaya with its captivating sunsets.

Most Recent Trips

Going to the West March-April, 2017 West 2017

After returning home for a few weeks, we visited family in Colorado, Utah and California.

Januay-March, 2017 Guadeloupe 2017

We went to Guadeloupe again. We stayed in three different places for a week each and then a month on Basse Terre. We found beaches and quiet.

Past Trips

Our First Trip in 1997 A Trip in Three Parts

Costa Rica, Italy, Prague and France. January through June, 1997. We were both in our fifties and self-unemployed. Dawn was a modern dance choreographer and I was a theatrical lighting designer. We took six months off in response to the death of my parents and our own need to re-evaluate our lives. We took the laptop and emailed our friends as we went along.

Return Trip to France in 1999 Return to Paradise

Dawn's son got married, and we celebrated with our own trip. We went back to Le Lot and then wended our way back to Paris looking at old Romanesque churches and the Cathedrals at Bourges and Chartres as we went. We celbrated Bastille Day in Paris and then flew home.

Return Trip to France in 2002 Escape to France

We needed a short getaway and we took it. We went south again through Sancerre where we investigated that beautiful wine. Met three wonderful French couples. Returning to Paris on the Autoroute we met Malek and watched Olivier teach a class.

Puerto Rico trip A Retreat in 2004

A yoga trip to deal with the death of Dawn's mom.

Return trip to France in 2004 A Month in the Country

A week visiting friends, a week in the Cathares country in Frances near the Pyrenees, two weeks hiking inn to inn in the Vaucluse west of Avignon.

A week in Paris 2005 A Place in the Fifth

A one week trip to Paris in March, 2005.

Skiing in the Alps 2006 Ski Trip

We flew over on New Year's Eve and back on Friday the 13th for the cheapest fare imaginable. We took an overnight sleeper from Paris to Brianšon. Cross-country skied next to fifteenth centuary churches.

Brittany Slide Show 2007

Wandered around Brittany looking for good weather and having fun. Made a slide show rather than write.

Kyoto 2010

We went to Kyoto and made three silent video/movement poems and met some wonderful people.
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Dawn's Sabbatical 2012

Made site-specific performance videos in Ireland, France and Sicily. Then went to Florence, Berlin and Dublin

July in Southern France 2013

Visited Bordeaux, the Pyrenees and spent a week with Adam's family in the Dordogne near Bergerac.

Here or There? 2014-2015 A Nine Month Trip

We did a trip to California to stay with famiy for three months, then two months in Guanajuato, Mexico and another month visiting Mexico city and a small fishing village in the Yucatan. Then we lived in three different apartments in Paris. where we started using Airbnb when we lost our housing last minute. Up until now, all our trips have been about going away and then coming back.  This time we are going to attempt to take our "here"with us and be home in another place.

Avoiding Winter  2016 A Four Month Trip

We started the afternoon of New Year's Eve by flying to Guadeloupe. After a month, we passed through Paris for a week on our way to Morocco. A week in Marrakech, two in Essaouira and one in Casablanca. After that, six weeks in Provence in two different towns, Le Paradou and Goult, and we took the IDTGV to Paris for the two weeks, except that Dawn spent that last week in California. This trip was designed to be in only French speaking countries to help Stephen with his language issues.

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