Twenty-Five Travelogues 1997 - 2023

by Dawn Kramer (Click here to see her Video Work) and
Stephen Buck (Click here to see his site)

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The Next Trips

2023 The First Time to Cuba
February 22 to March 7
We will fly to Havana through Miami, then after some days in the capital, walking on the Malecon, visiting Museums, clubs, etc., we will travel to the city of Trinidad, staying at La Boca, a small fishing village.

We found a nice place to stay in La Boca, a ten minute bike ride from Playa Ancon. We will return to Havana for one night before flying to Merida

2023 Another Return to Mexico
March 7 to April 3
We will fly from Havana to the city of Merida in the Yucatan.

We have used AirBnb and to find our places. We will spent two nights in Puerto Moreles south of Cancun at the end so we can fly back to Boston non stop on Delta.

Most Recent Trips (starting with most recent)

2022 Return to France
July 8 to August 5
Flew into Paris, Trained to Cézac with Isabelle, Drove to Les Cévennes, Took the back to Paris.

We mostly visited friends except for the week in the Cévennes. We stayeed in hotels rather than AirBnBs although the one in Paris had a small kitchen.

2022 Trip to See Family
March 19 to April 12
Two Places in Baja Sur, Mexico, then Utah and Denver.

It started out by wanting to visit Andrew, Dawn's bother in Utah and then thinking we should visit Amber. Things snowballed from there. We decided to visit Cabo near where Amber, Patick, Lily and Cole were staying, but it turned out they had an extra bedroom, so now we stayed with them. The visit to Utah settled in after Cabo and a call to Jamie led to finishing up the trip in Denver that was postponed at the end of our 2020 Mexico trip.

2020 Second Year in Oaxaca
February 5 to March 21
San Francisco, Oaxaca, then the beach in Mexico

We took a trip to Oaxaca with a stop on the way in California to see family much like last year. We stayed in Oaxaca for a month and then went to Brisas de Zicatela for three weeks, but we had to return ten days early because the coronavirus threw a monkey wrench into our plans. We flew back on Dawn's birthday and then self quarantined for fourteen days.

2019 Corsica/Paris
October 3 to 31
First Trip to Corsica, Then on to Paris

>The first plan was to stay a month in Paris, but Dawn got nervous about too many trips to the same places, so I changed the first two weeks to Corsica. We visited Corbara, Corte, Ajaccio, Sari-Solenzara, Bonifacio and Sartene. Then we flew to Paris and stayed in the eleventh.

2019 Oaxaca, Mexico
February through March
First Time in Oaxaca

We took a trip to Oaxaca with a stop in California to see family. We stayed in four different places in Mexico and did get to the beach. We met a lot of interesting people. We returned on April 1 and hoped that Spring would be just around the corner.

2018 Guadeloupe
January 14 through March 5
Three Times a Charm

We were in Guadeloupe again this year. We stayed in four different places for a week each and then three weeks at Gite Mangoplaya with its captivating sunsets.

Past Trips (starting with first)

1997 A Trip in Three Parts
January through June
Our First Trip

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.

1999 Return to Paradise
June to July
Return Trip to France

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 celebrated Bastille Day in Paris and then flew home.

2002 Escape to France
June to July
Return Trip 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. After returning to Paris on the Autoroute we met Malek and watched Olivier teach a class.

2004 A Retreat
Puerto Rico trip

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

2004 A Month in the Country
May 24 to June 22
Return trip to France

A week visiting our friends, Isabelle and Jean in Cezac, a week in the Cathares country near the Pyrenees and two weeks hiking inn to inn in the Vaucluse west of Avignon, circling the town of Apt.

2005 A Place in the Fifth
A week in Paris

A one week trip to Paris to celebrate Dawn's birthday.

2006 Ski Trip
Skiing in the Alps

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 Briançon. Cross-country skied next to fifteenth century churches.

2007 Brittany Slide Show
Paris then Brittany

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


2009 Photo Gallery of Trip to France
Paris Then the South of France

We think there was a travelogue but it seems lost. We have found some writing but we are still looking for the rest of it.

2010 Kyoto
A Trip to make Videos

We went to Kyoto and made three silent video/movement poems and met some wonderful people.


2010 Bogliasco
A Residency

We stopped off in Lucca before starting the residency. After that, we returned to Rome during Christmas week. Lucca and Bogliasco are finished but our week in Rome may never be.

We have found the photos and are adding some text.

2012 Dawn's Sabbatical
Wandering about Europe.

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

2013 Southern France
Meeting up with Adam's Family

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

2014 A Nine Month Trip
Here or There?

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.

2016 A Four Month Trip
January through April
Avoiding Winter

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.

2017 Guadeloupe
Back to Guadeloupe

We stayed in three different places for a week each and then a month on Basse Terre. And finished up with a single night in Gosier to make our flying out easier.

2017 West
Going to the West

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

2017 Visiting in Europe
September through November
Europe, a Whirlwind

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

Copyright: Stephen Buck 2022