Judith Glynn is a prolific writer. In addition to two books, she writes articles from general interest to personal essay to travel. Her intuitive curiosity when researching a destination results in detailed and eclectic stories, often letting the locals chime in.
She’s is a member of ARIA, the Association of Rhode Island Authors.
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It’s absolutely impossible to not come across ibérico ham – especially Serrano ham – when travelling in Spain. From garden-variety bars and cafés in any and every town to the most exquisite fine-dining restaurants,.
Spain’s quintessential art form flamenco is a highly seductive, captivating dance and music. The soulful expressions of the dancers, the swish of ruffled skirts hiked knee high to emphasize intricate steps, plus the sensual yet ramrod-straight dominance of male partners entices wannabes from around the world to learn the dance in the country where it originated.
I’m honored. My article “Searching for my Father’s Grave” is part of Susan Shapiro’s book “The Byline Bible: Get Published in Five Weeks.” It was begun and edited in her NYC writing workshop. She wrote:
“Thank you for giving me permission to reprint your brilliant piece in my new book “The Byline Bible” which is officially out this week. It was one of my favorite clips from 25 years of teaching 25,000 students!” Susan Shapiro
A surprising — and cautionary — tale of a 68-year-old woman who fell in love with a man she met online. Six years later, she was devastated and inconsolable when their relationship imploded one Christmas Eve.
It’s common for expatriates with a cause to befriend fellow countrymen in their adopted land. For some, daily living without the awareness of their birth country around them can grate on the mind. Perhaps that pathos led Pablo Picasso to support fellow Spaniard Eugenio Arias when they met.
Personal Essay — I was at Newark Airport waiting for my cross-country flight to San Francisco when a young man nearby stretched and swayed his willowy body, arms raised hallelujah-style. A tattoo began at his wrist, encircled his forearm and disappeared into an Army-fatigue jacket scrunched at his elbow.
Personal Essay — Now recently retired, I’m reflective and forgiving of my father. I feel deep compassion for his life ravaged by alcohol. Today, I recognize his absence had empowered me to lead a fulfilled life, one I love, minus his harmful, hands-on presence. And it’s a life he made possible.
When the Atlantic crashes against the Cliffs of Moher with such force it mimics a thunder clap and, slightly inland, a cow moos in the pitch-black night, both sounds complement the rural landscape of Doolin. But it’s the feisty, toe-tapping tunes drifting from the doorways and up the narrow chimneys of four pubs that set this musical village apart.
At its inception centuries ago, ginja was used for digestive purposes. Eventually the sweet liqueur made its way to wealthy clients, then into fado establishments. Today the drink enjoys record popularity and is sold everywhere.
What to buy and where to buy it in a destination is helped along when locals make the suggestions. Tourist favorite, Cesky Krumlov, in southern Czech Republic has some shopping finds if you know where to look.
Transform a former Madrid palace into a hotel that’s a design showstopper. Add a concept that pampers the individual guest. Make it cozy, yet chic, and it’s a hit from day one.
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Family-friendly Cleveland has the world’s largest PEZ collection. There’s a museum of restored religious statues. And a free museum at Case Western Reserve University highlights historic contraceptive tools and practices.
Mangia, Rhode Island-style, for many locals and visitors to America’s smallest state is a trip to Atwells Avenue on Providence’s Federal Hill. It’s the state’s “Little Italy” district, which is right off Route 95 and steps from downtown.
Hop-on, hop-off or tour the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® in three days. Guides are at the distilleries. Learn how bourbon is produced. Sip samples. Stop in towns along the way.
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Some cities just can’t catch a break as a must-see destination. They also carry a heavy past needing a proud update. That was Montgomery’s dilemma despite Rosa Parks, a local black woman, refusing to move to the back of a city bus. That 1955 event ignited the Civil Rights Movement nationwide.