Beware of Alien Abduction


This photo somewhere in a Park Hotel in Italy (Johanna Park Hotel to be exact) warning pedestrians of UFO’s potentially abducting them. Watch out for an alien! [ Read More ]

The Alarm Call


Staying at a hotel one night, I arranged for an alarm call at 8:30 AM. At 8:25 the phone rang, and a voice asked if it was I who had ordered the call. [ Read More ]

The Best Tourist Attraction Ever

Tourist Attraction

In my opinion, the tourist attraction that by all rights deserves to be the 8th Wonder of the World… [ Read More ]

Foot Delivery


When he was on holiday in US, my husband called to tell he’d seen a pair of boots that he was sure I would love. [ Read More ]

Mayday Mayday


My cousin Franco, a nautical adventurist, was towing his boat home from fishing trip when suddenly his car broke down. [ Read More ]

The Real Life Ferris Bueller

ferris bueller

There is no doubt in my mind that my brother is the real-life version of Ferris Bueller. No matter what he does, Brad somehow ends up smelling like roses at the end of every story. This isn’t just some lucky streak either. Brad has always been like this. [ Read More ]

The Family Trip [VIDEO]

Nathaniel tells the story of one of his first family trips as a child. But getting started was no vacation. Does his family’s dream trip successfully take off? [ Read More ]

Loco Gringo


The setting for this story is Ixtapa, Mexico on one of our infrequent vacations. I was told to be very careful of the treacherous undertow but daredevil that I am, I paid no heed to this. [ Read More ]

Persistent Caller


Listening to our local radio station, I heard the DJ announce a contest for a vacation trip for two, which would go to the fifth caller. [ Read More ]

The Most Playful Bus Driver in New York City

Public Bus

October 11, 2015– Dear Secret Diary, I met the coolest bus driver the other day! [ Read More ]

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