Season’s Greetings!

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Published by Tricia A. Mitchell

Tricia A. Mitchell is a freelance writer and photographer. Born in Europe but raised in the United States, she has lived in Valletta, Malta; Heidelberg, Germany; and Split, Croatia. An avid globetrotter who has visited more than 65 countries, she has a penchant for off-season travel. Tricia has learned that travel’s greatest gift is not sightseeing, rather it is the interactions with people. Some of her most memorable experiences have been sharing a bottle of champagne with distant French cousins in Lorraine, learning how to milk goats in a sleepy Bulgarian village, and ringing in the Vietnamese New Year with a Hanoi family. She welcomes any opportunity to practice French and German, and she loves delving into a place’s history and artisanal food scene. A former education administrator and training specialist, Tricia has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in international relations. She and her husband, Shawn, married in the ruins of a snowy German castle. They’ve been known to escape winter by basing themselves in coastal Croatia or Southeast Asia. Her writing has appeared in Fodor’s Travel, Frommer’s, and International Living.

19 thoughts on “Season’s Greetings!

    1. Hi Alessandro, Felice Anno Nuovo (quite soon)! We’re still trying to master “Merry Christmas” in Croatian. I think we have our work cut out for us to learn the proper new year’s greeting. :)

  1. Wishing you and your family the same, Tricia. I love that quote by Thoreau – had never seen it before, but how appropriate for this lovely space we have created for ourselves, here in the blogoshere, spanning the globe! Thank you for being part of it.

    1. Annette, many thanks for the holiday greetings! I happened upon Thoreau’s quote some years ago, and it instantly found its way into my annual Christmas cards to friends and family throughout the world. For me it encapsulates what makes traveling – and having new and old friends at a distance – so special.

      Indeed, it’s been fun connecting this year. :-) Enjoy the last days of 2013!

  2. A happy Christmas and a very positive and wonderful New Year to you both. Once again no snow for Christmas, and very little even on the local mountains. Still quite wonderful to be able to sit outside and have one’s coffee Christmas morning. So looking forward to your adventures in the New Year. XX Larry and Virginia

    1. Many thanks, Marianne! And belated Feliz Navidad greetings to you. :) From the look of it, you’re having just as glorious weather there for the holidays as we’ve been lucky enough to have in Croatia. Enjoy!

    1. Thanks so much, Ruth. I’m actually happy to be calling one location home for the next few months, but I’ll be sure to share the tales of the special people we meet along the way here in Split… All the best!

  3. Let the spirit soar high and free. Search for happiness within you.
    Wishing you a very happy and healthy new year.

    1. Prem, many thanks for the warm greetings for the new year. Wishing you and the family – including your beautiful grandchildren – all the best in 2014 too. It’s so nice to hear from you.

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