My wife and I had coffee with some American neighbors last weekend. The conversation ricocheted wildly between current events, where to find good Indian food, and the ins and outs of (them) raising two young children in Paris. We shared knowing nods about how different the city is for tourists: it’s a dazzling, romantic, breathtaking, … More The Difference Between Visiting Paris, and Living in Paris
I was delighted to be included in an article that appeared yesterday on UpJourney. My thoughts on “Why Life is So Hard” appear HERE. (My comments are near the end of the article.) In other news, we’re currently visiting Valencia, Spain, which is a charming city with a rich, fascinating history. On this mission, Old … More Old Money Makes the UpJourney
I was recently asked to comment privately about the pros and cons of living in Europe. My wife and I have lived in Paris for the past five years, and the Inquiring Mind wanted to know about the relative merits of the experience. After sharing the information privately, I thought it might be a good … More Why Live in Paris?
It was mentioned in a comment from Jean-Louis (merci, monsieur) in August that it might be a good idea to address travel attire. I had posted (and received so many great contributions from our readers) on the Back To School Wardrobe for Old Money Guys and Gals, but I’d never thought to write about what to … More Old Money: Travel Attire
The Indian Ocean. Dar Es Salaam. Tanzania.
The large and small of Florence, Italy: the Duomo, difficult to get all of it in one photo…and the gelato, difficult to not want to eat all in one bite. Grazie. BGT
On this blog, I focus frequently on the discipline and effort required to lead an Old Money life. I rarely discuss the rewards, and I’m even less inclined to share my personal life. However, I think it may help to share, on rare occasions, the rewards that sometimes result from adhering to the Core Values … More Old Money: The Rewards Program
It’s been a ghastly summer for Americans visiting foreign countries this year. The fiasco in Rio involving the after-hours behavior of American Olympic athletes and the recent news of Americans frolicking in the public fountains of Rome are cringe-worthy and embarrassing, especially for those of us who regularly travel internationally for business and pleasure. (Two … More Americans Abroad: A Few Things To Remember
Every six months or so, I venture into my closets and drawers in order to consider the fate of clothing items that I haven’t worn recently. There aren’t many, as I purchase for the long haul, avoid trends, and try to take care of my investment (and I do consider clothing an investment.) But even … More Travel vs. Things: Where Old Money Spends It