Tracey Jackson

MOTHER HONORED AT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

MOTHER HONORED AT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Santa Barbara Historical Society has mounted a show in honor of my mother, Beverley Jackson. It’s not your average show.  It’s part fashion retrospective, part photo journalism to show the vibrancy of Santa Barbara in the 70’s and 80’s and  it’s part sociological study through my mother’s perspective  during her long career as… Read More

Feb 8 2016 | 4 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

CHANGES

CHANGES

Every now and then we lose a giant. That is certainly the case this week with the death of David Bowie. Changes has been one of my favorite songs for as long as I can remember. There is nothing I can say about David Bowie that won’t sound cliched at this point.… Read More

Jan 11 2016 | 6 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

MACHU PICCHU

MACHU PICCHU

  By the time we got to Machu Picchu it was pouring.   Don’t ask me why but I had not remotely prepared for this. I knew it was the rainy season. I didn’t know how close to the Amazon we really were. I didn’t calculate the details well at all. So,… Read More

Jan 3 2016 | 1 Comment | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Jan 1 2016 | 1 Comment | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

THE JOURNEY TO MACHU PICCHU

THE JOURNEY TO MACHU PICCHU

There are many ways to get to Machu Picchu.  You can hike in on the 30 mile Inca Trail, which is a path that runs through the mountains, valleys and forests. It takes four days.  You stay in three camps.  You cross rivers and well, I’m sure for those inclined to take part in such adventures it… Read More

Dec 29 2015 | 1 Comment | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

CHRISTMAS DAY IN CUSCO

CHRISTMAS DAY IN CUSCO

I warned you there was not going to be much in the way of chronology with these blogs.  The reason this did not get posted yesterday was we were in Machu Picchu last night where we had zero wifi. We did not loll around on Christmas morning. It was up early, breakfast and… Read More

Dec 27 2015 | 2 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

CUSCO CHRISTMAS MARKET

CUSCO CHRISTMAS MARKET

I can’t imagine a better day to arrive in Cusco than on Christmas Eve. We dropped our bags at the hotel.  Then we gulped down a cup of the  tea that helps you fight off any altitude sickness.  This is high, high, high. Despite being on pills we got in the states, my toes… Read More

Dec 26 2015 | 6 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

CHRISTMAS EVE IN CUSCO

CHRISTMAS EVE IN CUSCO

I’m not blogging in order as it’s Christmas Eve and we are in the world’s second highest city, Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire that sits at 11,200 feet in the Andes  and is now Catholicism on steroids. We are staying in a former monastery, it’s now a hotel. When you go… Read More

Dec 24 2015 | No Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

LIMA

LIMA

It’s that time of year – our annual holiday trip.  This year we are doing Peru, well, part of Peru. Eight days worth of Peru.   We got to Lima very late night before last. We leave very early tomorrow morning for Cusco.  Due to the fact that Peru is in the… Read More

Dec 24 2015 | 1 Comment | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

COUNT DOWN TO PRESENTS

COUNT DOWN TO PRESENTS

  So you’ve got four days until those gifts have to be at a their destinations.  Thank heavens for the internet.  You can get most things sent overnight. Perfect for those who hate to shop and or procrastinators.   But you better start now if you don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings.  … Read More

Dec 19 2015 | 2 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

THE GLAMOUR OF PARIS

THE GLAMOUR OF PARIS

She was called the “Last Queen of Paris.” She has been considered the most glamorous, one of the most photographed, best dressed woman in the world since she was in her early twenties. Comtesse Jacqueline de Ribes is one of those woman who embodies so much of what we love about French… Read More

Nov 19 2015 | 2 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

DAY TRIPPER – WEST POINT

DAY TRIPPER – WEST POINT

Don’t ask why, but somehow today I ended up spending a few hours at West Point.   No, we were not looking for Ben Carson’s paperwork for and the whole #WestPoint did not lead me there either.  It was actually Taylor who wanted to go.  She never asks for things like that. She… Read More

Nov 8 2015 | 2 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

THE MARATHON

THE MARATHON

Today I never left the apartment. But it didn’t matter as I had one of the best shows on earth outside my window, where the homestretch of  New York City Marathon took place.  I wrote a proper blog about what marathon running means in life or at least in my life over… Read More

Nov 1 2015 | No Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

GREAT PUMPKINS

GREAT PUMPKINS

I was out in the country last weekend and there were pumpkins everywhere. There also seemed to be a lot of trick or treaters running around. I’m a bit confused as to when kids are actually going out.  But it feels like people are starting to get in the mood. I have… Read More

Oct 28 2015 | 3 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

AFTER THE FACT

AFTER THE FACT

  I don’t usually blog about a place after I have returned, but people keep asking me about Iceland. It seems to be a county that has captured many people’s imaginations.  People want to know if there is more there than penises in jars and waterfalls. “What is the food like?”  “Is… Read More

Oct 18 2015 | 2 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...