EPIC Group Travel Writers: Memories of Nepal

This is the sixth in a series of monthly stories by travel writers from EPIC Group Writers, an Edmonds non-profit organization whose mission is to support those who create, communicate and connect through cultural and artistic endeavors, especially the literary arts. What are my dearest memories of my trip to Nepal? Not the enormous jagged…

EPIC Group Travel Writers: Step by Step

This is the fifth in a series of monthly stories by travel writers from EPIC Group Writers, an Edmonds non-profit organization whose mission is to support those who create, communicate and connect through cultural and artistic endeavors, especially the literary arts. “Out! Out!” our Nepalese guide shouted joyfully, pulling us American women down the minivan…

EPIC Group Travel Writers: Soundscapes

This is the fourth in a series of monthly stories by travel writers from EPIC Group Writers, an Edmonds non-profit organization whose mission is to support those who create, communicate and connect through cultural and artistic endeavors, especially the literary arts. When I left the United States for the first time, I was 30 years…

EPIC Group Travel Writers: The Scent of Cloves

This is the third in a series of monthly stories by travel writers from EPIC Group Writers, an Edmonds non-profit organization whose mission is to support those who create, communicate and connect through cultural and artistic endeavors, especially the literary arts. It was late afternoon when Glenn and I left our hotel, the Serena to…

EPIC Group Travel Writers: The Bookshop in Venice

This is the second in a series of monthly stories by travel writers from EPIC Group Writers, an Edmonds non-profit organization whose mission is to support those who create, communicate and connect through cultural and artistic endeavors, especially the literary arts. On my first visit to Venice, I stayed in Cannaregio, one of six historic…

EPIC Group Travel Writers: Down the river of no return

This is the first in a series of monthly stories by travel writers from EPIC Group Writers, an Edmonds non-profit organization whose mission is to support those who create, communicate and connect through cultural and artistic endeavors, especially the literary arts. In 1994, the Middle Fork Whitewater Rafting Company offered an excursion down the Middle…