I love hearing from people who have stumbled across my site. You're welcome to send me a simple hello, and I'd especially love it if you said it in a different language. What I love to get from readers: links to first-rate articles and Web sites; wine, restaurant, book, music and hiking recommendations; and story ideas, of course.

Or, tell me what your favorite yoga pose, magazine, travel destination or food is. And smile while you write. Because of the large amount of email I receive, sending me a tweet is best. Ciao!