COLLEEN F. McGUIRE  — I was a housing rights lawyer with my own law firm in New York City for 16 years until the gods of Greece called for me.   I now run CycleGreece, a company offering awesome odysseys on ancient terrain.

TURKEY 2011. My sister Cat and I went to Turkey for two weeks in October, 2011. My reflections on that marvelous trip are posted on a Turkey 2011 blog I created from articles I wrote for the Turkey section of Matt Barrett’s Greece Travel website.

When:  August, 1999

Where:   Ecuador

Who:  My twin sister Cat and me

What:   Ayahuasca Journey with a Shaman

Why:   Transformative Healing

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I don’t drink beer. I drink wine.  When I go out for dinner or meet up with friends I enjoy a glass or two of red wine. Most of my friends drink wine. I know a lot of people who drink wine. But I don’t know many wine drinkers who have picked the grapes that make the wine. Continue Reading »


How did someone with a name so completely Celtic as Colleen McGuire come to possess an Italian passport?  Continue Reading »


Do you know how easy it is to be a vegetarian in the United States?  Continue Reading »



My sister, Cat, and I are twins, born on April Fools Day (unbeknownst until that moment to our mom and her doctor), and we wanted, as usual, to do something special on our birthday on April 1, 2007 when we were, for a change, both in New York City.  Continue Reading »


From Plaka, a pretty town north of Agio Nikolaos in eastern Crete, the island of Spinalonga looks invitingly close.  Just a hop, skip and a paddle away by sea kayak—or so it seemed.  Continue Reading »