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.


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My twin sister and I rendezvous every year on our birthday, sometimes to our respective resident countries, but other times to exotic locations.

In April, 2017 we rendezvoused in Istanbul and from there flew together to Muscat, the legendary capital of Oman, a destination I can’t help but designate as exotic.

Enamored with Oman, I created an entire website covering our two-week adventure called Twins In Oman 2017.   I hope it will inspire readers to visit that gentle and pristine country.


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 »

When I was nineteen years old, I set off backpacking in Europe and the Middle East on my own.  It was 1974-75 and the world was a safer place then.  Continue Reading »

First published in the Lafayette Journal & Courier, Lafayette, Indiana, July 25. 1976

By KATHY MATTER Staff Writer

Colleen McGuire, 22, is spending the summer following her junior year at Indiana University as a crew boss for corn de-tasselers in Benton County’s lush cornfields.

Previously, she has picked grapes in Italy and experienced the communal lifestyle of an Israeli kibbutz only five miles from the Lebanese border. Continue Reading »

First published in the Lafayette Journal & Courier, Lafayette, Indiana, 1977



From the border town of Nogales, Arizona to the remote beaches of Acapulco, our bus bumps over a rough 1,700 mile stretch of road that zigzags wildly across the mountains. And fifty hours later, after numerous delays and transfers, we arrive in the bustling cosmopolitan city of Acapulco. Continue Reading »