"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."

- Augustine of Hippo


"And I think to myself, what a wonderful world."

- Louie Armstrong

"Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow."

- Anita Desai

"Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else."

- Lawrence Block

" Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer."

We have seen places our parents could only imagine in their wildest dreams!

As we travel, we plan to fill the pages with what we learn as we explore this beautiful world and meet its magnificent people. We hope all who stumble upon these pages will enjoy what they find here and will be inspired to get out of town!

Georgia on My Mind (Azerbaijan and Armenia, Too)

Another epic journey has come to a close and we are awaiting our homebound flight in yet another airport lounge. We are the last of our little group to leave Armenia so we have had the day free, which has given us plenty of time to talk about what we have seen and learned over…

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Champagne and Caviar

  “He was a bold man who ate the first oyster.” It is anybody’s guess exactly many times we have all heard that famous quote from Jonathan Swift. I think another person who deserves a bit of credit for boldness is the person who looked inside a dead sturgeon and, upon seeing all those eggs,…

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The Nobel Family of Baku

Probably few people are aware of the connection between the Nobel brothers and Azerbaijan, but it is strong and it is fascinating. Incidentally, it is worth noting that more than one Nobel had prizes given in his name. Ludvig and Emmanuel ((Ludvig’s son) also had prizes bearing their names. The Ludvig Nobel Prize was actually…

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Land of Fire

Just imagine being Marco Polo visiting strange and wonderful lands all along the Silk Road. The amazing things he saw surely shocked the average European and left many people skeptical of his writings. His first glimpse of Azerbaijan’s Fire Mountain had to be quite the sight for him; it’s one of those places you have…

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Back to Sea Level

Family vacation 2023 in Telluride, Colorado, is in the rear view mirror. We are back at home on the creek and the marsh is a beautiful shade of early summer green, but as usual, I can’t resist posting a few random photos of the week we just wrapped up. We’ve had some epic family trips…

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Waterfalls and Water Power

As I previously mentioned, we spent a few hours Monday morning with Grant from Dave’s Mountain Tours exploring the backroads in the mountains outside of Telluride. It was great fun to bounce along those old dirt roads taking in the beautiful scenery and listening to the aspen trees “quake.” Grant wanted to take us off…

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Populus tremuloides

  Catchy title, eh? Kinda reminds me of delirium tremens. I promise I had no intention of writing yet another post on a tree, but here we are. The annual family vacay is this week and this year, we are in Telluride, Colorado. As per usual, everyone is required to do a little happy hour…

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