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

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

- Anita Desai


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

- Augustine of Hippo

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

- Lawrence Block


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

- Louie Armstrong

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!

The Wit and Wisdom of Walt

       “Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.”   ~~~Walt Disney   Being five years old is kinda cool in our family. It’s a pretty big deal. Several things happen without fail. For one thing, you get your portrait painted before those baby teeth start falling out. Secondly,…

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Grave Times, Grave Matters

“I am in this electric chair not for what I done, but for what somebody else done . . . I am about to go to eternity and I have made peace with my God. Facing eternity, I would not dare tell a lie, for I know, and you know, that nothing can save me…

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Gannets and Glow-Worms

We have returned from a travel experience I hope never to repeat. But in the midst of all the pandemonium, we think it is important to take a little time to talk about all the really cool things we did and saw in New Zealand. Of course, we would have rather stayed on and had…

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Postcards from a Pandemic II

12 March 2020 – It’s been really nice being away from all the hype about Coronavirus. Nobody mentions it anywhere. It’s just not an issue at the restaurants, bars, and other places we’ve visited; everything is hopping here. The Kiwis are out having fun. I propose Auckland as the control group. We can make graphs and…

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Postcards from a Pandemic

It seems like we are riding way up on the crest of a wave. We have the impression that the world is losing its collective mind over this Coronavirus and anyone traveling right now is surfing along in uncharted, roiling waters. To be honest, I expect it to come crashing down one way or the…

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The Yawkey Way

Tom Yawkey is probably best remembered as the long-time owner of the Boston Red Sox, but in these parts, his name is synonymous with wildlife conservation and philanthropy. Although he was born in Detroit, educated at Yale, and lived his life in the Northeast, his heart was on the coast of South Carolina. Along with…

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A Lowcountry Chinese Lantern Festival

I’m just spitballing here, but I fear this coronavirus thing is going to get alot worse before it gets better. If you have a yen for a little Chinese culture, you might want to take a short roadtrip to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in Charleston. That could be as close as you are going to…

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