"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!

Palais Garnier

Pop quiz! Name a building anywhere in the world that is named after the architect. Can’t think of one, can you? Buildings are always named after their benefactor or location or purpose, right? Well, here’s the exception to the rule (as we know, every rule has an exception): The Palais Garnier in Paris. I was…

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Droning On and On

“Then we put the juice in these barrels for a year . . .” Blah, blah, blah, yak, yak, yak . . . At this point, I feel myself drifting into a hypnotic state. Yes, I can sleep standing. I have done it many times on winery visits. I probably listened with interest the first few…

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Oso Magnificent!

I’m quite sure that the Oso Peninsula on the Pacific side of Costa Rica ticks all the boxes to qualify for the being called the Garden of Eden. If this isn’t it, I cannot possibly imagine what place on Earth wins that high honor. The Southern Pacific region of Costa Rica has also been called…

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“The Lowest Form of Existence”

Pay no attention to the title. Such slander! Sloths have been unfairly labeled with this insult since described in scientific literature in 1749. Actually, they were originally named after one of the Seven Deadly Sins. They have been the Rodney Dangerfield of the animal kingdom. They got no respect! But oh, how sloths have had…

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Road Trip Round-Up

We are back home and the washing machine is humming, so it’s time for me to post a few rando pics that we especially like. If you are reading this in your email, you might need to switch to the website to see what I wrote about each picture. WordPress, as usual, is a real…

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                          “Mirror, mirror on the wall. I am my mother after all.” ~~author unknown   When I was a kid, we went camping from time to time. I don’t know the details, but I am betting that the arrangement was meticulously negotiated. You…

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  I don’t do scary. I don’t read scary books and I don’t watch scary television shows or scary movies. I decided a while back that life is scary enough and there’s no need to subject myself to scary when I am relaxing. I did, however, watch “The Shining.” Can’t remember why, but I did.…

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