"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!

The Athens of the South

    Let’s play Jeopardy. I am the guest host; you are the contestants. You must answer my statement with a question. Here goes: I say, “The Athens of the South.” You stare at me thinking, “Wut?” Then, before you know it, time’s up and the buzzer sounds and I give you the answer: “What…

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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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The Lady and the Desperado of the Rockies

This is a story about an incredibly odd couple in an incredibly special national park. Bird and Jim are legends around these parts. There is even a restaurant called Bird & Jim in Estes Park, Colorado. There have been more than one book chronicling these two characters, their adventures in the Rocky Mountains, as well…

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Gibraltar is exactly what we needed after the Northern Lights cruise. Don’t get me wrong: we loved our time in Norway, even if it was incredibly mind-numbingly cold. I know it makes us sound lazy, but getting dressed to go outside was such a chore. It took so much concentration and time. If we forgot…

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The Winter Skies of Norway

No need for commentary, just pictures. First, the morning skies. Makes you happy to wake up.   Now, I give you the glorious Norwegian night sky.

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“You Look Like A Little Criminal!”

Yep, that’s exactly what he said to me, but I think he meant it in the nicest possible way. I was standing before Andreas, a tall, skinny twenty-something Swede working at Camp Tamok in Norway, about an hour and a half drive from Tromso. Andreas was tasked with helping us dress out for our snowmobiling…

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