"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!

Beans for Breakfast

I couldn’t let it go. It’s been bugging me for years and I had to find out. I realize that I am not technically traveling right now, but this post is related to traveling, so I am going to write it. Think of it as a public service. Since the first time we set foot…

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Three Good Things

Our guide for the first week in India was a wonderful man named Yogesh, or “Yogi,” as we called him. He told us that you need three good things to drive in India. Those three things, he said, are 1) good horn, 2) good brakes, and 3) good luck. A week or so in India…

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Tales of Two Cities: Princes and Paupers at Play

    The skies above Jaipur are sometimes battle zones. Colorful battles. It’s just one reason Rajasthan is generally acknowledged to be India’s most colorful state. Children often rush home from school and climb to the rooftops of their homes for kite fights. They use kite string that cuts the strings of other kites. The…

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“A Teardrop on the Cheek of Time”

“Not a piece of architecture, as other buildings are, but the proud passions of an emperor’s love wrought in living stones.”    ~~ Sir Edwin Arnold, English poet     I love the quote used for this title from Rabindranath Tagore, a Bengali poet and writer. There is no question that the Taj Mahal is…

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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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Papa’s Paris

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.”                                           …

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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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