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

- Augustine of Hippo

Africa-Elephants

"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 Old Silk Road in O’Zbekiston

Well, what do you know? There is actually a psychiatric disorder called dromomania, which is the desire for frequent wandering about or traveling. There are those who probably think we are afflicted with dromomania, but I don’t really think so. As much as we love to go, we love to be home, too. Not many…

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The Empire of the Dead

Many years have passed since my time in high school French class, but what I read here is “Stop! Here is the Empire of the Dead.” What a perfect description of the Catacombs of Paris. Down, down, down we went. We nearly became dizzy going down and around the circular staircase for one hundred thirty two…

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Fishing the Gallatin

We couldn’t have left this place without fishing in these beautiful rivers.  Our fishing day was scheduled for Tuesday, but after snow fell all day Tuesday, we moved it to the next afternoon.  We worried that with 8+ inches of melting snow, the river would be too murky to fish.  Our guides assured us that…

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Old Faithful

Hard to imagine, but I had been waiting over half a century for yesterday. When I was a kid, a girl in my class at school went to Yellowstone National Park one summer. She came back with tales that sparked my imagination and set me on a lifelong yen to see Old Faithful. Yesterday, I…

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Quick Big Sky Update

Hello!   We arrived in Big Sky on Saturday.  This place is a touch different than South Carolina.  The terrain of the rockies are impressive to say the least.  Since Harvey is not really acclimating to the time change, I was fortunate enough to wake up well before sunrise on our first morning.   We…

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The Dabbawalas, The Dhobi Ghat, and The Dharavi

Since we don’t have a private jet our disposal, we found ourselves with a huge gap between the hour our luggage was unceremoniously deposited from the ship into the cavernous port terminal and the time we departed Mumbai airspace. “Wheels up” for the Air India jet was not until 1:30 AM on Saturday, which was…

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Rijsttafel

Rick’s sweet Aunt Sara was tending to pots on the stove and I was nearby watching all the flurry of activity that took place when the Spearman ladies prepared Sunday dinner. Aunt Sara smiled and told me that I needed to know that my new husband was a huge fan of rice. “I’ll never forget…

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