"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!

“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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“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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The Evans’ Excellent Animal Adventure

If you have ever been on a cruise, you know that it’s basically summer camp for grown-ups, or for those who fancy themselves to be grown-ups. This adventure in Norway is no exception, only it’s more like winter camp than summer camp. Everyone chooses shore excursions that interest them. Some days, we went one way…

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  What fun it was to jump on that sleigh and race along frozen white trails with the dogs barking and leaping and straining on the lines. They seemed rather unruly, but when they were given commands, they took off with one goal: to follow the lead pair. There were ten dogs running two by…

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Dancing Prohibited – Apologies For Any Inconvenience

We are just one month shy of two years since we were hurried off a cruise ship in Auckland and sent packing because of the nascent pandemic. Everyone was scared and bewildered. Now we are panic-weary and longing for a return to some sort of normalcy, which is why we are thrilled to be on…

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Restaurants (n.)

Go ahead. Take a guess where that word originated. Piece of cake. Of course, you know; we all know. It just had to have come from France. Supposedly, the word comes from 1765 and a man named Boulanger. (But, wait. I thought that was French for “bakery” or “the baker.” See what you get for…

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Ciao, Sicilia!

We are sitting in the airport at Palermo, Sicily waiting for our Ryanair flight to Paris. Our Sicilian adventure has come to an end, and our Christmastime in Paris adventure is about to get underway. Our time in Sicily was rather “spur of the moment,” as we only started planning it on November 22 when…

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