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The weirdest thing about visiting Iceland: 24 hours of sunli
Near Gullfoss, around 2 a.m. A few days in, though, the endless days did get†exhausting. For one thing, it was hard to sleep. Though most homes had he ...
Photo Essay of Gaios Town in Paxos Island (Greece)
The capital of Paxos Island (Greece) is Gaois. It is a pretty town with a busy harbour (when there are boats anchored on day trips) lined with cafe te ...
Fez, Morocco: The Oldest of the Imperial Cities
We arrived in Fez late in the afternoon, just as the sun was about to set. ?This is the oldest of the imperial cities, founded in the 9th century, onc ...
5 Reasons Northern Kashmir Is Calling You!
Northern Kashmir is slowly coming out of its shell and beginning to beckon tourists? attention. The fact that it?s close to Azad Kashmir makes it even ...
Tracy Arm Fjord and the Sawyer Glacier
Aboard the MS Westerdam, at anchor in Sitka, Alaska...Finally, a little break in the weather occured yesterday that allowed us to take full advantage ...
Paxos Island (Greece): The Little White Beach in Gaios
Gaios is the capital of Paxos Island in the Ionian Sea. The island is part of the Ionian Group of Islands in Greece. Dutchman and I were here last yea ...
The stars seemed to have aligned in the correct position
You may remember that my time here volunteering for Oregon Islands NWR is supposed to end mid August.¬† I?ve been thinking about how I could extend my ...
Dutch National Military Museum: Fokker 27 and Breguet Atlant
Last winter in December, Dutchman and I visited the newly opened National Military Museum¬†of the Netherlands located in Soesterberg Airbase, Utrecht. ...
Agung Parameswara | Devotion
Photo ©¬†Agung Parameswara-All Rights ReservedAlthough having been both at the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop in Bali, Agung and I haven\'t met...w ...
Denver has, incredibly, one of America’s best pedestri
I was surprised to learn that the mall actually dates to 1982, when Denver was looking to solve congestion problems and revitalize its downtown. The d ...
Stockholm Gay Pride 2015
The Rival Teddy BjŲrn...¬†It\'s that time of the year again! We have several big festivals in the beginning of August. Besides the¬†Music & Arts Festi ...
A Nice Cup of Coffee at the Springhaver Theatre Cafe in Utre
Many years back, when Dutchman and I were much younger and in our 30?s, we would hit up Utrecht Centre for drinks in the weekends. I remember us going ...
Photos from Mont Blanc
Here\'s a group shot of our Alpino Vino Wunderbar guests on the flanks of Mont Blanc. Our group took the Panoramic Mont Blanc cable car, one of the¬†h ...
3 Free museums in London to put at the top of your list
London is filled with more museums than most travelers†can probably see†on a typical first visit. And some of them ? the British Museum, for example ? ...
Nick Brandt at Fotografiska
If you have been following this blog at all then you know that I like Fotografiska (Swedish Museum of Photography)... the concept, the space, the rest ...
Aboard the MS Westerdam, leaving Juneau, Alaska...I\'m becoming painfully aware of the limitations of an iPad when it comes to posting to my blog. As ...
Lodz Ghetto photos -- my article
Downtown Lodz todayThe Jewish Quarterly publishes my review of the book Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross, a fascinating co ...
Laos: Vientiane & Surrounding Area
Laos, the 9th Southeast Asia country I went last two years when Jeff Chuah, a travel blogger told me that he is planning to go there and instantly I a ...
Alabama - Memories from Dog River and Sailboat Races on Mobi
Little adventures with my traveling kids in Všsterbotten, Sw
When we\'re away on holidays in Sweden, we always head out on excursions and adventures around the area. There\'s lots to see and do where we spend ou ...
Peruvian Journey: Part 1 - Lima
Welcome to Peru! My most recent trip was back to South America (by way of Toronto) for a journey up to Machu Picchu. Naturally, the first stop for vir ...
Cool Guest Photo!
David Bloom sent us this photo. He writes, "17+miles in the Alps today!"Yes! Do you have hiking tour photos that you\'d like to share" Please send the ...
There are people who fly all over the world for free
a great story about ‚Äúhobbyists,‚ÄĚ or people who game the airline industry and manage to fly all over the world for almost nothing. The focus of the ...
Cebu, Philippines: Family Dinner at Lantaw Native Restaurant
A day after I was discharged from the hospital in Cebu last year, and this was a day before I left for the Netherlands as well, I managed to go out fo ...
My Presentation | Foundry Photojournalism Workshop: Bali 201
Aboard the Westerdam, Holland America Line, 300 n.m. southeast of Juneau...Since we\'re not all that fond of cruises, we probably wouldn\'t have taken ...
McDonald's Around the World: Toronto - Featuring the McLobst
Ah, Toronto. The last time I was here, it was 20 below and freezing. This time around I was here on a layover and had a couple hours to run into the c ...
Patagonia to Hollywood" The Story of Josť Bohr
When contemplating Patagonia, not many people think of the movies ? even though there?s a surprising assortment of films about the region, some of whi ...
Kefalonia (Cephalonia): The Promenade and the Port of Sami
Sami is one of the provinces in Kefalonia and its capital town is also called Sami. There is a working port here with passenger ships travelling to ne ...
Day 19: Oku-Iya Valley and Tokushima
Thursday, 24 July 2014Continues from Day 18: Ryugado Cave & Iya Valley After spending yesterday afternoon exploring the slightly more accessible weste ...
Vietnam : 3D2N cruise on Halong Bay
Halong Bay - Feb 20153D2N Phoenix Cruise.¬†We waited at our hotel lobby for the complimentary pick up to Halong Bay~ Journey is around 3-4 hours so pr ...
Thursday, after my stint at the overlook, I drove Robyn and the grandgirls back to Medford to a Holiday Inn.¬† They stayed there overnight before depa ...
Getting Ready to Sail
At the Hilton Homewood Suites, Seattle, Washington...Because of the unbelievable traffic congestion in Seattle, we elected to relocate from Lake Pleas ...
Kefalonia (Greece): Soutzoukakia, Grilled Seabass, Beef Stif
Dutchman and I have been in Sami twice, although we have passed by the area a few times along the way. So we had dinner here twice as well and the fir ...
Our Favourite Beach in Kefalonia (Greece): Antisamos Beach i
When we first saw this beach we knew right away that this is going to be our favourite beach in the Greek island of Kefalonia. Antisamos is not that n ...
Lepeda Beach in Kefalonia, Greece
Lepeda is a small sandy beach in the Paliki peninsula of Kefalonia. The beach is located near Lixouri, the second largest city in the island.To go her ...
Crystal Cruises - Have Patience and Don't Forget What Crysta
I am excited by Crystal Cruise\'s announcement of new ships, a new yacht, a new charter aircraft experience and, possibly even, the river cruise addit ...
I Don?t Have To Pretend On The Road?
?I?m my real self while I?m travelling.? This thought has been wandering my mind for a while now. Ah! Now when I?m able to travel quite frequently (or ...
Calling All New and Recent Expats in France
The other day I got an email from Joe Pinzone, who\'s casting an international travel show about moving abroad that will air in more than 1 ...
At Lake Pleasant RV Park, Bothell, Washington...This will be a short post, as we just repositioned from Portland to Seattle. We had been warned that t ...
Walking New York’s High Line is like being in the city
The High Line is an old elevated rail line in the Chelsea neighborhood that was used through the 70s for shipping goods. Eventually†fell into disuse ...
A victorious birthday
Yes, I was thankful to be a year older when I awoke this morning.¬† Sure beats looking at the wrong side of the grass!¬† I even have a couple of first ...
Germany: Gothic Cologne Cathedral
Cologne, Germany is a city that I visit because of work. I have officially considered it as one of my base cities this year due to the frequency of my ...
Marrakech, Morocco: In Living Color2
Morocco is one of the most colorful countries I have visited. My visit in the spring, gave me a full sensory experience, some of which I shared in my ...
Featured Travelers: Mark and Britnee Johnston, Part 3
Day 18: Ryugado Cave & Iya Valley
Famous peeing boy statue of Iya ValleyWednesday, 23 July 2014Continues from Day 17: K?chiWe\'re on the move again today, this time to explore Ryugado ...
IKEA Art Event Posters 2015
Did you know that the largest IKEA in the Netherlands is in Utrecht" And did you know as well that above the parking area of IKEA Utrecht is a footbal ...
Waiting on UPS
At Portland Fairview RV Resort, Portland, Oregon...We weren\'t able to do much sightseeing today, as we had to stay in and wait for UPS to deliver our ...
Exchange-Rate Update: Argentina & Chile Mid-Year
It?s been several months since I wrote about exchange rates, which are an ongoing issue in Southern Cone countries, especially Argentina. The official ...
The Columbia River Gorge and a Bit of Nostalgia
At Portland Fairview RV Park, Portland, Oregon...It was my first visit to the mighty Columbia River Gorge, and I was suitably awestruck. The Grand Can ...
West End London Street Scenes: Nearby Leicester Square
Just walking around the West End neighbourhood here, the entertainment hub of London. These pictures were taken in Leicester Square and its nearby sur ...
Salsa vs. Zouk
You might remember from last year that I started a new chapter in my dance adventures: learning cross-body salsa. I spent the last four months of 2014 ...
Featured Travelers: Mark and Britnee Johnston, Part 2
Photo courtesy One World One Year TOTW: Conversely, were there any places you visited that were frustrating, fell short of expectations, etc." Why do ...
Plateau Fruits de Mer at Vis en Meer Restaurant in Utrecht,
I had dinner with Blondine last March at the¬†Vis en Meer Restaurant in Utrecht Centrum. We both have been eyeing this place for a long time and the e ...
Capsule by Container Hotel klia2
Looking for a place to crash overnight before catching the next flight but travel alone and in tight budget, Capsule by Container Hotel klia2 is defi ...
Featured Travelers: Mark and Britnee Johnston, Part 1
Photo courtesy Mark Johnston,†One World One Year. MARK: In some ways being an avid photographer impaired my ability to simply enjoy traveling, always ...
Great adventures with my kids in Všsterbotten, Sweden
Our trip to Sweden has been a lot of fun, as usual, this year. None of the crazy heatwave weather we had last year, but some very enjoyable days, and ...
An ?Emma? kind of day
My daughter Robyn and the grandgirls have arrived, and we?ve been busy, busy, busy.¬† Didn?t figure I?d post until they headed back to Chicago, but to ...
Kicking Back in Portland, and Who Drops In" Joe and Bet
At Portland Fairview RV Resort, Portland, Oregon...We were in the process of regrouping today after suffering the shock of encountering triple-digit t ...
Seabourn One Week Sale - Great Deals on Antarctic, South Ame
Seabourn Cruises is holding another of its One Week Sales.This sale offers some deals such as purchase a cruise at the price of an ¬†Oceanview Suite a ...
Is This Portland...or Death Valley"
At Portland Fairview RV Park, Fairview, Oregon...Leaving Kennewick, I chose to follow the Columbia River all the way to Portland on I-84. The first ha ...
Delicious Lobster and Courgette Fries Lunch at Smack Lobster
This lobster place just opened in late 2014. Located in Mayfair on Binney Street just a few steps across Selfridges, this is a perfect shopping break ...
3 Very old, very worthwhile churches in Munich
Photo via Shane Lin. The interior of the church was renovated in the 18th century Rococo style with lots of gold filigree. I like how this church feel ...
Seabourn's "Dirty Little Secret" - It Blocks Suite
This post pains me to write, but I must be honest and maintain my integrity. While I believe Seabourn provides one of the best cruise experiences out ...
Crystal Cruises Announces Three Ships (including Residences)
Crystal Cruises\' new owners have announced some pretty exciting and extraordinary plans! ¬†And, to be sure, it sounds like they have a lot of money a ...
Passing the Torch
Mountain guide by day, writer by night. This is Branford Walker, the next generation of mountain guides for Ryder-Walker Alpine Adventures. Following ...
Day 17: K?chi
Tuesday, 22 July 2014Continues from Day 16: Matsuyama, Shikoku Karst and Uwajima¬†Today we are leaving Iwajima for K?chi!We decided to get McDonalds f ...
My Pictures of the Tower Bridge of London
We all know that the Tower Bridge is one of the biggest London attractions. A London and Victorian architecture icon so to speak.Thousands of people a ...
Kennewick and the Tri-Cities
At Columbia Sun RV Resort, Kennewick, Washington...The¬†route westward from Coeur d\' Alene quickly¬†left the¬†mountains¬†behind in favor of mostly ar ...
Where To Stay In Srinagar"
I?m so glad to have travelled to Kashmir Valley. It is indeed a sublime place ? a place you would want to go back to again and again. Besides the abun ...
This is Oxford Street in London
I have been here on Oxford Street before, however I cannot remember when that was and I have no recollection of what I did here as well. Perhaps shopp ...
Green Park Station: Farmer?s Market (Bath, England)
It is said that the oldest Farmer?s Market in Britain is the Farmer?s Market every Saturday (09:00 ? 13:30) at the Green Park Station in Bath. The Far ...
Coeur d' Alene
At Coeur d\' Alene RV Resort, Post Falls, Idaho...The leg from Butte to Coeur d\' Alene was just under 300 miles today, and it felt like it. We weren\ ...
Bath, England: Pulteney Bridge and the Riverside Cafe
The late 18th century Pulteney Bridge spanning the River Avon is one of the dramatic sights in Georgian Bath. The bridge is designed in Palladian styl ...
The Best People Ever!
(L to R) Me, Jess, Heather, Jon and Alex.For my first outing after the knees surgery, I was able to accompany some of the most wonderful folks on a bo ...
Georgian Doors in Bath, England
In Bath, I quickly noticed the Georgian Doors and went on a photo-clicking spree.I did a similar activity when I was in Dublin, Ireland several years ...
Visiting Jewish Heritage in Padova, Italy
In the 16th century Jewish cemetery on via Wiel, Padova. Photo: Gadi Luzzatto VogheraOn a stiflingly hot day a couple weeks ago, I spent an afternoon ...
Chilling Out with the Grandmas at Cafe Caspari in Alternahr,
Am I cool or what" Chilling out with the grandmas" =)Cafe Caspari is a famous cafe restaurant located on the intersection road in Alternahr. It is alw ...
July Jewish Heritage Europe Newsletter is out!
In a 16th century Jewish cemetery in Padova, a carved cat adorned the gravestone of a member of the noted Katzenellenbogen rabbinical family.The July ...
Butte, Montana and Changing Plans
At the Butte KOA, Butte, Montana...We hadn\'t planned to overnight in Butte. In fact, we hadn\'t planned to leave Yellowstone a day early; but we did. ...
Summer Bar at Hutton's Deck & Lounge
Hutton\'s Deck & lounge seen from the pier.Ok. Perhaps the weather (a summer thunderstorm) wasn\'t the best yesterday for a visit to Hutton\'s Deck ¬† ...
Here’s proof that Iceland is filled with unbelievable
Where have I been"!
I can‚Äôt believe I‚Äôve been away from blogging for over a month! So what have I been doing" Why have I been away" Lately, I‚Äôve been focusing on m ...
Contemplating the not too distant future
Well, I?ve been at Harris Beach a little over two months now, and the original plan was for me to leave in another month.¬† I?m thinking the middle of ...
Travel should make the world a better place
a New York Times†story about a ‚Äúpicture of excess‚ÄĚ in tourist destinations.†The piece chronicled the drunken, sometimes-naked misadventures of tou ...
Picnic in the Val Roseg, Switzerland
Yesterday\'s hike included a spectacular picnic in the Val Roseg. Top notch mountain scenery, alp cheese and BŁndnerfleisch. We were a lucky bunch wat ...
Wal-Mart - The Under Belly of America's Obesity Problem
Day 16: Matsuyama, Shikoku Karst and Uwajima
Monday, 21 July 2014Continues from Day 15: Mt. Ishizuchi & Matsuyama The plan for today is to hire a car, check out Matsuyama Castle and then drive th ...
View of Dernau Village in Ahr Valley (Germany) from the Vine
Dernau is one of the wine villages in the red wine producing Ahr Valley.The village can be seen from the Red Wine Trail (Rotweinwanderweg). I did not ...
Chile Is Kuchen Country
When contemplating Patagonia, travelers eagerly anticipate the lakes, forests, mountains, fjords and other wildlands of this scenic, thinly populated ...
At Valley View RV Park, Island Park, Idaho...Fellow bloggers and now friends¬†Merikay and Craig graciously agreed to be our guides today for a short t ...
A breath of fresh air - revisiting Alicante
Welcome to Alicante! On the Costa Blanca (the ?white coast?), in the southeast corner of Spain lies this jet-set port, laid back beach town, urban met ...
The Golden Circle - A best of Iceland in one day
The Golden Circle is Iceland\'s most popular sightseeing tour - and for good reason! In one day you?ll get to see a magnificent waterfall, the world\' ...
The Grand Tetons and Into Yellowstone
At Valley View RV Park, Island Park, Idaho...The weather was much more cooperative today in allowing the Tetons to be exploited with tens of thousands ...
31 Reasons why trains are the best way to get around
10. Or you can take your time saying goodbye to loved ones right at the door or even onboard before the train departs. 11. It takes mere seconds to f ...
Marrakech, Morocco: In Living Color
Jardin MajorelleI was curious to see the garden associated with the Yves Saint Laurent name, the famous French designer. But when I entered the garde ...
Wine Lunch at an Old Monastery Ruin turned Winery in Ahr Val
While hiking the Ahr Valley AKA ?The Red Wine Trail? in Germany last April, I came across a winery built on the old ruins of the Marienthal Monastery? ...
Photo Tour: Lake Como
It probably goes without saying, but Lake Como is the kind of place that you\'ll want to photograph all day, every day of your trip. After a few days ...
Dinner in Istanbul at Marko Pasa Sark Sofrasi: Chicken Kavur
I found this restaurant whilst walking around Beyoglu on my first night in town. It is located in one of the side streets from busy Istiklal Street. M ...
Jackson, Wyoming and the Cloudy Tetons
At Huskey RV Park, Irwin, Idaho...Since we couldn\'t get a space in Jackson (even at $90 a night at most parks), we trekked over there from this tiny ...
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