USA_Missouri_Hannibal Mississippi River sunset

Since we only live a few blocks from the Mississippi River, we have this ineffable attraction to it. Actually, we could describe it. Mark Twain certainly did, but we’re not quite as adept with words as he is. So, we photograph and dream. This photo, and dream, is from Twain’s home town of Hannibal, Missouri.


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Crossing Barriers in Israel with Green Olive Tours

Fred Schlomka is idiosyncratic enough that I shouldn’t have been surprised when our interview by email, between the U.S. and Israel, morphed into a personal meeting in Minneapolis. And even less surprising, now that I think about it, was that we met at a bike shop, The Hub in Dinkytown to be precise, a favorite […]

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Top Shore Excursions on Viking’s Rhine River Cruise

In May this year we sailed the Rhine River from Basel, Switzerland, north to Amsterdam with Viking River Cruises. Amazingly, this is our fifth river cruise, fourth with Viking, and we’re surprised, even ourselves, at how much we enjoy these experiences. What we appreciate in a river cruise is the combination of onboard relaxation and […]

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Japanese Beetles, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Ok, this is not exactly travel photography. But it is sort of landscape photography. If the landscape is the potted plants hanging on the porch rail outside my apartment. And, hey, they’re Japanese beetles. And they’ve done some traveling. In fact, like some terrible tourists, they’ve come to Minnesota recently to wreak havoc on every […]

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