Crossing Barriers in Israel with Green Olive Tours

Fred Schlomka, founder of Green Olive Collective, prepares for a long distance ride through the U.S. Fred Schlomka is idiosyncratic enough that I shouldn’t have been surprised when our interview by email, between [...]

Time Zones, A Photo Exhibit, Minneapolis, March-July 2017

This is a catalog, of sorts, of my travel photography exhibit at Icebox Gallery in Minneapolis, March 25-July 29, 2017. Hours are Thursday-Friday from 10-6, and Saturdays from 12-5. The gallery is also open by [...]

2016 Books and Beds

Jackson Street Booksellers, Omaha In this second annual round-up of the books I’ve read and the beds I’ve slept in, I gotta admit I’m cutting corners on the reading list. Every year, I [...]

50 of Our Favorite Photos of 2016

It was a bit of an odd year for us in 2016. While we did some trips around the Midwest in the first half of the year (and Kris went to Baja California by herself) [...]

Potala Palace at Night, Lhasa, Tibet

The Potala Palace is the erstwhile home of the Dali Lama and the holy of holies of Tibetan Buddhism. We got a lot of shots of the outside of the palace, but unfortunately, no photography [...]

The Night Skyline, Shanghai, China

If you can stand all the pushing and shoving of the millions walking along The Bund in Shanghai, you can get up to the riverside rail and get a photo of the colorful and architecturally [...]

By | 2017-11-06T11:08:29+00:00 December 7, 2016|Asia, China, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|2 Comments

Shanghai: A Tour of China’s Accelerated City

Watching Shanghai's accelerated growth, as seen from the World Financial Center (the bottle opener) with the striking Jin Mao Tower in the foreground. Shanghai is frequently described as the New York City of [...]

By | 2017-11-28T21:22:33+00:00 December 5, 2016|Arts and Culture, Asia, China, History Travel|6 Comments

The Bund on a Holiday Night, Shanghai, China

The view from the Fairmont Hotel, Shanghai, down the river promenade known as The Bund. It was holiday week in China, and there were an estimated 5 million Chinese tourists in Shanghai. That's on top [...]

By | 2016-12-06T10:29:58+00:00 December 5, 2016|Asia, China, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|0 Comments