2018: The Year in Photos

Our year in travel: 50 photos of our travels in 2018. Sweden, Malawi, Russia, Italy, and India were the highlights.

TravelPast50 Year in Review 2018: Art and Adventure

2018 was the Year of Art and Adventure, new places, new activities, wildly crealtive people, more time back home, and some separate trips for Tom and Kris.

The Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, India

Stupa number 1, or the Grand Stupa, at Sanchi. There is an ornate gate like this one at all four cardinal directions. The Sanchi Stupas are a Buddhist complex on a hilltop at [...]

By |2018-12-20T01:14:19+00:00December 18, 2018|Categories: Arts and Culture, Asia, India, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |2 Comments

An India Tiger Safari: What to Expect

For an India tiger safari, visit Madhya Pradesh in the heart of India. Heavily forested, this central India state offers relatively clean air, wonderful cuisine based on locally grown produce, and close-up opportunities to meet local people and appreciate their crafts and daily routines. With luck–and some good guides–you’ll enjoy a tiger sighting, too. But that’s just a piece of the Madhya Pradesh story.

By |2018-12-19T01:18:21+00:00December 17, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Asia, Eat Drink Stay, India, Nature and Wildlife|Tags: |5 Comments

The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and Other Images of Istanbul

I'll admit it. This is the most beautiful place of worship I've ever been in. There have been many times many times in our travels when I have been speechless. Looking up at [...]

By |2018-11-14T22:21:48+00:00October 24, 2018|Categories: Asia, Europe, Photo of the Day, Turkey|Tags: , |4 Comments

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South Korea

The Jongmyo Shrine in Seoul is an impressive, and simply beautiful, structure. At the time of its construction, it was the longest building in Asia. It's now a Unesco World Heritage site in South [...]

A Photo Tour of Wadi Rum, Jordan

The best way to do a Wadi Rum tour is to stay in a Bedouin camp and let them feed you and drive you around. Early the next morning take photos at dawn.

By |2018-06-23T10:15:05+00:00June 21, 2018|Categories: Asia, Jordan, Middle East, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |2 Comments

A Golden Hour Bali Tour with Agung Rai

Unlike your typical tour guide, Agung Rai didn't feel the need to fill every moment with commentary. In fact, other than the basic introductions, he didn't say too much at all until we'd left Ubud proper and made it out into the rice paddy and jungle countryside. Then he pulled the well used Toyota SUV off to the side of the road and shut off the engine. We were in the middle of no particular place and he got out of the driver's side and beckoned us to do the same. After we'd walked a little ways from the truck, he said, "Listen to the water." The best advice I'd got in Bali since, "Try the curry."

By |2018-09-18T08:11:36+00:00June 20, 2018|Categories: Asia, Indonesia, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |4 Comments