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

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 [...]

Our 2015 Travels in 50 Photos

I said the same thing last year, but 2015 was our biggest year in travel yet. Four continents and 16 countries, about 75 cities, 11 United States National Parks, and a score or more Unesco [...]

Mapping 2015: Highlights and Snapshots

It’s been such a full year I needed to retrace our itinerary to get my head around all that we’ve seen in 2015. Initially, I just wanted to post some random images–previously unpublished–that have stayed [...]

Trip Totals: Accounting for our Whereabouts

This photo counts as one of my favorites: The Bernina Express rail line in the Swiss Alps. Apart from toting up income (not enough) and expenses (too much), we endorse counting up other [...]

Jerash, Our Introduction to Roman Jordan

Even though I studied Latin and some Roman history in college, I never really considered the edges of the Roman Empire, such as Jordan. So, Jerash was an introduction. If you love Roman and Byzantine architecture–and who doesn't?–this is a great place to visit. It's one of the best preserved Roman cities you'll run across anywhere. Much nicer than Ephesus, for example.

By |2015-03-03T11:20:30+00:00February 12, 2015|Categories: Asia, Jordan, Middle East|14 Comments

More World Heritage, Quseir Amra, Jordan

To get to Quseir Amra from Amman, you have to pass through Sahab, one of the most depressingly polluted urban suburbs you'll ever run across. With a burly local guide, Sahab would be a fascinating [...]

By |2015-02-02T04:21:49+00:00February 2, 2015|Categories: Asia, Jordan, Unesco World Heritage Sites|1 Comment