Food in Vietnam: Flavorful Restaurants, Markets, and Recipes

From south to north, our food experiences in Vietnam were enhanced by a local recommendations, cooking classes, and escorted visits to markets and masterful chefs. Discover dishes, find restaurant recommendations, and enjoy these recipes.

By |2019-03-04T20:38:10-05:00February 25, 2019|Categories: Arts and Culture, Asia, Eat Drink Stay, Vietnam|Tags: , |2 Comments

The Shanghai Skyline, Night and Day

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 distinguished modern Shanghai skyline.

By |2019-02-28T09:18:15-05:00February 24, 2019|Categories: Asia, China, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |0 Comments

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 |2018-12-20T01:14:19-05:00December 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 |2019-05-06T09:41:16-05:00December 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 |2018-11-14T22:21:48-05:00October 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 |2018-06-23T10:15:05-05:00June 21, 2018|Categories: Asia, Jordan, Middle East, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |2 Comments