Category Archives: Travel-Related

Variations on a Theme

We often take an evening walk, and, when we travel, the scenery on our walks varies a lot.  Some nights what we see is frankly a bit boring, but other nights (like the one in Minnesota’s Grand Marais) it’s pure … Continue reading

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No perfect place for next

Several years ago we started to plot out where to go on this year’s round-the-world trip.   The beginning fell right into place. Somehow we just couldn’t figure out a good place to go in between. Where to go for the … Continue reading

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Our two travel mistakes (you also won’t want to make)

We travel 365 days/year, year after year, and even we might have thought rookie travel mistakes were all in our past. But no, we went halfway around the world to a little island tucked far away in the Mekong River … Continue reading

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Trapped in an airport with a camera for distraction

We thought we were so smart getting to the airport early. No crowds at check-in or security. We like Portland’s airport – PDX – so we purposefully took a long walk through the terminal before our flight, browsing in shops, … Continue reading

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Photography: tidying up

We believe in tidying up – and that includes our photo library. But, oh, what a time-consuming task that is! We take a LOT of photos as we endlessly travel. If we don’t keep the photo library under at least … Continue reading

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AirBnB: 750 nights and counting

One of the worst AirBnBs we stayed in was our first. We had just started our nomadic traveling life on the road, and clearly we had a lot to learn. Four and a half years have passed, and we can … Continue reading

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The heavy baggage of some international travelers

No, the heavy baggage we carry on international trips is our embarrassment at so many of the policies of our country. When we travel abroad and people discover we are from the U.S., how do we get them to understand … Continue reading

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