Tag Archives: around the world travel

Photographers (everywhere) around the world

We take lots of photos as we travel. And now, in a world filled with cellphones, just about everyone has a camera. It seems that everybody wants to record the special things they see.  But here’s where we’re different. We rarely … Continue reading

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Your travel happiness depends on them

No matter how many travel arrangements we make on our own — we still rely on people we meet along the way to help us out. Our travel happiness depends on them. For example, we stood helpless staring at the … Continue reading

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17 years sailing the world

We headed to Los Osos to stay with our friend, Henriette. We gathered around her little wood-burning stove in the late afternoon to talk about her travels and ours. Our almost 2-year trip around the world paled in comparison with Henriette’s … Continue reading

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Who are you, you gorgeous winged creatures?

As we traveled around the world, we hoped to see birds new to us. Our trip started in Asia, and “sloooooow going” describes our success there. We spotted only 9 new birds to add to our list in the 2 … Continue reading

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Deciding what to wear for the next 433 days – Part 2

What a task! Long before we took our round the world trip, we started to think about what we’d be wearing for 433 days. We started with planning our “core” items: shirts, tops, and pants. (Click for the details.)   Next … Continue reading

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Deciding what to wear for the next 433 days

What a challenge! Who knows what they’ll wear – in advance – for 14+months on an around-the-world trip? We read blogs about packing, got advice from other travelers, and thought a lot about what clothes we already had and how … Continue reading

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A bouquet gathered around the world

As we traveled around the world, we gathered our bouquet from flowers we loved so much that we felt we just had to photograph them. Anytime is a good time for flowers and gardens that offer us color and beauty… … Continue reading

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Before you settle on a destination – check the weather

We know what we like. We prefer our weather to be warm. For hiking, give us 70-degree temperatures and overcast skies (but we’ll settle for sunny). If we’re at the beach – make our water and air temperatures warm. Weather … Continue reading

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Recycle. Decorate. Have a little fun.

Porto, Portugal pulled out all the stops with public art. We knew that our walks in Porto would take us past sculpture, painted murals, and tiled buildings. All the old telephone booths in the heart of the city were spectacularly … Continue reading

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At the top of our packing list (based on two years living out of suitcases)

We know this to be true. Happiness in traveling is directly related to how little we put into our suitcases. But, hey, on our round-the-world trip, we faced some real challenges: a long period of time (a 14 month trip), … Continue reading

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