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Our Best of the Best #3: great ruins, discoveries, and places to hike

In four years of nonstop traveling – and many trips before that – we definitely have some favorites, and, now, we’re ready to share a few of those. Our favorite ancient ruins: Angkor Wat in Cambodia; Ephesus and Afrodiasas in … Continue reading

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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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Coming to the rescue

What do we like to do? Travel. Hike. Camp. Explore. And even better to foreign places… Usually we travel alone, just the two of us. Fewer and fewer friends over the years wanted as much active outdoor trips, as they … Continue reading

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Pause…take a break…and start up again

Who wants a vacation to end? We never felt our one-week vacations from years past were long enough. We tried two weeks, then moved to three. When three weeks was not enough, we planned our just-finished (wildly extravagant in time) … Continue reading

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Time to eat in Iceland

It’s dinnertime and we’re hungry.  Let’s talk food.  How is dining in Iceland – especially on a budget?   We can report it’s better than the guidebooks led us to believe.  Not great, mind you, but we had some pleasant surprises. … Continue reading

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Getaway

Maybe you can understand.  We had jobs where we sat in an office chair, the vista was our computer screens, the sounds were phones ringing, and the air was super cooled in the summer. We wanted a getaway vacation and … Continue reading

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Iceland: Halldor Laxness’ home

One of my favorite authors is the Icelandic writer, Olaf Olafsson.  I’ve read every one of his books. I’d heard of Halldor Laxness, another Icelandic writer. So, I guess I was favorably predisposed and hoping his books would be another … Continue reading

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