Bhutan Pictures Posted on Bayimages.net

January 25, 2010

Stephen just posted his pictures from our recent trip to Bhutan. They are absolutely beautiful, please take a look if you have a chance. You can also read my Bhutan travelogue. I will be adding photos into my travelogue over the next few days.

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Responsible Wildlife Travel

November 24, 2009

For me, there are no ABCs of travel. I just stop at A. As long as a trip promises either archaeology or animals (or even better, both), I figure I will love it. Especially the animals. I’m not necessarily talking about exotic animals here. One of the highlights of my trip to Costa Rica was […]

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New Blog: Kara’s Reliquary

November 19, 2009

Although it’s off-topic, I wanted to let people know that I have started a second blog for all my non-travel-related writing and photos. It’s called Kara’s Reliquary, and the latest post is The Big D.O.G. Bailout, a defense of my dog’s value as a member of our household. I am sure readers will be hearing […]

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Book Announcement: Quickie Gay Guide to Cape Town, South Africa by Michael Holloway Perronne

November 10, 2009

Two of my dearest friends, Michael Holloway Perronne and Geronimo Quitoriano, have released their first travel book, the Quickie Gay Guide to Cape Town, South Africa. Following a recent trip to Cape Town, Michael decided to put out a travel guide specifically for gay and lesbian travelers, as there wasn’t anything comparable available. Geronimo provided […]

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Weeds and Wandering Creepers

November 8, 2009

While reading a recent issue of Artful Blogging, I came across a phrase that I just loved: “He dreamt of perfectly sculpted gardens; I fantasized about weeds and wandering creepers.” The writer, Penny Elizabeth Neil, was talking about the difference between her and her brother, but “weeds and wandering creepers” really spoke to me. When […]

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Creating Travel Maps for Your Website or Blog

November 8, 2009

There are probably lots of places to generate maps showing the places you have traveled. I have been using World 66 maps on my BookMooch bio to show where I have sent books and from where I have received them. I use this one just because its the one I know about. It is fun […]

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Weekend Getaway: Inspirational Retreat Art Classes

November 4, 2009

Now here’s MY idea of a weekend getaway! I just heard about the Inspirational Retreat in Agoura Hills, California. It is a lovely cottage used as an art teaching space. I looked at the list of upcoming classes, and there is a wide variety of interesting choices. My friend Kelly Kilmer is teaching a class […]

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DVD Review: Travels to the Edge, Kingdom of Bhutan

November 4, 2009

While we were in Bhutan earlier this fall, our guide told us about being involved in the filming of an episode of photographer Art Wolfe‘s series, Travels to the Edge. Of course, Stephen wanted to hear all about this, and was full of questions like what kind and how much gear Art Wolfe carried. He […]

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Foreign Faces in South Korea

November 2, 2009

A friend forwarded an interesting article from the New York Times on the growing foreign population in South Korea and the effect it has had on a society that has long been proudly homogenous. Even when I was taking Korean classes, our instructor talked about the homogeneity of the country. But although South Korea is […]

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Where did my vacation go?

November 2, 2009

I was writing a cranky post about the lack of vacation time in the US, when I ran across a little less cranky post by the fellow at Land, Air, and See. I can’t complain too much, because I actually have more vacation time than him, although my employer is doing its best to keep […]

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