Category Archives: Travel

Santorini Sunset

Santorini Sunset

It doesn’t get any better than this. On the rim of the caldera on the Greek island of Santorini, June 19, 8:30 in the evening. What I wouldn’t give to be there now.

A Semester At Sea

My friend Luana and her husband Bob decided late last year to take advantage of a great deal offered by the Semester At Sea program. She’d been laid-off from her job several months back, and had been unable to find another, and Bob had taken reluctant early retirement in the midst of layoffs taking place where he worked.

Bob & Luana

I think this was the best decision ever. When given the gift of time – willingly or not – the precious gift of time, a person ought to take advantage of it by doing something life-changing. Which Bob and Luana have done.

Anyway, they’re keeping a great blog of their journey. Both are wonderful writers and have captured in both photos and prose the essence of a bunch of places around the world. I’ve been keeping track of their progress both by map and by blog. I’m looking forward to the next time Lu and I meet up at Peet’s. I want to hear the stories.

Oh, and did I mention I’m envious? Yep, I sure am. Here’s the deal: there’s plenty enough time for work. What there’s not nearly enough time for is living. Of course you never find this stuff out until, well, you know.

Cow Pies

Ganges River

Cheetahs in the Wild

The Ghana Bread Lady

A Cabin in the Woods

Where I could see myself spending a little time . . . .

Bear Paw Cabin at Pinnacle Cabin Rentals in Helen, GA

Bear Paw Cabin

One of these days, if I ever make it to North Georgia, I’m going to get in touch with the folks at Pinnacle Cabin Rental and make arrangements to spend a few days in this cabin. In the Fall, I bet the surroundings are a knock-out…..

A Little Trip Through the Universe . . . and Back

This is a cool thing I came across today.

“What would it look like to travel across the known universe? To help humanity visualize this, the American Museum of Natural History has produced a modern movie featuring many visual highlights of such a trip.”

A Site to Get Lost In



I don’t know how to describe this site except to say that I came across it about an hour ago, and just left to write this note. I’m going back now to spend more time there. This is definitely not just another travel site. Go. Go now.

What We’re Reading Now

Antarctic Explorers

Just finished Alone by Richard E. Byrd. This book has been on my shelf for years. I couldn’t believe it was there when yesterday I went rummaging around for something to read. The book is riveting, so much so that I read it in one sitting. An extraordinary adventure whether you’ve been to Antarctica or not.

Endurance is also an amazing story of exploration and survival in the Antarctic. Ernest Shackleton and his crew accomplished a feat that few can imagine today.

The Bottom of the World

Antarctica. There’s no other place in the world like it.
I’d go back in a heartbeat.


For more photos, follow this link to see more shots of Antarctica. I haven’t had time to work on the photos yet, but you’ll get an idea of the place.