So, Ireland

It seems visiting Ireland is on everyone’s to-do list. It was certainly on mine, but I wasn’t allowed to take one family member without taking the others and that never seemed quite do-able. So, when a brochure arrived in the mail offering a one-week trip to the “Wild Atlantic Way” with no single supplement fee,…

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

“A World Heritage site is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance, and is legally protected by international treaties. The sites are judged important to the collective interests of humanity.” (Wikipedia) I’ve had the privilege…

Tanzania – Landscapes

Perhaps the most astonishing and magnificent feature of certain areas of Tanzania is the vast openness of the landscape. At times, as far as the eye can see, there are no man-made structures.  These photos are from the Ngorogoro Crater, the Serengeti, and Lake Ndutu areas.                

Tanzania

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But even a thousand pictures cannot adequately capture the grandeur and magnificence of Tanzania. Though it is impossible to fully convey the extraordinary experience of visiting Tanzania, I know that if I don’t try I will dishonor the wonder of that journey. So, let’s step into this…

Uplifting

The holidays have passed, the Superbowl is over and we still have 8-12 weeks of winter left (at least where I live). So its time for some loftier views. All photos were taken at the Albuquerque International Balloon Festival.    

Beach Break

It’s been well below zero Fahrenheit for the past week.  It’s time to bask in the memories of warm beaches, blue skies, and far away lands.          

I Guess It’s True

A friend recently mentioned she was going to Cancun, Mexico. I told her that I had been there when the resort first opened in the late 70’s.  Knowing I like to travel, she said, “Wow, you’ve been an adventurer all your life!”  That surprised me. I had never considered myself “an adventurer,” but, looking back,…

Hawaii

from Disney Aulani Resort on O’ahu   Waterfalls near Hanalei Pineapple lava flow on Hawai’i

True manliness

There are many issues in society that are looming – sexual harassment is one of them.  Certainly, there are those who could benefit from deep self-examination and re-evaluation of the concept of respect, but the media tends to forget about the abundant and innate good that exists in men (and women). Here are pictorial examples of men…