5 Travel Destinations on my 2017 List

ArticleSource: alexischateau.com Alexis Chateau The year has only just begun, but I’ve spent quite a bit of time already thinking of places I want to visit. I have four days away from a traditional office each week, and I plan to make the absolute best of it! Europe, Australia, and South Africa rank pretty high on…

Eight Years Later… #KidLit

Originally posted on The Misfortune Of Knowing:
Eight years ago, my twins and I watched President Barack Obama take the oath of office. My daughters were only a year old. Today, they are nine, and none of us will watch the inauguration of President Obama’s successor. Instead, when they come home from school, we will…

A View from the Hill (2 iPhone photos)

Originally posted on Laura Macky Photography:
We have so many hills around here which make hiking a challenge sometimes….wait…a lot of the times.   Seems the good things in life never come easy!   If we have intent we can do almost anything! Looking across the valley I had a sense of accomplishment.  I wanted…

5 Reasons To Visit Kerala, India

Originally posted on My Food Odyssey:
India has been on my bucket list for many years, primarily as a food destination. I watched Rick Stein and Gordon Ramsay travel around India in search of authentic Indian dishes. I was enchanted by the diversity of both the food and the landscape. I felt I would never…

January 3 – And Then He Died

Originally posted on THE RIVER WALK:
The previous “interruption” post is geographically sensitive and only available for my regular readers. If that is you, I desperately do want you to see it. So please email me bj@tworiversassembly.com with a request and your wordpress/gravatar name and I will send that password back to you. …and then…

fall falls

Originally posted on rutakintome pictures:
Taken at Starved Rock State Park in Oglesby Illinois. The overwhelming geographical feature of the midwest plains is: flat! So, I never get tired of hiking the caverns, paths, and waterfalls of Starved Rock. Hope you can see it some day!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Tiny- Praying Mantis

Originally posted on TourwithBrielle:
When I saw this Praying Mantis, I couldn’t resist a photo. It?intensely followed my every move, slowly turning its head to watch me. I was fascinated by this tiny creature. The way it watched me was almost human-like. It turns out that?the Praying Mantis?vision?is very similar to that of humans, and…

Ken: National Geographic Photographer

Originally posted on Richard Tommy Campion – Photographer:
I the Antarctic Peninsular I had the wonderful pleasure of standing shoulder to shoulder shooting pictures with National Geographic photographer, Ken Garrett – a gentle and unassuming man. In a career spanning 40 years Ken has photographed more than 60 feature stories for National Geographic and National…

why race doesn’t exist, but racism does

Originally posted on The Honking Goose:
Race is a mental construct. It is not real. People originating from different locations on the globe look different. They have different physical characteristics. That is real. However, there are no geographic or genetic delineations between “races” of people. Furthermore, those physical characteristics do not in any way determine…

National Geographic publishes “gender” issue, still doesn’t satisfy SJWs

Article source: whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com Why Evolution Is True I don’t see any problem discussing the issues of gender roles, transgender people, and their activism, nor do I think we should discriminate against trans or “other-gendered” folk. Like gays, I think they feel a biological compulsion for their behavior and emotions, and we should respect that—and call…

An Incredible Foodie Evening at Dewsall Court with Ping Coombes

Originally posted on Suzie Speaks:
Those of you who follow the blog regularly will know just how much I love good food, so I was absolutely delighted when The Bloke and I received an invitation to a dinner party at Dewsall Court, with the menu designed and created by the Masterchef 2014 winner, Ping Coombes.…

Foodie Adventure #4

Originally posted on Lulu's Musings:
For the fourth time, the hubby and I have joined Chef Michael Salmon for a Foodie Adventure, this time in southern Sicily.  Now, before sharing bits of the adventure with you I’ll answer the question I’ve been asked again and again: What is a Foodie Adventure? The simple answer is…

5 introvert travel tips

Originally posted on welcome to my little piece of quiet:
I have an upcoming trip to Ireland and Scotland in the next few weeks and I’m so excited. Both countries are part of my heritage and both are on my bucket list. Though I’ve travelled extensively throughout North America, this will be my first foray…

The Crime of Being a Local Traveler in Sri Lanka

Originally posted on NAT N ZIN:
We started this blog – and our Instagram (well, that was the first) as a hobby. A passion. “Hey, what about posting nine photos under one theme? Nine bicycles? Nine cakes? Nine kids? Nine everythingggg,” That was Nathan. “We ain’t gonna have nine photos of every this and that,…

Moonlight Traveler

ARTICLE SOURCE: ronmayhewphotography.wordpress.com Ron Mayhew Freedom, as I have mentioned before, is my most cherished possession. Especially freedom to travel, to explore, to seek new horizons. When I travel, I open my mind, my eyes and my heart to better understand this incredibly fascinating world I live in. Travel enables me to be more tolerant of…

10 Gifts Every Female Traveler Should Have!

Originally posted on California Globetrotter:
I can’t believe I’m about to say this but today is Thanksgiving and you know what that means! Tomorrow is Black Friday and it’s time to officially start your Christmas shopping, if you haven’t already! Goodness, where the heck did 2016 go!? I still feel like it was yesterday Hans…

The Sunday Traveler ~ Meditation on Molokai

Originally posted on AngelineM's Blog:
Travel can be filled with energy and fast movement; it can also be peaceful and slow. The Sunday Traveler needed the peaceful and slow this last September, and chose the Hawaiian island of Molokai for that very reason. There was no disappointment. Days were filled with sitting on the…