The Edges in The Wilderness Beyond

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Welcome to the introduction for a series of posts about our recent 3 1/2 week travels around South America. My husband initiated the idea for this trip after gaining interest in the wilds of Patagonia—a vast territory of Chile and Argentina in southern South America—and also following a long-held wish … [Read more…]

Time Travel: Peru 2011

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Peru. Time travel to 2011 and visit a remarkable long-lost Incan civilization that flourished in the majestic mountain-top city of Machu Picchu. Alpacas stroll around and provide luxurious wool for sweaters and scarves. Thirty kinds of potatoes grow in Peru. Yum. Peru lies in South America like a jewel studded with the … [Read more…]

The President of California

You didn’t know California had a president? It does. Ever since I read an article about a mammoth sequoia in California I had to see it—the tree’s name is The President. Its enormity, juxtaposed with its grace, attracted me. Its endurance drew me to it. The photo, accompanying the article in the … [Read more…]

Happy Holidays For All Seasons

‘Tis the season to be … jolly, merry, generous, truth-telling, extra loving, and whatever else makes for a better world. If that’s what it’s all about, I say, what’s good for this season is good for all seasons. Christmas in Germany A few years ago my husband, Hoyt, and I toured Germany in the spring, not during … [Read more…]

A Snail’s Memoir

In 2009 my husband, Hoyt, and I took a 4 1/2 month trip around the world. We planned the itinerary ourselves. Our purpose, a combination of work and vacation, included stays in six countries and also Tibet, an autonomous region in the Himalayan mountains, the former home of the Dalai Lama. … [Read more…]

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