How I Travel — A Mother’s Day Recap

In celebration of Mother’s Day, here’s a trip I took with my mother and father a few years ago. We had a great time together. Thank you, Mama and Daddy, for showing me our country and for being so excited about it. Your enthusiasm for the landscape, the history and the natural wonders of our […]

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Meeting in Vancouver

“Meeting” by Wang Shugang (one of 8)As is often the case, I know much more about a city once I’ve left it than before I visit it. Well I hope so, I hear you saying (I can hear you). See, since I do very little research about a place before the trip, I’m constantly surprised […]

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Expat Author Interview with Rose Hunter

Poet Rose Hunter(Important! If this post is cut off at the bottom, reload the page. This usually solves the problem.) ________________________________ The poet Rose Hunter has lived in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for about two and a half years now, which to Rose seems both long, and not that long. Originally from Australia, Rose spent ten […]

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On The Skeeter Trail in Banff

On the Skeeter TrailWhen you go hiking in the national parks of British Columbia and Alberta, bears are hardly the most ferocious beasts you’ll encounter–it’s the skeeters. Bears graze on berries and tender flowers while you snap a million pictures of them; mosquitoes graze on YOU, leaving only shiny bones and puddles of blood. If […]

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Banff or Bust

Our hotel and restaurant on the Road in NZ I’m getting ready for The Big Roadtrip to British Columbia with four other wonderful people in a motorhome. Five people, sixteen days, one motorhome—that’s like 22 times the fun. And who says I suck at math? In 2005 I traveled through New Zealand for sixteen days […]

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