Category Archives: Travel

Kyoto Syndrome

You’ve heard of “Paris Syndrome?” Often exhibited by the Japanese, it is a condition of anxiety bordering on hysteria upon realizing they have fallen prey to an extreme case of false advertising. Far from the romantic image portrayed in “An American in Paris” and … Continue reading

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Leaving On A Jet Plane

Cue the Peter, Paul & Mary. Or better yet John Denver. He wrote the song, you know, even though we often associate it with the former. This hilariously dated hippie-dippie video is completely redeemed once John and Cass Elliot start singing. What glorious … Continue reading

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Westward Ho!

They say there’s nothing quite like travel to expand one’s horizons.  So what did I learn from our recent trip to Arizona? You just never know what’s going to cross your path when you head out of town. I learned bobcats … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall: Street Art

The theme for this week’s photo challenge is “Wall.” When traveling, I like to take pictures of the particular city’s street art or murals. It’s possible to capture a bit of the flavor of a new locale through how its walls are adorned. Sorry … Continue reading

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Freezing in Florida

The only difference between this post and being trapped at somebody’s house as they whip out their laptop to regale you with vacation pictures is that here you have the option to move on. But I will attempt to lure you … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself

Language Barrier. Was there every a more apt phrase to describe the helplessness felt when trying to express oneself to someone who speaks another language? Of course in Taiwan our friends speak excellent English, so there is no real language barrier. But somehow … Continue reading

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Tying Up Loose Ends

Following up on a few recent posts from 2014 Remember that turtle rescue expedition that BH flew for Pilots N Paws? The one I couldn’t go on because the entire plane was jam-packed with Chiquita banana boxes filled with endangered … Continue reading

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