Travel

Travel

  • On the Road Again, To Israel

    We're off to Israel for a special trip. Although getting there took 25 hours, the good meals and service ...

  • Petra, Jordan

    Ah Petra! Nicknamed the Rose City and one of the wonders of the world, Petra is a vast city carved into ...

  • Tanzania–Visit to a Masai Village

    As if seeing all the animals wasn't enough for one day, after lunch we left the crater and visited a ...

  • Tanzania–Our Day in the Ngorongoro Crater

    Jamba–hello in Swahili–from the Ngorongoro Crater. On the drive to the crater floor we had a Swahili ...

  • Tanzania and the Ngorongoro Crater

    After our day in India, off we went early the next morning for our 7+ hour flight to Tanzania, landing ...

  • Agra, India–Taj Mahal

    We left Yangon, Myanmar, and flew to Agra, India to see the Taj Mahal—but not without seeing one ...

  • Myanmar, Part 5: Inle Lake

    I hope you aren't tired of Myanmar and Inle Lake yet, because we had another amazing day here. Plus ...

  • Myanmar, Part 4: Inle Lake

    Let's continue our visit to Myanmar's lovely Inle Lake. As our longboats pulled into ourhotel dock, ...

  • Myanmar, Part 3: Bagan to Inle Lake

    Today we left Bagan and headed to a very different part of Myanmar, Inle Lake. Here are a few last views of ...

  • Myanmar: Part 2, Bagan

    Mingalabar again from Myanmar! After visiting the Ananda Temple, we moved on to the Shwezigon Pagoda, ...

  • Myanmar: Part 1, Bagan

    Now that we've been home for 10 days, I’ve pretty much recovered from jet lag and it’s time to ...

  • Siem Reap, Cambodia–Part 3

    Now to finish up Cambodia. It's amazing what we can accomplish in a day! Three temple sites in one morning, ...

  • Siem Riep, Cambodia–Part 2

    Upon leaving Angkor Wat we saw the inevitable parade of motor scooters and tuk-tuks (motorized tricycle ...

  • Siem Riep, Cambodia–Part 1

    After a long flight we arrived in Siem Riep, until the 16th century the capital of Cambodia. This area ...

  • Samoa

    Now back to our regularly scheduled travel posts! The next two will be fairly brief in comparison. Aren't ...

  • Feb. 5–Musings

    We are just over halfway through this trip, even though my posts are not caught up yet. We just left ...

  • Easter Island-Part 3

    That evening we had a cocktail party with the crew, a lecture from our island experts, and then a presentation ...

  • Easter Island, Part 2

    After Ahu Tahai we visited my favorite site, Ranu Raraku, the quarry where all Moai were carved. It ...

  • Jan. 25–Easter Island, Part 1

    Welcome to Easter Island, the world's most isolated inhabited island. The island received its name from ...

  • Jan. 23-24: Cuisine Highlights

    We certainly have eaten well on this trip. You've already seen how well we eat on the plane; more to ...

  • Jan. 24–Machu Picchu, Part 1

    What a day! There was an early morning option to another Inca site. However, the regular day required ...

  • Jan. 29—Hello from Samoa

    This is a quick refueling stop, both for us and the plane. Although there were several activity options, ...

  • Jan. 23 Visit to Chinchero

    Saturday, Jan. 23, we drove about an hour into the mountains to the town of Chinchero, another sacred ...

  • Easter Island Update

    A quick note: WiFi is very weak here. You may not hear much from me until we get to Samoa. I will try ...

  • Jan. 25-Cusco-Lima-Easter Island

    We are on the short flight from Cusco to Lima, so it's time to play catch up. Our days have been so ...

  • Jan. 22—Up, Up, and Away: Orlando to Peru

    Hi and happy Friday to all, from umpteen-thousand feet as we fly southwest from Orlando to Lima, Peru. ...

  • Jan.20-21: Orlando

    Today's the big day: We flew from San Diego to Orlando, FL where our National Geographic Expeditions ...

  • Welcome to Scenes!

      In terms of blogging, Scenes actually came before Cuisines. Since 2011, I've been sending family ...