Travel, when it’s finished, is about images … visual and mental. This picture-perfect heliconia, aka Lobster Claw, was 15 feet from our deep, shady porch in Ubud, Bali. The contrast of brilliant colors against a living wall of green was simple and starkly beautiful. And every single day, Terri and I enjoyed this lovely bloom …
It was six in the morning and I sat on the balcony of our simple guesthouse, relishing the slight chill in the air and smooth teak floors under my bare feet. I was watching and listening as the day came to life. I wanted to soak it all in.
“You’ve visited tons of places, so what’s your favorite place in the world?” We get this question a lot, and it’s a tough one to answer.
I’ve always been a relatively active person, but I must admit, that my inner slug rejoices and I’m a wee bit jealous every time I see someone kicked back takin’ it easy.
These days everything seems to be about circles. Social circles … calling circles … crop circles. The circle is a natural form that’s appealing to the human eye. We seem to be enticed by rounded curves … and leery of sharp corners. As you know, we did our own circle thing, traveling around the globe. And when …
I fell in love with Hawaii when I was a kid growing up in small-town Ohio … thanks to my Dad. He loved all things Hawaiian, but his passion was the music. He would hum, sing, or whistle his way through all the popular Hawaiian songs of the day.
Athens is like origami – complex and layered. Ancient ruins stand stoically amid chaotic traffic. Orthodox priests stroll the streets with backpackers, while well-armed soldiers keep a wary eye on protesters. Priceless statues and structures coexist with street art and graffiti in this birthplace of democracy.