Travel Quote

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and, narrow mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Mark Twain Ginkakuji, aka Silver Temple, Kyoto, Japan

Memories of Tokyo and Seoul

I don’t usually post blogs more than once a week, but it was two years ago this weekend that we arrived home after a fantastic trip to Tokyo and Seoul, and I want to share some photos of this memorable vacation. While there, we took a side trip to Seoul to visit our niece and... Continue Reading →

Images in Green

Here’s another post inspired by Jess at I’ve Been Travelling Blog. This week, I’m posting thoughts and images of the color green. For many, nature may be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of green, as it is seen so prolifically in the world around us. Others may think of money, greed,... Continue Reading →

Travel Photos of Tokyo

Tokyo has been on my mind a lot recently due to the Olympic Games, so I thought I would share some of my favorite photos of this amazing city. One of the many stunning parks you’ll find in Tokyo. Tokyo, Japan's capital city, is the biggest city in the world and is home to 36... Continue Reading →

Earth Day, 2021

Yesterday, April 22, 2021 was Earth Day, a day set aside to bring awareness to the damage that has been inflicted on our suffering planet. In honor of this important day, I am sharing some photos of a few of the amazingly beautiful places around the globe that I have been fortunate enough to visit.... Continue Reading →

Travel Photos of Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto is Japan's third largest city and is the cultural capital of Japan. Founded in 794, it is one of Japan's oldest cities. It is the home of temples, shrines, parks, great restaurants, and all that comes with the polite helpfulness that the Japanese are known for. theTravelsketcher and I visited in July, 2016 and... Continue Reading →

Reflection Photos

It has been an intense week at work, and as a result I have not had any time to prepare a blog post, so I will share some photos of reflections that I have taken over the years. Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens in Hobart, Australia Near Denali National Park, Alaska Odawara Castle, Hakone, Japan A... Continue Reading →

Nippara Limestone Cave

Our first trip to Japan was in July, 2016. I wouldn't suggest going to Japan in the summer, it is oppressively hot and humid which made it difficult to spend much time outside. We got a break from the intensity of the heat when our friends who live in Tokyo took us to see the... Continue Reading →

Silver and Gold

Kyoto, Japan is an amazing and historical place to visit. I have been there only once; in July when the weather was absolutely sweltering; not the best time of year to visit. There are many sites to see in Kyoto, but the highlight for me was Ginkakuji also known as the Silver Temple. This temple... Continue Reading →

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