2018: a challenging year

2018: a challenging year

I’m a little later than planned in posting my 2018 recap. I’ve been in kind of a funk about the holidays and not feeling like it was a very good year. I was so looking forward to 2019 that I didn’t want to look back at 2018 and all the stuff that...
Socially responsible photography

Socially responsible photography

It’s easier than ever to find new places to travel to near and far on social media. What you might not know is that these places might not be ready for all these tourists (ex. Iceland and 2.3 million visitors in 2017) or that all the tourism might be ruining...
Why train travel is good

Why train travel is good

Years ago I was on a long train ride from Oregon to southern California. On this trip my train hit a semi truck and I have been hesitant to take a long train trip again. I have done numerous short train trips overseas including riding mass transit trains and bullet...
Red coat diaries

Red coat diaries

Long long ago there was a little girl with fiery blonde hair. She grew up to be called “red” and even later bought a red coat. I took my first trip across the pond in 2002 to France and England. I took my second trip going the opposite direction in 2003. I...