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7 Days in Germany: Home in San Francisco

After seven wonderful days abroad, I have arrived back in San Francisco. How I miss my home town.

The city of Emperor Norton, the city that popularized the Irish Coffee, the city of social deviants… how I missed thee. 23 more words



Berlin has a hipster element and yes it is decidedly gritty in parts. It is a city where graffiti isn’t vandalism, it is art.

It is a city and a people who had embraced the past no matter how bad it was and are running with it headlong into the future. 39 more words


Exploring the Mangrove Swamp - Everglades, FL

On October 5, 2013, we found ourselves visiting Nicholas at the University of Miami. It was during the brief government shut-down, so we couldn’t go into Everglades National Park (we had to stay just outside of it). 35 more words

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Paddling around Shelter Island, NY

Thanks to a good friend and spectacular artist Evan Yee for taking us on a wonderful tour of Shelter Island and some surrounding destinations. It was a leisurely and very fun time paddling kayaks, rowboats and paddle boards around into the sunset, and testing out the G.A.S. GoPro!

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Where Have We Been?

I know – it’s been awhile. And that New Year’s Resolution that 2014 was going to be the year that I got my act together and committed myself to keeping up-to-date? 192 more words

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The Travel Journal continues....Montana Part 4

After leaving western South Dakota, and enjoying lots of novel scenery en route, we finally made it to Bozeman, Montana, where my daughter and her husband were living for the summer.  287 more words

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Trip Journal: The Best of Egypt Tour

Back in summer 2008 (before the Revolution), I spent two glorious weeks in Egypt. I already talked about my luxurious stay in Sharm El Sheikh… 1,930 more words