Quest for the Spirit Bear

spirit bear

I have always enjoyed any trip where bears are involved and seen up close.  Most people have never even heard of a spirit bear unless you recently read National Geographic's article on the little … [Read more...]

Angkor Wat, Cambodia – If You Liked Lara Croft Tomb Raider, You’ll Love This Place

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

I have to admit, if someone gave me a quiz on the plot line of Lara Croft Tomb Raider, I'd fail miserably. I remember two important things, though - Angelina Jolie, as the star, and the hauntingly … [Read more...]

Expat Living: What? Motocy. What?

at our small village's Sunday evening market

  The United States is one of the few places in the world where the car is the major mode of transportation.   The rest of the world predominately uses two-wheeled vehicles – bicycles, … [Read more...]

Explore the Belize Barrier Reef and Rainforest


Few countries in the world offer so much in such a tiny country as the Central American nation of Belize. Traveling from the Belize barrier reef to the rainforest takes only an hour (if you … [Read more...]

The Asia Expat: Why Thailand ? Thoughts on Retirement

thailand national park retirement

  Why  Thailand?  The answer to that question starts and ends with finances. I had been self employed for the last 12 years, providing financing for new and existing business equipment … [Read more...]

Galapagos Islands – The Enchanted Isles

bartolome island galapagos islands

When Charles Darwin visited the Galapagos Islands in the early 19th Century, he didn't have much choice of what ship to use. The little wooden sailing vessel, HMS Beagle, had carried him and his … [Read more...]

Travel in Tokyo

Buddha statue at Asakusa Sensoji Buddhist Temple, Tokyo, Japan.

With all the media focus on the almost incomprehensible tragedy of Japan's triple-whammy of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear woes, I began to reminisce about my recent travel in Tokyo. The images on … [Read more...]