I hiked about a mile along the Clark River as inner tubes and small rafts floated by in the opposite direction back to Missoula. The hiking trail started in the city and guided me past the university and narrowed as it continued around the base of the mountains. The sky was dotted with clouds that did not fully block the blue sky. The . . .
As a child, I developed a fascination for tree houses. The homes I grew up in had backyards but not nearly big enough to sustain a tree let alone a tree house. I grew up watching other families build one as a group project and, when it was done, the children, now feeling like adults, look down upon the earth as if they were giants.
Maybe . . .
You get used to the humidity. For me it took a few days but the change in environment helped me to adjust. Bangkok’s landscape of tall glass buildings with digital displays advertising various items mixed with a gritty urban landscape was replaced with a rain forest with a few commercial structures such as mini-malls and businesses . . .
I believe that one of the most overlooked aspects of travel is the ability to become anyone you chose to be during a trip.
Whether your day job is in custodial services, mechanical work, or at the other end of the spectrum from a CEO or an anthropologist, we all pretend to be someone else when we are on vacation.
Monaco gives . . .
The story of the Phoenician Princess Elissa (Dido) has always struck me as one of the most interesting creation stories of the Old World. The tale goes that after the death of her husband, she moved onward to a new land with a number of followers and founded Carthage (New City) off the coast of current day North Africa. Inevitably, another . . .
Capital of Andorra
Contorted on two inclined seats on a bus which originated in Portugal, I spent the night hearing mumbles of gossip in Portuguese while I faded in and out of sleep. A routine stop at border control and the turning on of overhead lighting brought me to my senses. At that moment, I peered out into the darkness to see a sign that reassured me . . .
State of Aragon
My quiet arrival to Zaragoza on an early morning train from Barcelona was not met with any fanfare. My local bus ride into town was as casual as if I was going to work or school like the other passengers. I greeted the morning by making my way to the historic center flanked by expensive stores and office buildings and finally arrived at my . . .