In 1992 I hadn’t traveled very much yet. As a kid my family made an annual trip to Vancouver Island to visit my grandparents. I had taken a couple of trips to Europe for two or three weeks at a time and I always had a travel companion. I was still living in my hometown […]
I am often asked how I can afford to travel so frequently. I’m not independently wealthy by any means. I do live quite frugally and I am very good at budgeting, although sometimes when I travel I do suffer from budget amnesia. When I start my trip planning I prepare a pre-travel budget and […]
2013 is nearly over and I enjoyed another wonderful year! We all could use a little reminder every now and then to stop and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us. As my grandmother used to tell me, always remember to take some time to smell the flowers. Looking forward to 2014!
Colombian artist Fernando Botero’s painting of his son Pedrito on a wooden horse. Botero painted the portrait shortly after four-year-old Pedrito was killed in an auto accident in Spain in 1974 during a family vacation. The painting Pedrito on a Horse can be seen at the Museo de Antioquia in Medellin Colombia – one of […]
This was taken in March of 2011 when I took my first and only group travel trip. We spent 10 days in China with Austin Community College and their study abroad program. China was amazing! I would love to go back and spend a few months traveling around the country. I think we were somewhere […]
Museo de Botero is located in La Candelaria neighborhood of Bogotá, Colombia. The museum was founded after a donation from the private collection of Fernando Botero including works by Dali, Chagall, and Picasso as well as 123 pieces of his personal artwork. Admission is free. An excellent way to spend an hour or two in this […]
This is a flashback to 1993 when I traveled SE Asia for a few months on my first solo trip. Last night I was scanning a bunch of old print photos and reminiscing. My trip was long ago when measured in years but feels so very recent when measured in memories.