Category Archives: Our Own Traveling Tales

Christmas – what’s your favourite tradition?

I love the Christmas season and eagerly anticipate the annual celebration of its rich traditions. This is especially so for the annual Winter Harp performance which comes early to my community. The costumes are a feast for the eyes but it is the contemplative music that … Continue reading

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Back to Sedona for more Photography

I confess… I’ve fallen off schedule with my blogging these past few months… just been having too much fun, I guess - Kauai last month and now just back from ten days in Sedona. But I did work pretty hard at … Continue reading

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Tripping through Indonesia with Trip Advisor – Yogyakarta, Java

Arriving in Yogyakarta, after three weeks in the rural landscapes of Bali and Lombok was definitely a change and this busy street scene speaks volumes to what we found. Scooters and motorcycles are the main form of transportation, together with bicycles, often laden … Continue reading

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Tripping through Indonesia on Trip Advisor – Gili Air & Lombok

   While Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country, its population is spread across 17,508 islands, both large and small, and strung like a 7000km pearl necklace around the neck of the equator.  After two weeks in Bali, we were ready to … Continue reading

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Tripping through Indonesia on Trip Advisor – Ubud, Bali

   My last post, on Southern Bali was all about white sandy beaches and relaxing, a much needed remedy for the jet lag, induced by my 21-hour cross-Pacific flight.  I was now heading to Central Bali to meet my wife Sheila, who had … Continue reading

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Tripping Through Indonesia on Trip Advisor – Southern Bali

  We’ve just returned from an incredible trip through Indonesia,  made all the better by a positive, first-hand experience using Trip Advisor.  Visiting five islands in five weeks, and on the fly,  we made almost a dozen accommodation decisions, as many restaurant choices, and even a … Continue reading

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Our South West Road Trip – Goblin Valley

Goblin Valley was another great find on our recent south-western road trip, continuing our streak of one perfect day after another. “Find,” however, would prove to be the operative word. We left Bryce Canyon in the morning and headed north-east for about … Continue reading

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Adventure Cycling in Montana

Guest Blogger: Colleen Friesen I’ve just sent an email to my fellow Stupids instructing them to: Shine up their shoes! Buy a new lipstick! Yes indeed. It is confirmed the 23rd Annual Hell On Wheels bicycle trip with The Stupids-At-Large … Continue reading

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Our South-West Road trip – Zion & Bryce Canyon

Our south-west road trip was on a loose schedule. We had a general idea of where we wanted to go, what we wanted to see, and even had a couple of extra days in the mix for flexibility.  This seemed like a good plan … Continue reading

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Our South West Road Trip – Monument Valley

We’ve just returned from a three-week road trip through the American south-west and I was absolutely fascinated with what I saw … fifteen-hundred pictures of fascination, which I’m now pleasantly sorting through. Here’s one of my favourites, our approach to Monument Valley, taken as I darted out in … Continue reading

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