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The Astoria Bridge spanning the Columbia River - A Kilt and A Camera

Astoria, Oregon, USA

My dad was born there but somehow in my many years of traveling I have never been to Astoria. It was time to remedy that. With nearly two weeks to spend in the US, and a busy schedule planned, we bookended the trip with Astoria. We spent the first two days and the last two […]

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The Graffiti of Curitiba

Graffiti on the Streets of Curitiba

I am always fascinated by the graffiti we see in any city we visit. Here are just a few of my favorites from Curitiba. Pretty cool, huh?

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Visit a street festival in Curitiba, Brazil

Curitiba Street Fair

While things are quiet at home, let me tell you about a previous trip to Curitiba. I hope you enjoy it even a little bit as much as I did. November means Christmas shopping and my Girl was on the hunt for a few things from Brazil for her family back home. On Sundays Curitiba […]

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Visit Jardim Botanico in Curitiba, Brazil

Curitiba – Buddha Spotting in Jardim Botânico

This week while things are slow at home I’m looking back on my big road. My daughter was visiting and our good friends took us home with them to visit family. The first thing we did after we arrived? Took a power nap and had a good family lunch with Glaucio’s mother. Nothing recharges your […]

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Brazilian Road Trip to Curitiba

Life has been rather domestic these past couple of weeks. Instead of recounting my trips to the grocery store I thought you’d like to read about my very first Brazilian road trip from a little while back. My daughter was in Brazil for a visit and our good friends took us home with them. Twenty […]

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The Little Admiral - The Clocks of York

York’s Little Admiral

There are dozens of clocks throughout York, but this one is my favorite. The bracket is more ornate than most, and who can resist that little Admiral? How can you not love him? Iron up to the knees with a carved mahogany body, he’s been standing on top of that clock since John Agar put […]

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Ye Olde Starre Inne - York, England

One of the Ghosts of York

York, England is considered the most haunted city in the whole of the UK. With over five hundred recorded hauntings, it is even considered by some to be the most haunted city in the entire world. I knew this before we went, and while I was looking around every quiet corner and hoping to catch […]

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Praia da Ferradurinha in Buzios

Remembering a Day in Buzios

While we’re traveling between worlds I thought I’d give you a glimpse of our previous life in Brazil. Over the next week, I’ll be showing you three different day or weekend trips we enjoyed when we lived here before. This post was originally published on Nov. 8th, 2011 on my old blog. At the time […]

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Dude, Where’s My Car?

We had a beautiful afternoon. Angela and I were having a fantastic drive to downtown Houston, sunshine streaming through the open roof of the Jeep, excited to see the unusual and very cool Illuminarium with her boy and we were all smiles.   How could anybody have a bad day when you have the company […]

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The Sounds of a Jundiai Morning

  The sun rises across the city from our balcony as the sound of early morning traffic starts out quiet and slow, but gradually grows louder and faster. By the time the sun is casting shadows across the buildings, the trucks are in full roar. Within thirty minutes of sunrise someone with a microphone and […]

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365 Photo Project – Week 15

The evenings here in Jundiai are beautiful. We have a great view of downtown from our balcony, with this church directly in front of us. We think it’s a convent. There seem to be a lot of stooped and ancient nuns coming and going from the house attached to the yard behind the church and […]

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The Discovery Museum in Newcastle Upon Tyne

Looking for a family friendly place to take the kids where they can roam freely, touch nearly everything and learn about the history of northern England, engineering, light, electricity, manufacturing, naval science and more? Looking for a place that will make you go, “Wow!” when you come through the doors? A place with a friendly […]

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The Highest Point in Central Edinburgh

At the top of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh sits a massive church tower. It is the closest of the large churches to the castle itself, and it’s spire is the highest point in central Edinburgh. Such a stunning and romantic building doesn’t quite fit its name. It is simply… The Hub. Built between 1842 […]

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The Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh

How do you spell it? Whisky or Whiskey? That depends on where it came from. If it came from America then it is whiskey, but if your golden “water of life” came from beautiful Scotland? Then you spell it the proper way – whisky. Or not. Really, the spelling seems to be regional and depends almost […]

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George Heriot’s School – The Inspiration for Hogwarts

Seen here from the roof of Ediburgh’s Camera Obscura on the Royal Mile, it’s easy to understand how this 400 year old school inspired JK Rowling to create a magical school of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Most of us know that Rowling wrote the first Harry Potter book while staying warm in the Elephant Cafe in […]

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Edinburgh’s Charming Hidden Cafe

Speaking of Edinburgh, I have to tell you about a little hidden cafe my daughter and I stumbled into.   We were looking for a coffee shop where we could warm up our hands and find a bite to eat, but wanted to stay away from the big chains which seem to be on every […]

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365 Photo Challenge – Week 8

What better way to start a week than in Edinburgh? The city has quickly become one of my favorite places in all of Scotland because it has everything we could possibly want. There are green spaces, hills to hike, centuries of history, pubs and restaurants galore, a million things to do, and especially people we […]

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365 Photo Challenge – Week 6

Another week, another seven days, another 168 hours. What did you do this week? It’s time to link up and share your best photo of the week. Doing a daily 365 photo project? A weekly 52? Just love taking photos? Pick your very best from this week and add your link below to share what […]

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The Shetland Museum and The Jarl Squad

  During the day of Up Helly Aa there is a break in the festivities between the morning procession and the torch procession after dark. The Jarl Squad is making its way through the town, stopping in to several local schools and official buildings as part of their duties of the day. While they’re about […]

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Our First Impressions of Lerwick, Shetland

  When I decided to make this trip up to Lerwick for Up Helly Aa I didn’t know anything at all about the Shetland Islands, except that they were way up in the North Sea and they have cute ponies. Did I ever tell you that I grew up on horses, and that my very […]

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