Through images and words, I want to share two decades of my travel adventures, as well as my love for gardening. Visitors can’t really know a place and its people from a brief encounter. Yet we can appreciate humanity’s richness and diversity, and understand better where we fit in this world.
Pictured above: Udayagiri Caves, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
It was practically a spur-of-the-moment decision for us. Rick and I always plan months ahead for a trip. But we were only four weeks out this time when we decided to make a pond crossing for an extra-long late-May weekend trip to Paris to celebrate our twentieth anniversary together. We booked our flights using points on credit cards and rented an Airbnb apartment. Arriving at Charles De Gaulle Airport in the morning, we purchased four days of train and Métro tickets, plus museum passes, a time saver for avoiding long lines at ticketed sites. We bought no souvenirs, ate in cafes and bistros, rode the subway, and walked our way across Paris, managing to spend surprisingly little money. And nature’s gift? Good weather followed us everywhere
With a storyteller’s insight and respect, I observe both everyday and extraordinary stories from my experiences. My curiosity about each place’s history helps me better understand its culture. Go on a Journey