“One day I went to the Vijitha Yapa store for a book on the conflict. ‘I’m sorry’, said the salesman, ‘but they’re still being written.’” Those words sum up the story of Sri Lanka, a proud country recovering from a… Read More ›
great travel memoir
Palau’s Pandemic Crisis! This Slice Of Paradise Is Under Siege – Not From The Virus, But The Quarantine!
Want To Visit Paradise? As we get 2021 underway, we are all hopeful that we can overcome our current worldwide medical catastrophe and open the world up again to travel and explore. As the picture above shows, it’s an incredible… Read More ›
“Just stay alive for the first 120 hours and then you’ve got it made…” Imagine if those were the first words you heard when you landed in a foreign country. But that’s the setup for a riveting look at the… Read More ›
Terrific “Theater Of Fish!” This “Wednesday Bookmobile” Baits The Hook Of Newfoundland, Labrador And The Collapse Of Cod!
Welcome To Newfoundland! Yes, it’s a country that many people don’t know much about, and yes, it has icebergs that drop in all the time, providing amazing pics like these! this “Wednesday Bookmobile” takes you to the northeastern edge of… Read More ›
Time To Read! During these times of “sheltering at home”, many of us have had the chance to catch up on books we’ve not had the time until now to read. My blogging friend Robbie Cheadle inspired me to share… Read More ›
Looking For The Ultimate Escape? For one determined young woman, that “ultimate escape” involved a year on a deserted island! For this “Weekly Wednesday Bookmobile”, I want to focus on Author Lucy Irvine’s incredible life and the books she wrote… Read More ›
Welcome To Newfoundland! Yes, it’s a country that many people don’t know much about, and yes, it has icebergs that drop in all the time, providing amazing pics like these! It’s OK if you aren’t quite sure where you are,… Read More ›
Talk about a wall of ice! A small town in Newfoundland reports that an iceberg has washed ashore and has become a huge tourist attraction! Here is the story from The Guardian: A towering iceberg is causing traffic jams in… Read More ›
UPDATE! Disturbing News From Antarctica… The Larsen C iceberg has broken off from Antarctica! The New York Times is reporting that the Larsen C ice shelf has broken, creating a massive iceberg. The Washington Post also had a terrific and… Read More ›
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“The sun is spread, hot and arched, above the reef like a woman in abandon, sky shimmering like glistening skin…” Yes, it is paradise: this picture of a resort in the Solomon Islands…a gorgeous escape, the…