Category Archives: Experience

Goat Canyon Trestle Bridge Hike

My friend Joyce takes us on there hike along this trail along an abandoned train line. This trail is in Southern California. Advertisements

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WPC: Smile

1. Each week, WordPress will provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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WPC: Story

My first class in China honoring the victims of the 2008 earthquake 1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new … Continue reading

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Seems actually using American Airlines frequent flyer miles for international travel sure ain’t easy.

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Urumqi Security

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I was aware of the unrest and problems in Xinjiang before I went to Urumqi, but I wasn’t prepared for all the check points and security measures that are part of daily…

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What is this?

I don’t remember the country of origin of this headdress or its era. Anyone know? It looks Southeast Asian to me, but I sure could be wrong.

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Candlelight Christmas Tour

I was lucky to go to the Glessner House’s Candlelight Christmas Tour on Saturday. Located on the famed Prairie Avenue, where Chicago’s elite lived 100 years ago or so, the Glessner House is a museum housed in a 18th century … Continue reading

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What Not to Do in Russia

My nephew is going to Russia for a semester starting in February. I’ve never been there, but here are some tips for him.

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Travel Tips for China

Traveling in Asia is a lot different than in North America or Europe. You need to prepare yourself for different bathrooms, traffic, negotiations and foods. There’s a lot to delight in, but you’ll enjoy yourself more if you are prepared. … Continue reading

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