Vietnam's Western Highlands

O During our first visit to Vietnam in 2008, we did not visit the Central Highlands, so added the area to this trip. For several...

Southern Vietnam and the Mekong River

Tom and I visited Vietnam three times: 2008, 2012 and 2017. On our first trip, the itinerary was set by the tour company, Intrepid Travel...

Vietnam? Why Are You Going There?

Tom and I took three trips to Vietnam over a period of almost ten years, 2008-2017. In this set of posts, I’ll try to describe the...

It's Chaotic, But Fascinating

Rural Home Street Dentist Milkman Animals Inside, People on Top We drove back to New Delhi after nine weeks of traveling...

Northern India

Our fourth loop took us from New Delhi to northern and western India, all the way to Dharamshala, the home of the Dalai Lama, and the...

Varanasi

Without a doubt, Varanasi (also known as Benares) is the most Hindu and most interesting place we visited. Located on the banks of the...

Playing Holi in Chanderi

Our third loop left New Delhi and returned to Agra, because we were with a new Intrepid Travel group -- but again it was just Gill, which...

Rajasthan: Home of Kings

Our travel around Rajastahn was enhanced by our traveling companions. Our group was very small -- besides us, we were joined only by...

A Loop Around Southern India

A hot sunset over the Arabian Sea at the Cherai Beach Resort We left Tennessee at the end of January 2009, and flew to Kochi, where the...

Exploring India

In January 2009, Tom and I spent about nine weeks traveling around India. We used a company called Intrepid Travel...

The Road Part of the Road Trip

At one point, Tom said, “This would be a great trip except for the roads.” Sometimes they were good, sometimes terrible, sometimes they...

Oops! Change of Plans

Because the summer was unusually cold and rainy and they'd already had snow at Denali (in early August!), Tom and I took a serious look...

Denali National Park

After fishing our fingers off, we headed north again through Anchorage and up the Parks Highway toward Denali National Park and the...

The Three Ks: Exploring Southeast Alaska

We entered Alaska through the town of Skagway, which is a microcosm of everything Alaska. (On the map below, it’s located north of Juneau...

The Alaska Highway

We arrived in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Mile 0 of the Alaska Highway, on 22 June and had our windshield replaced that afternoon,...

West Through Canada

OK, friends -- let's look at Canada. Yes, it's what's above that solid line on most maps of North America shown to children at schools...

Across North America

In 2018, Tom, Maggie, and I headed north for our second trip to Canada, driving through the northern US and Canada. This post is an...

Road Trip! Tennessee to Alaska 2018

In 2018, we returned to Alaska, driving from east Tennessee across Canada to the Alaska Highway. I posted for friends on a great FREE...

Getting Around Southeast Asia

We made three trips to southeast Asia (Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos) in the past twenty years, and learned a great deal about how...

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