December 3, 2022


Hops around Park City (2022)

The Summit Land Conservancy and Park City’s Wasatch Brew Pub teamed up to harvest wild hops around Park City, Utah, in August, culminating with a

Europe (July 2022)

We left Oslo, Norway, on 2 July heading to Copenhagen and then on to Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Munich, Brussels and London. This is the first

Sweden-Norway (June 2022)

Finally travel has opened back up after 2 years of Covid. Planning for this trip began in February, 2020, when I saw information about Sweden’s

Singapore 2018

A lot has changed since the previous post (Costa Rica 2018): we moved to Florida at the end of October, visited The Hunters on Saint

Andorra (18-19 April 2018)

Pat and I took the 10:30 bus from Barcelona to Andorra, passing through some beautiful countryside, and arriving at Andorra la Vella at 13:45 (1:45

Jordan (November 2017)

We left Egypt on November 2nd, flying on Qatar Air (through Doha) to Amman, Jordan. Thus began our next adventure… From the international airport outside

Egypt (October 2017)

On October 21, we boarded our flights to Cairo, Egypt, where we met up with Jenny, Tom and the boys. This was the start of

Western U.S.A (01-30 Sep 2017)

We’ve been traveling the world for the last several years (England, Singapore, Argentina, Chile, Australia, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Denmark, Germany and France), so

Paris (7-25 July 2017)

Continuing our adventure that started in Singapore, moved to Copenhagen, on to Hamburg and now, on to Paris… Our AirBnB was located about halfway between

Hamburg (5-7 July 2017)

Continuing the adventure that started in Singapore, stopped in Copenhagen, and now in Hamburg, Germany… After arriving, Pat and I went to our hotel, Centro

Panama (February 2017)

Our flight to Panama, left Charlotte on February 7. This is the first time we have ever cashed in credit card points for a flight.

Thailand (2016)

Because Pat and I had a free week, we decided to go to Bangkok, Thailand. Saturday, 30 Jan 2016 Flew to Bangkok on Tiger Air

Spain for Christmas 2015!

Last Christmas season found us in southern South America – Patagonia. This was our first trip to this continent so we thought what a great

Bali underfoot.

I wanted to write a post about the parts of Bali that I saw. Often I see details and things that others overlook. However as

Balloons on Vacation

Patti P. from Minneapolis visited Singapore last week. She brought Drew and Drake balloons one of which enjoyed some pool time. Ray and I gave

Getting Ready for Cambodia

We are about packed and ready for our next adventure – tomorrow we are off to Cambodia (Phnom Penh and Siem Reap). Our itinerary, edited

Japanese Garden, Singapore

The whole of Singapore island is urban++. There are sky-scraping apartment buildings everywhere. There are also parks and green patches that help break up the

Pulau Ubin Saturday

We have been wanting to visit Pulau Ubin since we arrived in Singapore. Getting there is not very easy. It’s across the island about an

Home again in Singapore

Ray and I are back in Singapore filled with memories and jet lag. We were in airports and airplanes for the last 43 hours. Enough

Trip to Patagonia

This coming Friday morning at 2 A.M., Pat and I fly out of Singapore for our trip to South America (Argentina and Chile and Patagonia),

Southern Ridges Hiking

We took an easy hike through the Southern Ridges of Singapore this morning. No monkeys and no mud this time. We started the hike at

Busy Birthday Week

Mid November is a busy birthday time for our family. Today is Ray’s birthday, tomorrow is Jenny’s birthday and Tuesday is Drew’s birthday. Lots of

Out for a Beer Tasting

We went around the corner (literally), to a restaurant named “Lee Tai Fu”. This place has a very nice selection of craft beers from around

Little India for Dinner

Took the bus into Little India for dinner. Had no idea what to expect other than what the travel books mention which is the place

Moved into Apartment in Tiong Bahru

Thought you’d enjoy this article from a free local newspaper I picked up this morning. I love the line “They struggled to contain their

A Dale Chihuly in London

While wandering around London with Alison Litvinova, we ran across this sculpture in Berkeley Square! Totally unexpected! As we approached the Square, I said to

Plans have changed

Plans have changed and Pat and I will be flying to Singapore from London at the end of July, rather than returning to North Carolina!

Just Arrived In London

Just arrived in our flat in London. Dumped our gear and headed out for lunch at the Town of Ramsgate Pub. Fish ‘n chips ‘n