Category Archives: Local Color

Christmas Postcards

December 20th, 2020 Following yesterday’s post from Germany, today I’m sharing a handful of Christmas “postcards” from around the world. Being home for the holidays is always a heartfelt experience of family traditions and togetherness, but being away from home can introduce you to new rituals, friends and ways to celebrate. Even in countries and cultures that don’t celebrate Christmas,

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Sacred Mountain Sanctuary

November 18th, 2020 After yesterday’s stop in Lombok, we’ve taken the ferry to Padang Bai Port on the island of Bali. From there, we’ve journeyed into the terraced hillsides at the foot of Gunung Agung, where we’re checking into Sacred Mountain Sanctuary. Villa 207 is a two-story bamboo hut with outdoor bath and plunge pool. From the upstairs balcony, the

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Condors at Navajo Bridge

October 11th, 2020 We departed the Grand Canyon today, intending to head to Monument Valley and Antelope Canyon but with tribal lands closed until January we had to change course. No problem! We’ll save these experiences for later. Instead, we diverted to Lake Powell where we inquired about camping with a mere three minutes to spare before closing and ended

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