Archive for March, 2010

If you like architecture, here are some cities for you

450px-Spain_Sagrada_Familia

Architecture is fascinating, particularly as you make your way around the world and take in the shapes, colors and functions of buildings in different cultures. A great thing to remember as you travel, in fact, is to look up periodically and to absorb the details of the buildings around you. The architecture of our lives […]

Riel World photo – San Juan Capistrano, California

Riel World photo – San Juan Capistrano, California

San Juan Capistrano, California Spring begins tomorrow, March 20! That means flowers will be in full bloom before we know it. This flower-laden photo was taken at the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano in southern California.

Riel World photo – Ladakh, India

Riel World photo – Ladakh, India

  Ladakh, India Two monks at a Buddhist gompa near the city of Leh, in the Ladakh region of India.

Transformational trips

You have the time. You have the money. And you want to do something different: take a trip that will transform your life. Or at least give you the sense that you’ve had a life-changing adventure. Travel & Leisure and MSNBC recently published a story about what they called midlife crisis trips, but the journeys […]

Dreams of Cascadia

Ever heard of Cascadia? Or Ecotopia? This is the geographical and cultural region – both real and mythical at the same time, it seems – that stretches from the Pacific Northwest up through British Columbia and includes such cities as Seattle, Portland and Vancouver. The NY Times recently published a story on the region. And, […]

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