Monthly Archives: July 2014

Erik the Red’s Icelandic Home

Who hasn’t heard of the famous Viking, Erik the Red, right? So you can imagine it was a special moment when, during a visit to Iceland in 2011, I got to visit the site of his actual home, in the … Continue reading

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Hungarian Summer Gatherings

This week, when I first saw Ailsa’s (from Where’s My Backpack?) Photo Travel Theme of Meeting Places and Krista’s (from the Daily Post) Photo Theme of Summer Lovin’, I immediately thought of me and all my fellow Formula 1 crazy … Continue reading

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The Grand Canyon on Fire!

In the autumn of 2012, we headed off for another extended US road trip. Our ultimate goal was Austin, Texas, for the inaugural Formula 1 US Grand Prix, so naturally we flew into… Wichita, Kansas. And headed west! Two weeks, … Continue reading

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South Pacific Geocaches, with Leis

At the risk of repeating myself, back in March I wrote a blog called Hawaiian Paradise, about Lumaha’i Beach on the island of Kauai. In my original post, I mentioned that this pristine stretch of virtually deserted beach once featured … Continue reading

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Wooden Covered Bridges, a North American Tradition

I just love covered bridges. They’re so traditional and iconically North American. Here are a few examples I’ve come across on my Journeys on this great continent. This post was inspired by the themes Wood/Spring (from Cee of Cee’s Photography) … Continue reading

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The Monuments of Glencolumbkille, Ireland

People have been farming Glencolumbkille (which translates as the Valley of Colm Cille, also known as Saint Columba) on the west coast of County Donegal in Ireland for over 5000 years. Over that time they’ve left their mark on the … Continue reading

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The Colosseum, Rome – Bucket List Destination #91

There’s not much I can say about Rome’s iconic Colosseum that hasn’t already been said hundreds of times over. The graceful, curving walls of this atmospheric amphitheatre have been filling visitors with awe for almost two thousand years. Thankfully, a … Continue reading

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