And possibly the food! We travel a bit and would like to share some of the thoughts and images from those travels in our travelogue.
This is somewhat just a collection of pictures from some of our travels. but I am adding some reviews and essays/thoughts as I have time. Who would have thought time would be an issue in retirement? 🤪
I used to travel for work.... A lot!
Now that both my wife and I have retired, we have made the conscious decision to travel even more together.... This time we will just be going where WE WANT TO GO :-)
Below is a fairly complete list of where we've been, either me solo for work, or together for vacation.
China, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Dubai, Kuwait, Oman, UAE
Switzerland, Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, Austria, Hungary, Greece, Turkey, Greek Isles, France
Antigua, Barbados, Puerto Rico (US), Virgin Islands (US), Martinique, Dominican Republic, Angullia, St. Maartin, Jamaica, Grand Caymans
Norway, Denmark, Poland, Estonia, Russia, Finland, Sweden
Alaska, Texas (from Longview to El Paso, Amarillo to Corpus Christi... From Italy to Paris and all points in-between...), Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Mississippi, California, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Kansas, Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Washington, Wisconsin, Michigan, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, New York, Utah, Colorado, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, New Hampshire, Minnesota, Washington DC
I am posting pictures and videos, both on this website and on YouTube. I will transfer some of my old prints to digital and post them here as time allows.
I have always had a fascination for photography and film since an early age. I even turned my closet into a darkroom when I was a kid. Later 8mm film captured my imagination, quickly followed by the media of video.
I had some very nice cameras (Olympus, Minolta, and Sony for the stills, and Sony Pro for the video) over the years. But as I'm getting older, I've gotten a bit lazier (or smarter, depending on your point of view).
I've found that the Apple iPhone can acquire beautiful images and videos with great quality. Currently, I use my iPhone 13 Pro with a stabilizer (DJI) for the acquisition of both photos and video.
As you would expect COVID-19 has changed our, and the world's, travel plans! Hopefully not forever!
We now live in a world of social isolation, social distancing and travel restrictions. This is, of course, the right thing to do and has become, at least temporarily, the "New Normal".
Because of that we suspended (along with the rest of the world :-) all travel plans for 2020!
Everyone.... PLEASE STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY!!
My wife is from China. Her mother still lives there. What more can I say?
Beijing - Guangzhou - Tianjin - Huangshan (The Yellow Mountains) - Shanghai - Zhou Zhuang - Kunming - The Yellow River - Macau - Shantou - Xian - Chung Du - Dalian - Da Tung - Many, Many More!
Way too many to actually publish! See some in the galleries below... Unless otherwise noted the pictures were captured by me or my wife.
Always interesting... too big and different to be boring! Wonderful people and places.
Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing , Shantou, Macau, Shenzhen, Kunming and more!
We have been to Japan several times for work and vacation and it always satisfies and leaves us wanting more :-) A fascinating land full of beautiful people and scenery.