This page lists links to travel photos, chronologically (oldest at the bottom) since I started keeping digital records, somewhere in the late ’90s.
Earliest years link to some quite old-fashioned photo pages. Technology and I both improved as the years went on… One of these days, I might start scanning all my ‘hard copy’ photographs of all the traveling I did while living in England (1985 – 1998), but that’s a project for another time.
15 days in France accompanied by Robin Allen. First week in Bouzigues, in the Languedoc, with Debb and Reed Eller with two days off in Aix-En-Provence, and then back up to Paris for the last 8 days of exploring, gazing, eating, drinking, and walking many miles. Sad to leave, but here’s the evidence. All photos with me in them, courtesy of Ms Robin Allen, robinallenphotography.com
A few days in sunny LA with my friend Cristina, learning how Winter is experienced in la la land, exploring new parts and having another great adventure, despite the fires to the west. Some fun shots here.
Two days climbing and being amazed at this magic place, only a small amount of it being made visible so far. Word is there are more cities deep in the forests around. Some of the sites are in this little album.
July 2017 – Started and ended the ‘side trip’ to Machu Picchu in Cusco, which is a lovely city and needs another visit. The original center of the Inka civilization, it has much history and color and is a vibrant place now. Aside from getting aclimated to the altitude, we visited a family for a meal, participated in a Shaman ceremony, and wandered magnificent ruins. A few shots here.
July 2017 – A Week on the Amazon River – Probably the most fascinating part of the Peru adventure – a very nice ‘small ship’, just 24 cabins and fairly modern, with a great crew. Each day a new adventure including one or more skiff rides to various adventures. Check out the album here.
July 2017 – Lima & Iquitos – For 5 days before boarding the Amazon River vessel our group of 19 explored Lima and Iquitos, the latter being the entry point for the river. Lots of cultural extremes, color and laughter, great food and much learning about the war with Chile, independence from Spain, pre-Incas and the way of life in cities and on the water. Photos here.
July 2017 – San Salvador – On my way to Peru for the trip of my lifetime (so far), I took advantage of a long stopover in San Salvador and had a private tour. It had some surprises! Album Here.
July 2017 – A week in the Twin Cities and Wisconsin – A second exploration of Minneapolis and St Paul. Found good movies, interesting restaurants, clean air and great weather in the Cities. Then Wisconsin in the rain with a day in Duluth – with no rain. Here’s the album.
April 2017 – New York – finally with no weddings or bar mitzvahs to attend – just a bit of time for me to wander the familiar streets with the now unfamiliar new re-purposed structures, see friends, catch some music and explore a bit of the ‘new’ Yonkers where I haven’t been since I worked there 40 plus years ago. Album Here.
January 2017 – Costa Rica with Overseas Adventure Travel, and Panama City just with Allen. An amazing 3 weeks of Nature and Panamian urban (plus the canal) Here’s the main event.
September 2016 – Hayward, Wisconsin and environs and then a weekend in Minneapolis. Here are the pretty pictures
March 2016 – Roatan, Honduras. Annual snorkeling holiday with Trish Lane. Discovered this bit of paradise which I’d like to continue discovering. Snuba, Snorkeling, Kayaking, searching (in vain) for a good martini, generally enjoying the languid life. Signs of ‘Cancunization’ on the edges, but basically pretty natural, though the coral is not in great shape Here are a few shots – and relax — I did not include ALL the underwater photos. .
January 2016 – 8 days in Cuba. Road Scholar group of 24 really cool people. Stayed at the Hotel Nacional in Havana and the 1950’s Jagua Hotel (ex-Hilton) in Cienfuegos. Toured Havana, countryside, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Santa Clara and places in between. Warm up your coffee, put your feet up and enjoy my not so little album. .
January 2016 – Some days in Miami Beach enroute to and from Cuba. Got to do some sailing in Key Largo, hit the beach in Miami, discover the new Perez Art Museum and catch up with old friends. A few iconic shots here..
October 2015 – Roadtrip to Portland, Oregon, a city I somehow never got to before. Enjoyed the ride and very much enjoyed the city. A little album here..
In April I accompanied my friend Gracielle on a trip to Greece including a short cruise of some islands and a quick foray into Turkey to see Ephesus. At the end I stayed in London for 5 days, catching up with friends and drinking as much culture as I could find. Here are the pictures.
February 2015 – Trish Lane, my intrepid snorkeling friend, and I journeyed back to Akumal on the Mexican Carabbean where we spent a week in 2010. Same apartment, same clear water, more tourists in the lagoon and many more mosquitoes everywhere but a wonderful near-empty beach for daily explorations. I also discovered kayaking which I loved. We did some cave touring and underground snorkling and of course much eating in the many superb restaurants there. Here’s the ‘fun’ album. The more artsy photographs are in a slideshow on the News page, and hopefully will be seen in the occasional art show around town.
October 2014 – BLUES CRUISE – lotsa music plus Cabo, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta. Not sure it counts for travel, but I think I’m getting a little of the cruise bug – if carefully chosen. This one involved a whole lotta dancing and not too much touring. We went around the edges of a hurricane just short of Cabo and that was certainly an experience. Hot, very windy rain on the deck and a moving dancefloor. By morning it was still as glass.
January 2014 – NEW ORLEANS plus a little Cruise to Cozumel – Click on links below
Cruise Day 1 – from Galveston
Cruise Day 2 – Exploring the Ship
Cruise Day 3 – Merida, Yucatan
Cruise Day 4 – Watching the Cruisers Yucatan
July 2013 – Train trip to New York via Chicago; road trip to Berkeshire, Pennsylvania and Washington DC – See the album HERE.
April 2013 – Los Angeles – It had been so long, I realized I had to see this California city again. Thanks to my friend Cristina, I had a bed and a tour guide for three wonderful days. The highlights are in an album here. Have a look!
Oct-Nov 2012 – Chicago – Finally made it to the Windy City – and five days was not enough of course. What beautiful architecture! No travelog, but the photo album is here.
March 2012 – Belize – Two days in Crooked Tree (Protected nature reserve with wonderful birds) in the north and one week further south on the coast in Placencia – for snorkeling, sailing, eating, and just being Jimmy Buffet without the margaritas. See the travelog here.
Photos that made it into albums are:
Birdwatching started early so we’ll start with it. The album grew as we found birds in the south of Belize too! It was tough not to include ALL the pelican shots, but several made it in. See it HERE.
Structures – color and black and white – many buildings only barely survived the recent earthquake. Some have been rebuild next to their predecessors. Hurricane Iris left many people homeless. What is left are haunting reminders of both the power of nature and the determination of people to have a ‘home’. I was constantly fascinated by things like (matching) lace curtains in windows of shanties. View the whole album HERE.
Belize Faces – The album of people includes shots from the car at roadside stands or markets, kids playing, people we passed while walking and sometimes portraits with full permission. See it HERE
November 2011 – 10 days on the East Coast, mostly in NY, but with a 2-day excursion to Philadelphia and Allentown/Bethlehem. A photo-travelog of the latter is HERE. Some of the ‘artsy’ photos from this trip are making their way to my portfolio.
March 2011 – Two weeks in the interior of Mexico, DF, Taxco, Puebla and Oaxaca. If you want the travel blogs, here’s Part 1 and Part 2. and slideshow HERE.
January 2010 – A week in Ciudad Mexico. Glorious! (in between dental appointments in La Paz.)
December 2009 – Back in the Apple. New York, I do love you!
October 2009 – A day at the DiRosa Gallery in Sonoma, CA.
July 2009 Fourth of July in the Delta with Larry and the ‘Grand Banksters’.
May 2009 – An impromtu visit to Barbara’s house in Wilmington, NC.
There’s a second album of the coast down to Cape Fear.
March 2009 – this return to La Paz included the dental implant, whale watching and a day on the Sea of Cortez in a Ranger 33.
January 2009 – Now the ‘dental visits’ begin. First trip to La Paz (the one in Mexico) with Allen to locate a dental implant specialist, while enjoying the sites, people and food of course.
November 2007 – another city I’d missed when living in Europe – Torino, Italy. Just the right size for a weekend away from London.
May 2007 – a week’s roadtrip through Eastern Oregon with visits to cousin Denny in Ashland at either end. Discovered the desert, fossils, a natural spa and some great Thai food.
November 2006 – a long weekend exploring the Redwoods and Fort Bragg with Ed.
October 2006 – with my Brit friends Sally and Keith, I finally got to Madrid.
August 2006 – met Caren and Jeremy in Vancouver for a weekend of touring, biking and pretty good eats. [NOTE: CURRENTLY CANNOT FIND THESE FILES!]
Spring 2006 – short break in Sardinia with Cristina. Tried out Flickr for these, and didn’t like it.
And here are some occasional bursts of camera inspiration in LONDON over several visits.
March 2005 – an afternoon on the River Wey, SW of London with Ann and Bill Sproul.
December 2005 – Mary and I make a two week visit to Buenos Aires to visit Gracielle.
February 2004 – a long weekend in Southern Portugal with Cristina.
2003 – Easter in Italy – always a pleasure. This trip involved renting a camper van in Rome with travel buddy Jack Emo and heading south along the western coast with a week-long excursion around Sicily and then back to Rome via the east side of the ‘boot’. One highlight: the Bull races in Ururi, an Albanian town in SE Italy.
Back to Florida in April 2002 for a trip to the keys and the Miami-Key Largo race.
No wind but lots of fun.
December 2001 – spent this Christmas discovering South Florida with Larry Thorson who had just relocated there.
May 2001 – traveling around the southwestern US with my ‘brother’ Eric Schlesinger.
In December 2000, I signed up for a group camping trip to Guadalupe Canyon in the Sonora. The trailer broke down outside of Mexicali on Christmas Eve, resulting in one night in a motel and an interesting Christmas day getting the axel fixed.
November 2000 – a lovely week in Tenerife with my friend Lindsay.
June 2000 – my second and last Rendezvous, this one in Susanville, CA.
In June 1999 I went to my first Pacific Rendezvous – where everything is pre-1840 (with the exception of eyeglasses, no later items can be seen outside one’s teepee. I made or borrowed most of my clothing, learned how to bead and sew leather, and generally had a great time.
In December 1997 I went to Vietnam, landed in Ho Chi Min City (Saigon) and left from Hanoi, taking planes trains and vans in between. I’ve since spoken to friends who’ve been there more recently, which made me feel glad I saw it then.
This be it for now….