What’s Our Story? ~ The Travel Part…

Joanne and Tim ~ 2022

We have been blogging and documenting most of our travels for the past ten years. Our fabulous “family” of subscribers has continued to grow and there are many who are new and may not know how our travel journey began.

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Our Travel Plans for 2023 – So Far!

When I wrote that we were getting back up on the horse, I probably should have said that we had placed one boot in the stirrup. Compared to years past, 2023 is getting off to a slow start.

BUT, the two trips already booked should be amazing!

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Getty Villa Museum ~ Like taking a trip to Italy, no passport required!

Getty Villa Museum

When we travel, one of my favorite things to visit is the top museum in the area, city or county. What I have found repeatedly on our tours is that not enough time is allotted to do justice to the visit, but at least I get a taste of the history, art or relics on display.

I know that not all travelers enjoy this as much as I do and are often found sitting by the door, chomping at the bit, restless to get on to the next stop. Thankfully my dear husband humors me and sometimes even gets caught up in what we are seeing (almost) as much as I do.

So, if you are a kindred spirit and enjoy checking out a great museum, Southern California has some top-notch venues to choose from.

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La Quinta Art Celebration

Invited by dear friends to join them at the La Quinta Art Celebration, it took us all of about two seconds to say, “Heck yeah”!

La Quinta is located less than 100 miles from our mountain cabin in Southern California. We were fortunate to visit this beautiful venue in November last year.

This award-winning fine art and crafts event features premier artists from 31 states and six countries! You will find paintings, both 2D and 3D mixed media, photography, ceramics, glass, sculpture, fiber, wood and jewelry.

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Getting Back Up on the Horse (Metaphorically Speaking)

Greetings to our travel friends and those of you who have so kindly followed our adventures over the years. We want to acknowledge that this has been a challenging time for so many of you. Our sincere wish is that your lives have or are in the process of returning to normal.

Our worldwide pandemic has now been reduced and is no longer considered an emergency.

“…on May 5, the World Health Organization declared an end to the COVID-19 public health emergency of international concern, …that had been in place since Jan. 30, 2020.” ~ msn.com

Like so many others, we took a step back from traveling and watched the world go by. Tim and I both had only relatively minor cases of the virus and were lucky to have a well provisioned cabin that allowed us a safe place to isolate. Tim has since stayed busy helping our son build his business. I wrote a very tiny eBook and have tried to improve my culinary skills. Both of our hair got long. Tim’s got longer than mine 😁. Oh, I almost forgot to mention – WE GOT A PUPPY!

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21 Spectacular Sets of Steps, Stairs, Staircases and Stairways: They all lead somewhere

Wat Kaew Temple (Wat Kaewkorawaram), Thailand

Approaching the temple
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29 Fabulous and Fascinating Fountains From Faraway Places

Barcelona, Spain

“A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.” ~ Washington Irving

Most cities around the world have a main square. You will find a church or cathedral along one side, and sometimes a government building opposite it. And then in the center of the town square there is usually some kind of statue or monument. Often you will find a fountain. Some are small, hardly more than a drinking fountain, others are works of art, showcasing a local theme or hero.

Another place we have found magnificent fountains is on the grounds of huge estates. We have discovered that fountains come in a WIDE variety of sizes, shapes, colors, and uses.

Please enjoy a sampling of some of the many fountains we have posed in front of, cooled off by, laughed at, or simply admired.

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18 Magnificent and Unique Waterfalls From Around the World

Waterfalls come in many different types including plunge, tier, horsetail, block, cascade, punchbowl and fan. 

1. Geiranger, Norway

Cruising through the fjords in Norway after spending part of the day in Geiranger, we had this waterfall pointed out to us. It is facing “the seven sisters” waterfall. This represents the fella that could not win their hearts, he has taken to drink. Can you see the bottle?

Waterfall opposite “the seven sisters”.
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Top 10 Places Still On My Bucket List

Let me start out by saying I feel so fortunate and blessed that we have had the opportunity to see as much of this incredible planet as we have. I get overwhelmed sometimes when I think back on places we have been and experiences we have had.

Truly I am grateful!

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30 Remarkable Bridges From Around the World

Lucerne – Chapel bridge and tower

What makes a bridge remarkable? Well in some cases, it is simply because it is famous, beautiful or unique. But in other cases it is due to the location, purpose, size or design. All of these bridges we have walked across, driven over (or under), or stopped and pondered over. Join us as we travel around the world, sharing some of the most interesting and impressive bridges we have seen.

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