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Mt. Hood as seen from Trillium Lake
Mt. Hood, Oregon

Outdoors at Mt. Hood

Even more spectacular, if that is possible, than Timberline Lodge, are the outdoor activities available in and around Mt. Hood and Government Camp. Skiing: Skiing Mt. Hood can be done year round (sometimes there isn’t enough snow and it does…

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At Lake Navajo to fish for bass.
Colorado, Durango

Durango Rewind

Fishing in Durango, Colorado with Lonnie Malouff, Little Fishes Guide Service, is my nirvana. Lonnie knows where the fish are plus he is a great teacher. We began our fly fishing experience on the Animas River, which is filled with…

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The market.

Myanmar: The People, Part 2

It was such a serendipitous meeting. While strolling the gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar’s most sacred Buddhist shrine, we stopped to talk to a monk. A very chatty fellow of 51, and a monk for over 25 years, he was very eager…

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G. Salinas Enoteca's Wine Bar
Mexico, Tijuana

Revisiting Tijuana, Mexico

Thirty-five years after my first walk across the border to Tijuana, an old friend, BorisPiskin, who owns Teloro, the largest solar business for the Hispanic market in California, invited me to spend 2 ½ days in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Has…

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People praying at pagoda

Myanmar: Part 1

There is very little that can entice me to get up at 4 a.m. but how often do you get a chance to bathe a Buddha? And not just any Buddha but one that the actual real Buddha is said…

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Evacuation can be expensive.
Travel Tips

Who Needs Travel Insurance? You Do!

The call came at 9:00 PM. A friend needed to be evacuated from a Caribbean clinic for life-saving treatment. When she arrived the next day, she was within hours of death. The complications—and cost—were horrendous; the alternative: unthinkable. Even if…

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Bill's race car. A birthday to remember.

Race Car Experience

For my 60th birthday I was given the experience of a lifetime with a day at the Richard Petty Driving Experience at Texas Motor Speedway. Excited and apprehensive, I arrived at the track early in the morning and drove through…

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Soothing spiritual and visual decor sprinkled around the property.
New Mexico, Ojo Caliente

New Mexico: Ojo Caliente

Fifty miles north of Santa Fe, New Mexico  lies the healing waters of Ojo Caliente (literally, Hot Eye, but poetically, Hot Springs).  During the time of the ancient peoples, this area was known as P’osi, meaning “where the water comes…

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