Aboriginal Cultural Festival - Victoria, BC

I’ve been to Victoria, British Columbia exactly twice in my life with nearly 30 years distance between trips. The first time was to visit the 1986 Worlds Fair in Vancouver, BC and Victoria was a side trip. Sadly, we don’t have world fairs anymore, but we should. It gives us a taste of what other…

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Eat sign

Never been to Omaha? Well, you are going to want to go now…or as soon as this virus is done having its way with us. Especially because the steak scene there is arguably one of, if not the best anywhere. Three restaurants, in particular, come to mind when anyone mentions Omaha: Dante, V. Mertz, and…

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Christmas Decorations

I love New York at Christmas time. All the lights and glitter and holiday cheer are wonderful. But, San Francisco…ah, San Francisco, lulls you into its beauty, class, elegance, and yes, lights, glitter, and holiday cheer, in a way that New York just doesn’t. Every year I take myself off somewhere for my birthday since…

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Palace of Fine Arts

After parking the car and taking out my camera gear, I started walking the grounds surrounding the collective area known as the Palace of Fine Arts.  I approached with an open mind because what I expected and what I saw and experienced were two entirely different things. Granted, I’d seen pictures everywhere but was sure…

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 I have to explain my job before I can tell this story.  I am a travel writer, photographer, and videographer.  My last trip (pre-COVID) was in November 2019, and I was on assignment in Costa Rica with NatGeo, so expectations were high.  The entire time I was there I was in excruciating pain, but I…

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