Monthly Archives: October 2013

  National Geographic named Valparaiso one of the top ten cities to visit in 2013.  It also earned the status of a UNESCO World Heritage site a decade ago, in 2003. So, my friend Nannette and I traveled 90 minutes from Santiago to see what all the fuss was about. The busy port city of […]

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On a recent day trip from Santiago, Chile, I traveled an hour east to the Maipo Valley to ride with local arrieros (Chilean cowboys) and their beautiful horses in the Andes mountains. What a fabulous day!!! The Oldens, a British family who owns the ranch in El Toyo and operates Horseriding Chile, organized the excursion […]

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Fall is here…my favorite time for hiking! Cooler days, sunshine, autumn colors… And the WAVE in northern Arizona, USA, remains one of my top destinations for hiking. Permits are required (see earlier blog entry for specifics) but so worthwhile to go through the effort (even if you do have to wait a couple years!)  

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  At dawn along the Li River, in Xingping, China, you can glimpse the age old tradition of men fishing with cormorants. The birds, tied to bamboo rafts, dive into the water and gently retrieve the fish.

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