Posts From Our Journey Around the World

Note: some of the blog posts have been updated with more pictures since they were originally published. If you see a blog post with a * at the beginning, this post has had more pictures added. You may want to go back and read and look at that post again.
The Colosseum

No We Aren’t Dead

September 24, 2017
No We Aren’t Dead Florence, Italy 24 September 2017 No we aren’t dead and yes we are still traveling.  I hope — and some…
The Golden Arches

The Golden Arches

August 8, 2017
The Golden Arches Grand Trunk Road, Punjab, India August 8, 2017 As we come around a highway curve Nancy points and says, “There…
Nek Chand Rock Garden

* Nek Chand Rock Garden

August 6, 2017
* Nek Chand Rock Garden Chandigarh, India August 6, 2017 Some days you just happen upon fun things you had no idea were going to…
Chandigarh

* The City of Chandigarh

August 4, 2017
* The City of Chandigarh Chandigarh, Punjab, India August 4 – 8, 2017 About 2/3rds of the way through today’s drive I knew we…
shopping

Shopping

August 4, 2017
Shopping Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India August 4, 2017 When you are traveling long term you have to learn how to shop in the countries…
Completing the Spiti-Kinnaur Loop

Completing the Spiti-Kinnaur Loop

July 29, 2017
Completing the Spiti-Kinnaur Loop Himachal Pradesh, India July 29, 2017 After stopping to walk around at 15,000 feet at Kunzum La…
Kunzum La Pass

Kunzum La Pass (Spiti – Kinnaur Loop)

July 29, 2017
Kunzum La Pass (Spiti – Kinnaur Loop) Himachal Pradesh, India July 29, 2017 We are old hands at driving the Spiti – Kinnaur…
Spiti-Kinnaur Loop

Spiti-Kinnaur Loop

July 29, 2017
Spiti-Kinnaur Loop Himachal Pradesh, India July 29 This evening we drove into Manali (pop. 8,100 and elevation 6765’) after the…
Losar

Losar (Spiti-Kinnaur Loop)

July 28, 2017
Losar (Spiti-Kinnaur Loop) Himachal Pradesh, India Evening of July 28, 2017 About mid afternoon we began to see raindrops on the…
Kaza to Losar

Kaza to Losar

July 28, 2017
Kaza to Losar Spiti – Kinnaur Loop, India July 28, 2017 This morning we got off to a late start.  There was no real hurry because…
Key Monastery

Key Monastery

July 27, 2017
Key Monastery Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India July 27, 2017 This morning we finished breakfast, had our hotel manager draw…
Mussoorie

Mussoorie, India

July 8, 2017
Mussoorie, India We arrived late afternoon in a dense fog at the Indian hill station (town) of Mussoorie.  This was another drive…
Pangot

Pangot

July 7, 2017
Pangot India July 7, 8, 9 left 10, 2017 In India I can vaguely divide into rain, fog, sunshine, bad and good and just average but…
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

July 5, 2017
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary Near Almora, India 5 July 2017 This morning we met our bird guide at 5:30, opened the doors to the parking…
Drive From Pangot to Kasar Devi

Drive From Pangot to Kasar Devi

July 3, 2017
Drive From Pangot to Kasar Devi Kasar Devi, India 3 July 2017 We arrived in Pangot in a cloudbank and left the same way. We stopped…
Trekker’s Inn

Trekker’s Inn

June 19, 2017
Trekker’s Inn Tatopani, Nepal 19 June 2017 This morning Audette, Nancy and I were up, clothed, fed, packed, checked out of our…

One Year on the Road

May 28, 2017
One Year on the Road 28 May 2017 – Koshi Tappu Nature Reserve, Nepal One year ago today Nancy and I boarded a plane in Los Angles…

Birding Doesn’t Have to be About Birds

May 18, 2017
Birding Doesn’t Have to be About Birds 18 May 2017 Bon Farm House, Sikkim, India Our last stay in the Indian state of Sikkim was…

Always Lost

May 3, 2017
Always Lost 3 May 2017 Gangtok, Sikkim, India When you travel on your own in India you have to quickly learn getting lost is something…
The Toy Train

The Toy Train

April 27, 2017
The Toy Train 27 April 2017 Darjeeling, West Bengal, India Riding the Toy Train is a must do, bucket list, tourist thing to do and…

Eklakhi Mausoleum & Q. Shahi Mosque

April 24, 2017
Eklakhi Mausoleum & Q. Shahi Mosque 24 April 2017 Pandua, West Bengal, India After walking the Adina Mosque we decided to drive…

Adina Mosque

April 24, 2017
Adina Mosque 24 April 2017 Pandua, West Bengal, India We woke up in Berhampore that is a good thing since we went to sleep in Berhampore. …

Driving in India

April 22, 2017
Driving in India 22-28 April 2017 – West Bengal, India We are on the road again – finally!  Our 4Runner was delivered to our…
People in Kolkata

Miscellaneous Photos

April 15, 2017
Miscellaneous Photos Every time we stepped outside our hotel there was something new to stare at and take a photograph of.  People…
Construction in the Sunderbans Reserve

Construction in the Sunderbans

April 9, 2017
Construction in the Sunderbans Reserve Nothing is done quickly in India.  I have neither idea how long this building has been under…

Sunderbans Tiger Reserve Day 2

April 8, 2017
Sunderbans Tiger Reserve Day 2 Today was an eight-hour day on the water hunting the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger.  I will kill the…

Sunderbans Tiger Reserve Day One

April 7, 2017
Sunderbans Tiger Reserve Day One While we were in Malaysia we had decided to visit the Sunderbans Tiger Reserve while we waited…

Sanderbans Tiger Reserve

April 7, 2017
Sanderbans Tiger Reserve We signed up for a 3-day/2-night tour of the Sunderbans Tiger Reserve.  Our tour included a stay at the…

Afternoon Sunderbans Tiger Reserve Walk

April 7, 2017
Afternoon Sunderbans Tiger Reserve Walk 7 April 2017 – Near Kolkata, India “Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun”…

* Morning Kolkata Walk

April 6, 2017
* Morning Kolkata Walk Nancy signed us up for the Confluence of Cultures or The Melting Pot Kolkata Walk.  This walk required us…