Bat Oman: The Bats and the Bees A Galaxy of Cool Things

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Rate our ReviewsBat Oman…..At the end of the day, Oman is basically a galaxy of cool things to explore.  We were far from exhausting possibilities, but time was slipping away as we meandered towards Ibri for our final night’s lodging in the country.  The journey had begun by flying to Dubai and rendezvousing with a buddy living […]

Terlingua Ghost Town, TX Big Bender Part III – : Terlingering 

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Rate our ReviewsTerlingua Ghost Town, TX….Our canoe adventure down the Rio Grande was to begin at 8AM.  Civilization is non-existent within Big Bend and only casts a faint glow on its fringes, so the challenge was finding a place to put up stakes the night before.  Of course this begs the traveler to dig in and unearth a solution, and the traveler knows a secret surprise often accompanies such efforts.  […]

Reunion, France – Piton de la Fournaise – Go With the Flow

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Rate our ReviewsAwareness of Reunion is growing with the unfortunate wreckage from Flight 370 washing up on its shores. But the real driver of growth here is Piton de la Fournaise, one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Not only does this red beast continue to expand the island, but it is also a rare […]

Rodin Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA – Bust Trusters

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Rate our Reviews2017 marked the centennial of the passing of Auguste Rodin.  Not the happiest commemoration, but a brilliant excuse to popularize the largest collection of the gifted sculptor’s works outside of Paris.  Though I suffer from a total lack of artistic talent, please permit an attempt to ‘draw a crowd’ to the Rodin Museum […]

Goldwell Open Air Museum, Rhyolite, Nevada – Yep, gold is in them hills!

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Rate our ReviewsSurprises may not lie around every corner, but I’ve discovered a dash of magic beyond quite a few of them.  Part of the delight I take in travel is recognizing these surprises are inexhaustible and potentially waiting across every leg of a journey.  For the traveller this leads to the useful notion of […]