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The Hike from Ping'an

Hiking through China’s Rice Terraces

Among my favorite parts of our stay in China was the hike from Pingan Zhuang village to Dazhai Yao village via Tiantou Village. Walking along the terraces was captivating and the majestic views were breathtaking. This panorama measures 54 inches long. […]


Xi’an China: Terracotta Warriors – and Riot Police. But there’s an app for that.

Had a VERY interesting day. Headed out of Xian’s walled city early to visit the famed Terracotta Warriors – which was, as expected, fascinating. What we didn’t expect was returning to the city to find all the Japanese cars on […]

Walking the Water Buffalo Home in Fanglou Village

China: Bringing Home The Water Buffalo

Chinese water buffalo have to spend around 6 hours a day in the water to stay healthy. At the end of each day farmers bring their animals home from the river and back to the village. We captured this simple […]


Biking. The China Way.

I may not have mentioned, it’s twelve billion degrees here in Yangshuo with two billion percent humidity. Not my favorite weather. But after a brief  rain shower the skies were uncharacteristically blue and bright so we took our lives in […]


Glimpses of China: Longi

Hiking around the Dragon’s Backbone and to Longi village, a local Grandma shows us how to make rice wine (photos to come.) Lots of photos to sort through of the ten mile hike we made from one rice terrace village […]


Glimpses of China: Pudi

Pudi, a small farming community not far from Yangshuo by boat. We enjoyed a wonderful visit and lunch with Mr. and Mrs. Lu (photos to come), a walk around the village and an energized visit with the school children. In […]

Restaurant Staff Takes a Break

China: A Break in Beijing

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A Single Simple Frame from Rome


South African Safari

We spent the last of our days in South Africa on both self-driven and guided safaris in Kruger National Park in Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces. What a blast. During our first visit to Kruger in 2004 we failed to catch […]

A budding artist and a blank canvas

Soweto Market and Kliptown

Have had a wonderful and busy time exploring here in Johannesburg at the Social Enterprise World Forum. Yesterday my husband and I visited Soweto and then specifically Kliptown, a squatters’ camp. The Kliptown Youth Program is remarkably like The Tutorial […]

Leaving behind the bad fortune at the temple in Kamakura

Leaving Bad Fortune Behind in Japan

  It’s only small comfort but I feel extremely fortunate that everyone I personally know in Japan was, at last contact, safe. Only one friend could not make it back to their home after the quake/tsunami but after days in […]

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Happy couple running in park

Two (glorious) Weeks in Tokyo

I was so fortunate to have been selected to travel to Tokyo, Japan to join more than 50 other iStockphoto and Getty photographers from all parts of the globe for what you might call a nine-day photo orgy, also known […]

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Ghost (Town) Hunting

Like many people I adore abandoned, run down places. I don’t know why but I am simply fascinated by the places people leave behind. Maybe because they appear to have been enjoyed, or at least consumed, by people and are […]

Grandpa Elliot

Grandpa Elliott’s Gift to Me

While wandering around the French Quarter this afternoon I came upon (one of many) jazz bands playing on Royal Street and decided to give the body a rest and listen. I squatted down next to an elderly gentleman sitting on […]

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