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Should You Buy Local When Traveling?

Simple answer: Yes. Ok.  So you’re the conscious traveler type concerned with how you impact the places you visit.  How can you spend money and still benefit the people, environment and communities you visit ? Shop local. I’m a big believer in putting my money where my mouth is. I strongly believe in economic and environmental […]

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BIG Changes Coming to Around the World in Eighty Years

Hey all, Over the next week, Around the World in Eighty Years will undergo some substantial changes including…. – a whole new appearance, – better access to previous posts and photographs, – an e-book, – increased number and regularity of posts, – options for an email newsletter, – video (and later in the year podcasting), […]

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My Shot of the Day: Los Brazos, New Mexico

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The R/S Faros at Midnight. Vasa. Finland.

I walk the rooms of the flat in the depth of night when a soft breeze spreads the curtains over the kitchen table and around the edge of the cheap blue couches. But it is not so deep.  The light is pink and soft.  There is a midnight plant that smells like a clean laundry detergent and its […]

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My Shot of the Day: North from Helsinki

One of the many lakes of Finland

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Sunset in Finland – Vesijärvi

Sunset in Finland west of Lahti. In all the years I’ve spent in Finland I’ve never known the nights to be white.  Summer sunset in Finland are more….red or pink as the fog moves throught the trees and catches the slanted summer light.  Here is one of my favorite lakes in Finland. Vesijärvi: This irregularly […]

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My Shot of the Day: Waiting for the Water Taxi

  Korpostrom, Finland

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Photos from Haiti

I’ll dribble out the photos from Haiti over the next two weeks as I work my way through them.  Here is the first. These are two of the farmers we are working with in the remote community of Deslandes in the Artibonite Valley.  They had been working all day in the sun with nothing to […]

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Memorial Day on the Rio Grande

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My Shot of the Day – Sunset Pronghorn

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My Shot of the Day – Sleeping Ute, Cortez, Colorado

Meet me at Cowboy Wash for dinner. Bring….just….just you…

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My Shot of the Day – More Spring

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