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Meeting Du Fu in Chengdu

My photo opportunity with the classic Chinese poet Du Fu while visiting his thatched cottage museum in Chengdu, China.
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Opening Doors to Travel

In the process of planning a potentially long-term trip through Asia with a lot of uncertainty. There are a lot of options on the table.
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Beauty Fades in Fujian

On my first day among the Hakka tulou in the Fujian countryside, I wandered through fields that were not on the tourist maps (if...
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Reflecting Again on Jiuzhaigou

A calm reflection on a clear lake in Jiuzhaigou National Park in China.
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Reflecting Religion at Trinity Church

In Boston, I stopped at Copley Square to walk around Trinity Church, one of the most beautiful buildings in the US.

Quiet, Cold Iceland

A winter view of downtown Reykjavik, Iceland, from city pond.
Wat Phra Kaeo bangkok

Guarding the Journey

I admit it, I'm terrible at making travel plans. Between searching for alternatives and second-guessing my choices, I miss out on some deals and...
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Down the Shore

Last weekend's seafood festival in Belmar reminded me that it's been a while since I last visited the Jersey Shore. Although I've lived in...
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Junk in the Harbor, Hong Kong

One of my favorite things to do in Hong Kong was walk along Victoria Harbour in Kowloon and watch the ships against the backdrop of Central.
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New York at Night

A view of New York at night from the balcony at the Andaz Hotel during a No Kid Hungry event at the Manhattan Cocktail Classic.
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Happy Birthday, Buddha

Today is Buddha's birthday. This photo is of Buddha's head surrounded by a bodhi tree in Ayutthaya, Thailand.
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Road to Songpan

The May Day holiday has come and gone in China. Of course, here in America we like to celebrate our Labor Day in September...with...
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Company Outings in Shenzhen

Factory workers in Shenzhen enjoying a barbecue at Dameisha during the national holiday.

Painting Reykjavik’s Walls

One of the things I noticed while walking the cold streets of Reykjavik -- besides the abundance of restaurants and bars for such a...

Waiting for Spring in Jiuzhaigou

The first spring vacation I ever took was to the northern region of China's Sichuan Province to Jiuzhaigou National Park.