Information about Sydney

The following information about Sydney should prove useful as you explore Australia’s largest city and the areas surrounding it. If there is any additional information you think we should add, let us know via the COMMENT form at the bottom of the page. Weather Click for weather forecast Emergency Services Dial 000 if you are […]

information about San Francisco

Check out these links that connect you to the latest tourist information for San Francisco, the West Coast’s most charming and beautiful city. Find out about local events, tours, flights, weather conditions, medical facilities, transportation options, and much more. If there is any additional information you think we should add, let us know via the […]

travel safely and travel mindfully

The following tips should help you travel safely and travel mindfully when traveling alone. They include issues that you’ll likely have to deal with. Some of them are fairly obvious, like watching out for pickpockets in crowded areas. Others are more subtle, like avoiding putting your bags in the trunk of a taxi if possible. […]

Tales from the Road: Villareal rodeo

During the third week of March each year, the small town of Villareal, Costa Rica holds its annual Fiestas Patronales (Patron Saint Festival). Designed to celebrate and showcase the bravery and skills of the local cattlemen, it’s the biggest event in this little corner of Guanacaste Province. The Villareal rodeo is the highlight of the […]

Musee des Beaux-Arts

The Musee des Beaux-Arts is one of the smaller art museums in Nice, but it’s one of my favorites. Because it’s somewhat isolated and competes with the world-famous Chagall and Matisse museums, it’s never crowded. That’s everyone else’s loss as far as I’m concerned. What they’re missing is a number of truly beautiful works of art, some […]

Nice links

The following information about Nice should prove useful as you explore France’s fifth largest city. If there is any additional information you think we should add, please let us know via the COMMENT form at the bottom of the page. Weather Click for weather forecast Emergency Services Dial 112 if you are in urgent need […]

I abide by a few hard and fast rules. I will not advance the expedition using any form of transport other than my feet, and, if I must detour — for example, to renew a visa — I resume the walk from the exact spot where I left off. ― Karl Bushby, Giant Steps Click here to read […]

Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Coro (Basilica of Saint Mary of the Choir), Old Town, San Sebastian, Spain.

Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Coro (Basilica of Saint Mary of the Choir). Baroque Roman Catholic church completed in 1774. Located in the Old Town section of San Sebastian, Spain.

Picasso vase at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice, France. Because it was created without the use of a pottery wheel, the vase takes on a more sculptural aspect than a traditional one.

Picasso vase at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice, France. Because it was created without the use of a pottery wheel, the vase takes on a more sculptural aspect than a traditional one.

Red Bull Air Races, Cannes, France. April 2018

Red Bull Air Race, Cannes, France. April 2018. Pilots fly at up to 230 mph (370 kph) through inflatable pylons that are only 82 feet (25 meters) tall. During certain parts of the race, the pilots experience up to 10Gs of force.

Mini library on the beach, Dubai, UAE

Mini lending library on the beach in Dubai. Literacy rates in the United Arab Emirates have gone from 54% for males and 31% for females in 1975 to nearly 95% for both genders today.

Still Life with Stone and Car, by American artist Jimmie Durham.

Still Life with Stone and Car by American artist Jimmie Durham. This work was created in 2004 by dropping a two-ton boulder onto a 1999 Ford Festiva that was parked on the Opera House forecourt. Durham describes the work by saying: “This piece is concerned with monuments and monumentality, but also with nature; that implacable hard […]