Dateline: April 2018

Nancy and Barry both love to explore different cultures and their history, their arts and their natural beauty. This passion has led us to all seven continents and more than seventy-five countries. When we travel to somewhere we tend to stay a while in order to get a good feel for the area and people.

In 2017, we visited four countries in South America, four in Africa, plus went to Portugal for the first time. And we had time for a rest stop in the Cayman Islands and a side trip to Panama.

2016 brought us back to Paris, then for a long while to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Finland with a trip to Russia as well. We went south then back to the old Yugoslavia, visiting Slovenia, Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo and Serbia.

During 2015, we toured UAE, Oman, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh before first living in Czech Republic with visits to Slovakia, Ukraine, Poland, Germany and France. We then stayed in Zagreb, visiting Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina. In 2014, we spent a half year traveling all over India, then visited Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia and Indonesia.

We started this blog during our 2011 – 2012 trip, a 10 week discovery of southeast Asia – the extraordinary people and places of Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Thailand. We then visited New Zealand for six months until mid-January 2012, followed by a stay in Australia for nine months. As we moved back to New Zealand in November 2013, we enjoyed a side trip to the Philippines.

In the near future, we plan to return to see other countries in both Africa and South America. Then, who knows? There are so many places to see and so little time.

This is our first attempt at a travel blog. It is a work in progress…as are we. Stay tuned.

Where we’ve been:


Svalbard Spain United States of America Antarctica South Georgia Falkland Islands Bolivia Peru Ecuador Colombia Venezuela Guyana Suriname French Guiana Brazil Paraguay Uruguay Argentina Chile Greenland Canada United States of America United States of America Israel Jordan Cyprus Qatar United Arab Emirates Oman Yemen Saudia Arabia Iraq Afghanistan Turkmenistan Iran Syria Singapore China Mongolia Papua New Guinea Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Malaysia Tiawan Philippines Vietnam Cambodia Laos Thailand Burma Bangladesh Sri Lanka India Bhutan Nepal Pakistan Afghanistan Turkmenistan Tajikistan Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan Japan North Korea South Korea Russia Kazakhstan Russia Montenegro Portugal Azerbaijan Armenia Georgia Ukraine Moldova Belarus Romania Bulgaria Macedonia Serbia Bosonia & Herzegovina Turkey Greece Albania Croatia Hungary Slovakia Slovenia Malta Spain Portugal Spain France Italy Italy Austria Switzerland Belgium France Ireland United Kingdom Norway Sweden Finland Estonia Latvia Lithuania Russia Poland Czech Republic Germany Denmark The Netherlands Iceland El Salvador Guatemala Panama Costa Rica Nicaragua Honduras Belize Mexico Trinidad & Tobago Puerto Rico Dominican Republic Haiti Jamaica The Bahamas Cuba Vanuatu Australia Solomon Islands Fiji New Caledonia New Zealand Eritrea Ethiopia Djibouti Somalia Kenya Uganda Tanzania Rwanda Burundi Madagascar Namibia Botswana South Africa Lesotho Swaziland Zimbabwe Mozambique Malawi Zambia Angola Democratic Repbulic of Congo Republic of Congo Gabon Equatorial Guinea Central African Republic Cameroon Nigeria Togo Ghana Burkina Fassu Cote d'Ivoire Liberia Sierra Leone Guinea Guinea Bissau The Gambia Senegal Mali Mauritania Niger Western Sahara Sudan Chad Egypt Libya Tunisia Morocco Algeria


Map Legend: 28%, 76 of 263 Territories


ArgentinaAustraliaAustriaAntarcticaBahrainBelgiumBangladeshBelizeBurmaBhutanBruneiCanadaCambodiaChinaChileCosta RicaDenmarkDominican RepublicEgyptIrelandEstoniaCzech RepublicFalkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)FranceGibraltarGermanyGreeceGuatemalaHong KongCroatiaHungaryIndonesiaIndiaItalyJapanKenyaLaosLatviaLithuaniaSlovakiaLiechtensteinLuxembourgMonacoMoroccoMaltaOmanMexicoMalaysiaNetherlandsNorwayNepalNew ZealandPolandPhilippinesPuerto RicoRussiaSaint Kitts and NevisSouth AfricaSloveniaSingaporeSpainSwedenSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSwitzerlandUnited Arab EmiratesThailandTurkeyTanzaniaUgandaUnited KingdomUkraineUnited StatesBritish Virgin IslandsVietnamHoly See (Vatican City)Zimbabwe


This Post Has 13 Comments

  1. Caroline

    I love hearing about your adventures. I always learn something new about this tiny place we call our home planet. Hope your travels are safe and I will be watching for news! Love you both … Caroline & Doug

  2. Catherine Gough-Brady

    I am currently editing a series on Asian art, for use by Australian students studying art. There is an episode on an artist from Negros, called Nune Alvarado. I wondered if it would be possible to use a couple of images you took of the cane workers in Negros? The images would appear as part of the video interview with Nune.

    The images i am interested in using are: ‘Loading cane on the truck’ and ‘Harvesting the cane on Negros Island’.

    If you are happy to let us use the images, how would you like the images to be credited in the end credits?

    Look forward to hearing from you,
    Catherine Gough-Brady

  3. jeganathan

    Dear Nancy and Berry, I am an artist, scenographer and I live in Malaysia. I came across your pics that had so much of innocence and would like to include some in a video Im doing called Earthsong (for now). It is an exhibition in our National Art Gallery, Malaysia and my work is based on Earth and the number 9 that is the sum of sound vibration.

    Please visit my website: where you will see my earlier works. Please check my videos if you have the time.

    I will truly appreciate if you will give me the permission to use a few pictures in my video. It is not a commercial endeavour and I will place your blog on the credit page. It is actually my proposal to the gallery.

    Thanking you in appreciation


  4. Aury de Jesus

    Congratulations for your web page. I am from Puerto Rico and planning a 20 days trip to India. I read that you used Epic Travel in your India Journey. May you please get us a feedback about them. I will appreciate your response.
    Best regards,

    1. Us

      Thank you for checking out the blog.

      We believe that there are many tour operators that can provide a good experience in India, but there is none better for us than Epic India.

      Epic India combines in-depth knowledge of ALL of India (for there are many different facets and flavors of India), understanding of the challenges of transportation around the country, and the ability to adapt a program to specific interests. Plus they are moderately priced and can save you lots of time and cost through their know-how.

      Whatever you decide to do eventually, we encourage you to contact them and investigate what they can do for you.

  5. Mike Weis

    I was hoping you might allow me to use the wonderful photo you took in Spilberk Castle of the inclined bed in the casement prisons. I would like to use it on my web page.

    Please let me know if you would be open to that.

    Thanks so much.

    1. Us

      We wrote you separately with permission. Thanks for reaching out!

  6. Thalia Doukas

    I am so dazzled by your excellent photographs & meticulous captions & comments. I am unlikely to see so many of your destinations in person, but I am a chronic “armchair” traveler & greatly appreciate, enjoy, & look forward to your posts on Facebook. Many heartfelt thanks for making the world smaller, more familiar, more available & exciting!

  7. Denise Delmanto Prado

    How much I admire you and love to follow your adventures! Although we have never met i know I call you FRIENDS! Good luck in all your trips! Love❤️❤️

    1. Us

      We love to share them with you…perhaps sometime actually together!

  8. Fourcade Bernard

    Dear Nancy and Barry,
    I am writing a paper on the irrigation systems of Oman (Aflaj) to be published in a french geosciences journal, Geochronique.
    I would like to use the picture 39 of your Oman Album 2015.
    Is it possible to have your permission to use it, having in mind that the source (this blog) will be mentionned.
    Thanks so much.

  9. Romey Keys

    Barry and Nancy –

    I’ve been catching up on your travels. I’m like a secret sharer following along with you. The pictures and accounts of your travels are wonderful.


    1. Us

      We appreciate sharers, secret or otherwise, and thank you for the praise. I calculated once that I had written the equivalent of several novels in the number of words within these blog entries.

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