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Travel Photo Thursday: A Foggy Day

Chicago Fog
Chicago Fog

I was inspired to post a few pictures of fog and mist by this lovely misty Ireland photo at Music Road, and a memory of a foggy day in Chicago (left).

It also is a challenge to myself, since I tend to leave my camera in its case when the weather turns misty.  I need to learn to experiment with the special effects that can be found on a rainy, foggy day. I wish I had more of these. My normal reaction is to wait until I can see shadows on the ground before snapping.

We have been blessed with good weather on our travels. Our only day on Macau was a rainy day, and we spent some of it searching for a shop that sold umbrellas, and finding expensive antique furniture, delicious Portugese food, postcards to make up for the lack of photo ops, and FINALLY umbrellas. We wound up ducking through puddles and wearing the throw-away raincoats during our three days in Florence, Italy with off-and-on rain. Consequently, we have very few pictures from that gorgeous city.

And then there were these: Continue reading Travel Photo Thursday: A Foggy Day

10 Plus Reasons to Travel to New Zealand

Map of New Zealand
Map of New Zealand





I have not been Everywhere, but I did the next best thing. I went to New Zealand.

Here, as my 2nd contribution to Blog4NZ, I offer some scanned photos from that long ago trip, in hopes that you will want to follow in our footsteps.  Christchurch is rebuilding after the earthquakes, but the rest of the country is eager to see travelers, and bargain travel abounds. Visit the New Zealand tourism page for ideas. Continue reading 10 Plus Reasons to Travel to New Zealand

Book Travel to New Zealand NOW!

waterfall at Doubtful Sound, New Zealand
Small Waterfall near Doubtful Sound

“It is true I have not been Everywhere. But I’ve done the next best thing. I’ve been to New Zealand.”

That sentence concluded the post I wrote about the trip Ken and I took to New Zealand.  I called it 5 Reasons Why New Zealand, but I could have written at least 95 more reasons!

I am calling your attention to that post, and hope you’ll read it if you have not already, because TODAY launches the world-wide effort to share the beauty and excitement of travel to New Zealand.  It’s called Blog 4NZ, and was the brain storm of ever-energetic Craig over at Indie Travel Podcast.

If you are also a blogger, then join the fun and blog about your own adventures in New Zealand, today, tomorrow and the next day.  And if you are a reader–share the message on Facebook and Twitter (using the #Blog4NZ hash tag)–New Zealand is back and ready for travelers!

Read more blogs about New Zealand. Find links at the Blog4NZ Facebook Page.

And if you always thought you could not afford New Zealand….now is the time to go. Never a better time for bargain travel. Check out the New Zealand Tourism page for suggestions.

Monday I’m back to business as usual, talking about books for travellers to Arab countries, but on Tuesday I’ve promised to scan some of my non-digital pictures of our trip to New Zealand and share them with you.

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