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Climb to the Top...

If you are not supposed to be somewhere, someone will likely tell you. In the meantime, go where you can and see what no one else sees.

You would be amazed at the adrenaline and the view that you will find at the top of a minaret.

Go at Your Own Pace...

The things you see in pictures are always more awesome and beautiful in person. Take the time to really see them and take it all in. You will remember the details you had not anticipated and you will have a connection that can't be lost.

Have a Blast...

The Giza Plateau is far more than the pyramids and Sphinx...the place has a lot of archaeology in progress and is more or less open for you to see. It is a place worth many visits - our perspectives came from horseback the first time, foot on several occasions and on camel back on our final visit.

Be Open to the Unplanned...

While in Jordan for a week, we planned nothing in detail. We just set out and took it as it came. From Ajloun and Jerash in the north to Amman and the Dead Sea we continued down through Petra, Wadi Rum and on to Aqaba and then returned to Amman to complete the circle.

Go to the Edge...

Petra is an amazing place! Before we explored this valley filled with history and life in the spring of 2005 I thought is was simply a curious spot of no more than a few sites. I was incredibly mistaken. Petra holds everything from the Treasury that has become the icon of this place to the solitary climbs up into the back-country only know by the native Beduoin and a few overly curious explorers.

The combination of colors and hues that are found in the stone, the foliage and the sunlight/shadows makes Petra an everchanging kaleidescope of images that drives you to see what is around the next corner.

Do not be content with seeing this place from the floor of the valley - climb and explore and push yourself to go where it seems no one else will. Petra will always be with you.

Take Some Chances...

This donkey left without his driver and ambled off down the streets of Cairo - I don't know where he expected to go or if he ever made it there but I know that he looked happy. For him, that was quite a day - we need more of those.

It's ok to Get Lost...

We headed off the highway to see what was out there - several hours and wrong turns later we wound our way out of the jugle and back to familiar paths. Don't panic when you end up off the map - you are now seeing what you were meant to see. This is what sets apart the explorer from the tourist.

Meet the People...

People are people - the most interesting ones might be the ones who live amongst the places we all want to see. Spend some time looking at the people and you will learn much more about where you are.

  • Intro Updated Jan 14, 2009
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    Sep 1, 2013 at 4:18 AM

    Hope your birthday is filled with all the fun you can handle!

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    Sep 1, 2012 at 1:12 AM

    Hi Brian, We wish you a very happy birthday. Hope you have a great day. Greetings from Sweden. ~ho & pang

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    Dec 25, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Hi Brian & Elsa, Wishing you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2012. Hope you have a wonderful time! ~ho & pang

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    Jan 23, 2009 at 4:52 AM

    Hi Brian! Thanks for your nice words about my Pompeii tips - I still have a few more hammer out! I'll be checking out your pages as well. Egypt!!! Wow - hopefully, someday.....

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    Jan 15, 2009 at 10:06 AM

    I love your story about Wee! That's awesome that she travels with you. So far our kitties have gone on a three-day road trip which they were none too happy with :)

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    Dec 27, 2008 at 10:59 PM

    Thank you Brian for your nice comment on my home page. I wish you a Happy New Year!

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    Dec 20, 2008 at 11:18 AM

    You like sport and you like traveling, it alls peaks from your pages :) I like your moto... there is indeed nothing wrong to get lost on a trip ! Happy traveling still! p.s. thank you for your kind comments!

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    Dec 19, 2008 at 2:39 PM

    I hope the Donkey didn't get into too much trouble. A bet a lot would like to escape!

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    Dec 16, 2008 at 4:00 AM

    I totally agree with your travel phylosophy . you put it with other words,but these are the things I DO also wherever I am... And I had a doors gallery - it got deleted . Have to make a new one. Doors are so fascinating...

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    Dec 11, 2008 at 11:08 AM

    Hi Brien - Thanks for stopping by my pages. I see that you're a Sox fan - we had a blast at Fenway this summer. There's really no other place like it! You have some beautiful pictures from your travels...

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