Old Delhi Food Trail 5

On the Old Delhi Food Trail

When we first arrived in India, we stayed in New Delhi, the planned city the British built in the early twentieth century to be their capital in India. We were near Connaught Place, designed to be...

Ojek with 2 containers Indonesia Oct 2015

Ojek Nation: Indonesia

Jakarta was our first stop in Indonesia and our first Asian city, and many people seem to think it’s a dump. But I liked it. One of my favorite things about Jakarta, and Indonesia in general...

Wellington 9

Wellington a Canvas for Its Residents

We spent two and a half days in Wellington, and what I remember of the city is a swirl of sights. Our location was ideal, just one block from Cuba Street, in a building that used to be the Hannah...

There are hobbit houses of all sizes.

Hobbiton Delights While Undergoing Repairs

Todd and I toured the Hobbiton film set while we were staying in Hamilton, a quiet city south of Auckland on the North Island. We drove down winding roads (on the left!) until we saw the sign for...

Sydney Park restoration with plane, Sept 2015

What I Mean When I Say “Sydney”

Our six-month trip began in Sydney, and we’ll be spending about two weeks in each country until we arrive in India, where we’ll stay two months beginning in December. It’s a long...

EKAR Farm July 19, 2015 10

A Warm Sunday at Ekar Farm

From the moment I walked through the gate at Ekar Farm and joined the small group at the arbor, I felt comfortable. Executive Director Aaron Ney welcomed me, and after a few more volunteers of all...

Weeding and collecting trash at Bear Creek Park, Denver, 2013, IMG_1659

Restoration: Invigorating Our Surroundings

I love environmental restoration the way some people love sports or their pets, and on this site I will write about restoration wherever I happen to find it. Why do I care? I believe restoration of...