Category: Beaches

Santorini Views

Following the Footsteps of Odysseus

After the Pyramids of Giza and the Valley of the Kings, in June we travelled forward about a thousand years in time, to visit ancient sites in Greece. During this time, I was reading The Odyssey for school, and… Read More

Kerala Houseboat

By Boat Through the Backwaters

The southern Indian state of Kerala is filled with “backwaters,” hidden canals and streams that villagers use for fishing, farming, and transportation. Half of the year the backwaters contain fresh water and the other half salt water. During… Read More

Yala birdlife

Caution: Elephant Crossing!

Here in Sri Lanka it is really hot, especially in Colombo.  Once we left the big city, though, the heat wasn’t quite so bad.  After Colombo, we went to the beach at Mirissa where we took surfing lessons, and then… Read More

Mirissa fishing boats

A Hangup in Ahangama

During our month in Myanmar, we travelled a lot. Toward the end, I think we all felt our stamina running low as we ended up hanging around in cloudy little Hsipaw for several days longer than intended, walking… Read More

Snorkeling in Koh Samet

Happiness

Happiness, something as hard to chase as the sun, yet so close you can reach out and grab it. It all started with an Uber car picking us up in Berkeley with all our bags, heavy and laden with… Read More