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  • 2015's Owl FinaleAs 2015, the Year of the Owl, is about to come to a close, today's birding yielded a grand finale of sorts to a truly astounding year for owls. Today my Uncle Mory, his friend Bruce, and I drove back Posted by skwclar in Birding Around the World | Dec 30, 2015
  • Day 78 - Kalbarri Rescue CrewWe left Denham early today and headed for Monkey Mia to participate in the dolphin feedings. Despite the early hour and how far away from everything it is, there was quite a crowd. The odds were pretty slim of being Posted by pkd064 in Karen and Perry's Oz trip | Jul 7, 2012
  • The Year of the Owl Delivers AgainThis owl-tastic year just keeps getting better and better! My former nemesis and now second-favorite bird, the Great Gray Owl, put on a fabulous show today at the world-famous Sax-Zim Bog! Today my uncle Mory, his friend Bruce, and I criss-crossed Posted by skwclar in Birding Around the World | Dec 29, 2015
  • Day 75 & 76 - The closest we got to a motorcycleWhen we arrived in Coral Bay last night the hostel staff cooked us hamburgers. It was nice not having to do the evening meal. They also gave everyone a ticket for a free drink but, oddly, you couldn't Posted by pkd064 in Karen and Perry's Oz trip | Jul 4, 2012
  • Buena Vista GrasslandsToday was the first day on my trip to Wisconsin and Minnesota with my birding aunt Mary and uncle Mory. After having lunch with my cousins Dave and Katie, my aunt, uncle, and I visited a beautiful preserve called Buena Posted by skwclar in Birding Around the World | Dec 27, 2015
  • Udaipur....Venice of East !!Udaipur is a major city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is the historic capital of the kingdom of Mewar in the former Rajputana Agency. Maharana Udai Singh of the Sisodia clan of Rajputs founded the city in Posted by anuj1975 in The Beautiful India.... | Dec 27, 2015
  • Day 6: Return to a Chicago WinterYesterday, Saturday, December 19, was the sad day on a cruise called disembarkation. We were off the ship in the nine o'clock hour and took a taxi to the Fort Lauderdale airport to fly home. I managed to squeeze in a Posted by skwclar in Birding Around the World | Dec 20, 2015
  • Day 4: At SeaThursday was another day at sea; however, the ship increased its cruising speed due to an ill passenger on board and we pulled into our next port of call, Princess Cays, Bahamas, in the evening - even though we would Posted by skwclar in Birding Around the World | Dec 20, 2015
  • Day 3: Grand Turk!On Wednesday, the Emerald Princess' port of call was Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands. Tuesday was a day at sea, so although it was extremely relaxing and enjoyable, there is nothing to post about for that day. Wednesday was Posted by skwclar in Birding Around the World | Dec 20, 2015
  • Day 1: Emerald Princess!Yesterday I returned from a fantastic Caribbean cruise aboard the Emerald Princess. I will make one post for nearly every day (like I did for Costa Rica last summer), so here is day 1: After taking an evening United Airlines flight Posted by skwclar in Birding Around the World | Dec 20, 2015
  • Fun in the Cuban sun[center]Our flight from Cancun to Havana was slightly tainted with the worry of possibly having zero money. You see, Australian bank cards are difficult if not impossible to use in Cuba, through the advise of a friend, we each got Posted by TakeOnTheWorld in Fun in the Cuban sun | Dec 17, 2015
  • Rethymno, CreteA mid sized university town, Rethymno has an old section of narrows alleys and old houses, in various states of repair and disrepair. We met a man in this Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Dec 16, 2015
  • Cruise!After seeing "Home Alone" (soundtrack courtesy of the CSO) at Symohony Center (see photo of my sister below), my family and I will be flying down to Florida tonight for a morning of birding tomorrow and then a Caribbean cruise Posted by skwclar in Birding Around the World | Dec 13, 2015
  • Fun in the Cuban sunBefore I start this off, I would like to clarify the title. Although not actually impoverished, it is the only way I can describe this incredible, amazing, friendly, crazy, heartbreaking, beautiful place. Crumbling buildings shoulder restored masterpiec Posted by TakeOnTheWorld in Fun in the Cuban sun | Dec 8, 2015
  • Modica and SurroundsThe next day, somewhat reluctantly, we left Siracusa, and made our way to Modica Alta. Once again our GPS failed us, and what should have taken about 1& 1/2 hours took at least twice that long. We ended Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Dec 2, 2015
  • Step Four: Holiday Special I of VMan, that took way too long! Sorry for the late posts, but we have been on the road since the 2nd of November. And a lot of stuff happened over the past few weeks so we have to fill up the Posted by Tool Box in The first steps and beyond | Nov 30, 2015
  • Robben Island Being a big fan of Nelson Mandela, Robben Island was high up on my bucket list. Even though we could spot the island from Cape Town itself (the closest parallel I can think of is Staten Island and New York Posted by Xin Zhi in XinZhi's South African adventures | Nov 30, 2015
  • Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, a place of worship?Is the 2 hour drive to the cathedral actually worth it? The answer is yes! If you keep reading you will find out more... First of all if you want to get to the cathedral you have to take Posted by milestheblogger in Is Ivory Coast A Scam? | Nov 29, 2015
  • ScillaWe are now in this small seaside town south of Tropea, and are staying in a B&B in the old fishing village of Chinelea. Finding our place while driving in the tiny streets of Scilla was not easy, Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Nov 26, 2015
  • Jaswant Thada...JodhpurIn the 19th century Jaswant Thada , a royal cenotaph was built in commemoration of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, the 33rd Rathore ruler of Jodhpur. The son of Maharaja , Maharaja Sardar Singh, in the memory of his father, built Posted by anuj1975 in The Beautiful India.... | Nov 25, 2015
  • Day 2Today I had started to take a bus to the rural area Fezzan. I felt prepared for this moment to see the rural civilization as know as Fezzan just hope that no terrorists are going to pounce out of nowhere Posted by 9enguin in Travels in Libya | Nov 23, 2015
  • TropeaIt was with some reluctance that we left Matera, and drove to this small seaside town on the Tyrrhenian coast in Calabria. Bustling in the summer, it is largely dead at this time of year, and many of the restaurants Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Nov 20, 2015
  • 12th Owl Species of the Year!Welcome to another episode of Sunday evening birding! This evening I went birding with birder Eric Walters in northeast Lake County, Illinois. We covered State Line Beach, Spring Bluff Forest Preserve, and the North & South Units of Illinois Beach Stat Posted by skwclar in Birding Around the World | Nov 15, 2015
  • For The Love of Cheese!For the love of cheese... its one comfort food I can have and not count the cals. This reminds me of my first boyfriend :) That was so long ago. I was 16 and he was 27! Our relationship which lasted for Posted by incommunicado in Conversations & Confessions Chronicles | Nov 7, 2015
  • For The Love of Cheese!For the love of cheese... its one comfort food I can have and not count the cals. This reminds me of my first boyfriend :) That was so long ago. I was 16 and he was 27! Our relationship which lasted for Posted by incommunicado in HOP...SKIP...& BUMP! | Nov 7, 2015
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