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Our Newest Toy Makes Taking 360 Degree Photos & Videos Easy!

January 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

360° photography is now a snap on Golden Glow thanks to the Ricoh Theta, an inexpensive camera that takes 360-degree photos and video with ease. Prior to Christmas 2016, to make 360° photos we had to use our Google Nexus phone, which required standing in one place and moving the phone [read more]

Drink Coffee = Live Longer? More and More Science Says Yes!

January 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

I freely admit – I’m a coffee-aholic. I greatly enjoy my morning cup of happiness! But I’m interested to know, what’s your favorite morning beverage? For anything you’re consuming daily, you want to be sure it’s healthy, right? Did you know that drinking coffee [read more]

Passage Meals for a Vegetarian Crew

December 24, 2016 // 2 Comments

from this first meal together after the boys flew in to the Canary Islands to join our Atlantic passage, to the last one we shared in Grenada, it was so fun and rewarding to cook for this crew. With our vegetarian crew of two always-hungry, over 6 feet tall, 20 year old boys, and a 3 1/2 week long [read more]

Auraki – Mt. Cook, New Zealand

September 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Auraki – Mt Cook is the highest peak in New Zealand, rising 3,724 meters – or 12,316 feet above sea level. There is a long road that rises gradually into the foothills of the mountain. There are high mountain lakes in the area, including one that gives a beautiful reflection of this [read more]

Franz Josef Glacier, West Coast, New Zealand, South Island

September 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

Ellen hiking up toward glacier After leaving Hamner Spring, we drove across the South Island via Lewis Pass to Greymouth on the West Coast, then drove south along the coastline toward the two glaciers: Franz Josef and Fox. Here we are walking inland up toward the Franz Joseph Glacier. [read more]

Drone Panorama from Fortress of San Giovanni, Kotor, Montenegro

July 30, 2016 // 1 Comment

One of our favorite experiences in Kotor was hiking to the Fortress of San Giovanni, or Castle of Saint John, 1,200 meters or 3,600 feet above the harbor. The view from the top is literally breathtaking…okay, maybe the panting had something to do with the climb. Our intention was to take [read more]

An Excellent Spice & Herb Shop in Crete

July 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

We’ve written before about how much we love the simple food of Greece. What Greece does especially well that we enjoy are their fresh fruits and vegetables, and also their honey, olives, olive oil, dried fruits, herbs and spices. The dried herb mix we found for feta cheese has transformed the [read more]

Turkey’s Underground Cities

May 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

if you can make it out, there are ruins of ancient buildings along the coast that were completely protected except from the sea because of the steep rocky hillside behind them What do you do if battles are raging where you live, foreigners are invading, or the rulers of your land want to annihilate [read more]
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