Rearranging Cultural Furniture

“Travel rearranges cultural furniture and wallops ethno-centric self- assurance.” Rick Steves, Travel as a Political Act

It has been my privilege to have my cultural furniture rearranged several times since 1995. I’ve been immersed in different traditions and have in  engaged conversations with a variety of extraordinary people: from England, Ireland, Portugal, France, the Netherlands and Belgium… to Egypt, Kenya, South Africa, Israel/Palestine, Japan, Korea, India and Ecuador.

All of my excursions over the last 18 years have been illuminating and great fun, but two classics came in 2013: a journey to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands with my granddaughter Hunter in early spring; and to the great cities of London, Amsterdam and Paris with Kennon and our daughter, son-in-law and four grandchildren in the summer.

The experiences were great fun and full of learning about ourselves, each other, and the people and places we visited. But pictures, as they say, are worth a thousand words, so check out our trips at my shutterfly site:







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