Zipping

Zipping
Flying through the trees like a squirrel or monkey...who wouldn't love that?  My first adventure ziplining began with trepidation and ended with exhilaration.  I wanted to take my husband on a "different' kind of trip, one that was daring but not TOO daring.  Googling around located this thing called ziplining in...
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Travel Memories

Travel Memories
Travel Memories “I haven’t travelled everywhere, but it is on my list.” Susan Sontag.                              I confess – I have a secret passion for travel. I’m sure that the seed for my passion was deeply embedded in me at the age of 3 ½ years when I became a monthly boarder...
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A favorite travel destination for me is...

A favorite travel destination for me is...
Hooper Bald 5,450' (One of the highest points in the Nantahala National Forest, N.C. 2008....Car camping at it's finest!   I tell ya, I truly enjoy camping.  Now, there are different types of camping so let's get that straight right off the bat.  There is rv camping where you've got a...
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Much Of Tikal In Guatemala Is Still Buried

Much Of Tikal In Guatemala Is Still Buried
On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   G is Guatemala The people of Guatemala have always been a personal attraction because of their cultural distinctiveness.  A mixture of Mestizo, Indians and European looking classes have insured that in any given place you...
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Softball Overseas Part II

Softball Overseas Part II
  On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Softball Overseas Part II   Within a year of completing the Cape Verde assignment, Footloose Forester was selected to serve as Senior Forestry Advisor for a USAID project in Haiti. His interest in softball...
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Softball Overseas Part I

Softball Overseas Part I
On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek Softball Overseas Part I They say that when you go overseas you should plan for down time by developing hobbies. Softball was not exactly a hobby, but a sport that enjoyed wide popularity around the world...
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Oh say now, my most memorable travel destinations are MN & ND doncha know!

Oh say now, my most memorable travel destinations are MN & ND doncha know!
Describe an experience from a memorable travel destination you've been to: Hmmm... this is a hard one.  What makes a trip memorable? The adventure, the differences, the people, the trip there, what you did when you were there, the scenery, the occassion? I've seen beautiful scenic sights,great  night life, historical locations...
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Watching Thieves Working

Watching Thieves Working
  On the road…. again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   N is Nigeria One of the stopover countries, Nigeria will always come to mind because of the stories associated with it.  As we ate dinner at the home of a newly arrived USAID program...
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An Irish Tale

An Irish Tale
The young man at the garage in Cork ambled over to our car.  His thinly veiled annoyance made it clear he saw us as an interruption in his day.  I put on my best smile and said, “I’ve had a blowout and need to get a tire repaired.”  He looked surprised...
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The Restaurants Had No Food

The Restaurants Had No Food
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   G is for Ghana   Only after Ghana defeated the United States in World Cup soccer in 2006 did it occur to the Footloose Forester that a Ghana story might get somebody’s attention.  The name...
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Lost in Paris

I once learned a valuable lesson about travelling in a foreign country – always know where you are and where you are going. Seems obvious, I know, but it can be surprisingly easy to get lost. I was in my 20s when I went to Europe one October. My husband, Brian,...
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Open Air Markets In Laos Are Exotic

Open Air Markets In Laos Are Exotic
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   L is for Laos Laos  is as exotic a country as most people will ever visit.  In the 1960s when the Footloose Forester  first visited, the market place reeked of the distinctive smell of marijuana...
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On The Road.....Again! In Thailand and Laos

On The Road.....Again!  In Thailand and Laos
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   T for Thailand Two weeks was the limit for a visa to Thailand, so the Footloose Forester too soon had to leave the vacation atmosphere of Bangkok and seek adventure elsewhere.  Vacation, yes, since eating...
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Muchas Monarcas!

Muchas Monarcas!
I love animals and I love to travel so when the opportunity to combine these passions presents itself, I rarely pass it up. That is how my husband, Mike, and I found ourselves at the top of a mountain in Mexico surrounded by millions of butterflies in the winter of 2008....
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mexico

mexico
For a girl who had never been far from home, flying to Cancun was a big adventure. I was going with my new husband, Greg, on our honeymoon and this man was someone I wanted to travel with. In my previous life(before Greg I had always found excuses about why not...
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Backpacking in Asia

Backpacking in Asia
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek Backpackers Part 1 As the two year Peace Corps assignment in Pakistan was coming to an end, the Peace Corps Representative in Lahore began setting up the details for a return flight to the USA for a...
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Nightmares and Daydreams of Indonesia

Nightmares and Daydreams of Indonesia
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek Nightmares and Daydreams of Indonesia Of all the many memories of foreign lands that are among the very deepest in the conscious and sub-conscious thoughts of the Footloose Forester, more of them are about Indonesia than elsewhere....
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Bobbing Like A Cork In The Dead Sea

Bobbing Like A Cork In The Dead Sea
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek J for Jordan Being in Jordan during the mid-1960s was a bit of good news-bad news for a Footloose Forester hoping to take a dip in the Dead Sea and spending a day in the western part...
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Volcanoes Are Awesome

Volcanoes Are Awesome
On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Mist in the Volcanoes Anyone wanting to adventure and drink in the wonders of nature at the same time might consider visiting a few volcanoes. The fearsome earthquakes and tsunamis of the last two decades...
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Fruit Of The Loom Logos Were Popular in Paris In 1963

Fruit Of The Loom Logos Were Popular in Paris In 1963
      On the road....again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Montmartre, 1963   Joe Pellek Enjoyed Watching The Parisians From His Table At The Right Once again, thanks to the Internet and the power of sharing photos attached to e-mail messages; and those...
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