We went to the Palo Verde National Park yesterday and saw a lot of wildlife. The basilisk, aka the Jesus Christ lizard, runs quickly enough that it can run on the surface of water. Long-nosed brown bats nesting on a tree trunk. It’s a slight overhang, which isn’t obvious in the photo.
Today we went rafting down part of the river here in Costa Rica (part of it was the Corobici river, and part was a feeder river, both in the Guanacaste region). We saw monkeys–and even monkey families–in quite a few trees. We saw three crocodiles. The first two were close up and about the length […]
We were very lucky to visit Mount Arenal on our recent Costa Rica vacations. I didn’t get to see Mount Arenal on my first trip in 2012. On that trip, I only visited the Papagayo region in the northwestern Guanacaste Province. Mount Arenal isn’t the most active of Costa Rica’s six active volcanoes, but it […]
We’re on a trip. Well, we should be. Aren’t yet. Last night, due to hard frost and no de-icing equipment in San Francisco, our flight was canceled. When we first booked, I held the reservation for Rick and myself. Later, my mother decided to go on the trip, too, so we booked her a separate […]
All of Asia, except for Indonesia, is above the equator. (Some perspectives don’t count Indonesia as a part of Asia, though.) Wellington, New Zealand (41° 17′ 20″ S) is the world’s southernmost capital city. It’s at about the same latitude (different hemisphere, obviously) as Rome, Italy (41° 54′ 0″ N). The equator passes through the […]
Indiegogo campaign page. Hi, I’m Deirdre. As a kid, I was given a globe, and I was fascinated by it. I kept imagining that I would go to all these wonderful places, especially the islands where all the lettering squished together on the globe. Or weird places like Ifni, which was on my globe and […]
When I was the head of programming for a local convention, I always cringed when someone self-published wanted to be a panelist. It’s not that the self-published had little to say, or that they couldn’t be interesting. It was the baggage that tended to come with: wanting a place (often in the sold-out dealers’ room) […]
I started making calendars in iPhoto in 2007, using travel photos for the year. I didn’t make one the last two years, which is really a shame, so this year I relaxed my rules a bit. Normally, I want photos from December of the year before to November of the current year for next year’s […]
Geography freak (and someone who loves edge cases as much as I do) CGP Grey tackles the issue.
One of the things the travel community has are mini-conventions called DOs, and one of the cool things they do are station tours of various airport operations. Smaller events (in time and scope) are called mini-DOs. Thus, the household went to the SFO Mini Do, which consisted of the following: Charity lunch at The Slanted […]