travel and politics

Fuzzies, Gadgets & Stuff

Did I Watch “Sarah Palin’s Alaska”? You Betcha!

Sunday night was the much-anticipated premier of the eight-week series, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” on TLC. Of course I watched and so did 4.96 million other viewers. Back in the 2008 presidential election cycle, I attended a Sarah Palin rally (I have the autographs to prove it) and although I’m not a political supporter, I’m fascinated […]

Continue Reading
Politics Snapshots

Do the Photos We Capture Define Who We Are?

I’ve been using a camera for about as long as I can remember. Not sure when I received my first Kodak but know it was sometime in elementary school. I took photos of everything to document what was happening around me, remember what I saw, and be a storyteller.

Continue Reading
Three Women in Burqas in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 2006
Cool Stuff Others are Doing Politics Solo Travel

More Troops in Afghanistan? It’s About Time

Should politics and travel mix? Having recently read Travel as a Political Act, if traveling to enrich the mind and spirit, it’s inevitable politics will play some role. For me, travel isn’t always about sleeping in lush beds and lounging by pools sipping cocktails (although that’s nice). It’s about experiencing, broadening my horizons, and making connections with people which is part of the reason I traveled to Kabul in March 2006. And traveling to a war-torn country means politics will play a role.

Continue Reading