Monthly Archives: March 2012

Learning to scuba dive, what you need to know.

So you want to learn to scuba dive?  Here are some things you should know! Costs: The agency you certify through charges a fee to issue certification cards, learning materials, at minimum a book, at additional expense a video or … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 21Mar12 Bali, Indonesia

This week’s Travel Photo of the Week takes us to the “Island of the gods” Bali, Indonesia. UNESCO-nominated Jatiluwih Terraced Rice Fields is the backdrop for a newly married Balinese couple. Jatiluwih translates into truly marvelous, and what better backdrop than … Continue reading

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March ’12 Travel Book of the Month Review Michael Levy’s Kosher Chinese

  This month’s travel book review is Michael Levy’s Kosher Chinese: Living, Teaching, and Eating With China’s Other Billion. In 2005 the Peace Corps sent Michael Levy, a kosher adhering  follower of Judaism, deep into China’s heartland to teach english … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 9Mar12 Dhow in Abu Dhabi

This week’s Travel Photo of the Week is a traditional dhow juxtaposed against the back drop of modern skyscraper construction in the United Arab Emirates city of Abu Dhabi. Little more than a fishing village before the discovery of oil … Continue reading

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