Travel itself offers an alternative from stay-at-home stuckness. A way out of habit, routine, and sameness. But there are different ways to go.
Going the mainstream routes, and ending up with hordes of other tourists in hotels and restaurants and shops that give you an ambience you are familiar with in the country you came from--that's not much of an alternative. There is a global "culture" which is really no culture at all, spreading everywhere and taking up the space of older local cultures.
The kind of travel covered here offers a different way to go and a different way to be when we get there: different than the mainstream North American and European style. Even if it's just walking out the back door into the forest; even if it's connecting with trees and water halfway around the world.
Travelogue Index - World Map Locations
Travel Literature - Backpacking in Spain and Portugal
Nature Travel Slideshows
Slide Shows with Flute:
Nature Travel Photo Albums
In the flow: selected nature and travel photo gallery, Nowick Gray
Maui, Hawaii 2010
India 2007: Varkala | Hampi
| Gokarn | Goa
Thailand 2007: Railay | Islands | Vipassana, Koh Phangan
more from SE Asia/Pacific:
Bali | Tasmania | New
Zealand | Cook Islands | Fiji
Coastal British Columbia, Canada:
Victoria, BC | Beacon
Hill Park | Mayne Island | Broken Group Kayaking
more Blog photos from Maui, Hawaii
Maui | Kula 1 | Kula 2 | Huelo
Maui Supermoon (video slideshow with solo djembe audio)