The Beginning January 11th 1949 For the Chinese and many East Asian countries, a month after a baby is born the child is one year old (the point where the child is considered viable, having gone through the highest risk periods of infant mortality); so roughly speaking the first year of life begins with conception. As I was conceived in China, I am beginning this story of my travels with the marriage of my parents on January 11, ... read more
Asia » China » Gansu » Xiahe For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
I started blogging on Travelblog in 2009, entering trips beginning in 2007. However, my intention has always been to document my years of travel. Most bloggers write about their trips away from home. Mine, and eventually Linda's, homes have usually been where people travel to. So the idea eventually percolated to rename our blog "Home and Away."
The blog is not intended to be an autobiography, although I spent my entire life traveling, with Linda joining me after college, it may appear to be that way. As this is a travel blog the entries concentrate mostly on the travel aspects of ou... full info