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Southwest Tenerife, Canary Islands

Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands, which are located off the coast of Southern Morocco. This island also has the highest mountain in Spain at about 12.000 feet. Due to its southern location, the Canary Islands have a mild climate during the whole year – making it theRead More…


Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

My first stop in the Canary Islands was in Las Palmas, the capital of the Gran Canaria. It is the third-largest of the Canary Islands and has the second largest population at about 800.000 people. After the freezing temperatures in mid-November in New Mexico, it was a nice change toRead More…


Fiji in the Pacific Ocean

Fiji is a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean. Since I was flying with Fiji Air and would have a stop there, I decided to spend several days on the main island of Fiji. An interesting thing about Fiji is that everyone speaks at least three languages: English, HindiRead More…


Florida Keys, Everglades and Marco Island

On the second leg of my car trip from New Mexico to Florida I went down to the Florida Keys. Overall, the Keys stretch out over 100 miles, connected by the US Highway 1 over many bridges. The longest one is the Seven Mile Bridge right after the town ofRead More…


Patong Beach on Phuket Island, Thailand

The island of Phuket in the south of Thailand is probably one of the most popular places for beach holidays in all of Asia. I stayed in the town of Patong Beach. It is itself the most popular destination on Phuket island. I took the pictures in the early morningRead More…


Tirta Empul Temple – close to Ubud, Bali

The Tirta Empul Temple was one of the main reasons why I wanted to go back to Bali. The temple was built around a sacred spring and people have been washing away their karma for over a 1000 years here: People get into these pools and go from one waterRead More…


Fiji stopover (Los Angeles – Australia)

After 11 hours of flight we landed in Fiji, which is about two thirds of the way from Los Angeles to Sydney. I realized that this was my first time in the Southern Hemisphere. When we exited the plane at 5 am local time, the air was warm and humidRead More…


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