Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Walking Around San Francisco


I've used lots of different websites to write about my travels over the years, way back to when Globosapiens was a thing people actually used. Yahoo!Travel was another way of posting itineraries and travel blogs, which I used for a few of my trips back in 2008 and 2009. Months ago, I received an e-mail from Yahoo stating that they were shutting the service down. While I'd practically forgotten it had existed, what with all the newer and fancier ways to plan and write about trips, I was glad for the heads up, and copied the trips I'd written about on Yahoo. I'll be reposting the (lightly edited) content here, one trip at a time.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Ten Reasons Qatar 2022 is a Horrible Idea


As part of my travel-less 2015, I'm working on putting my photos from Egypt, Brazil, and Argentina into albums. Back in the day, I'd get home from a big trip, immediately take my twenty rolls of film to be processed, and pick out the perfect album or scrapbook for the job. Now? I upload all my pictures to my computer, edit them in Photoshop, and post them to Facebook and this blog. And while I love being able to share with friends online, I miss having that hard copy that will survive the zombie apocalypse. So, that's what I'm doing.

I'm about halfway done with my Brazil album, and I'm smiling just looking at the pictures of the USA vs Belgium game in Salvador. I'm so, so glad I went to this World Cup, especially given all the signals FIFA has put out this week that they'll be shifting the 2022 World Cup back by five months. It's a train wreck, and at this point, it's hard to tell if they'll pull it off, or if FIFA will end up collateral damage in its own epic mess.