Welcome to Canada

 Welcome to Canada

Photo taken from inside Air Canada’s Maple Leaf Lounge
at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)

** View available from November through April **


Hula Hoop Crossing

canyonlands utah walk sign with hula hoop or snowboard Hula Hoop Crossing

In its early days, Colorado indie band the String Cheese Incident
would fling hula hoops out into their audiences.

Eventually, hula hoop stickers began appearing
on pedestrian crossing signs around the U.S.

They seem to insinuate that fun can happen…anywhere, anytime.


Photo taken in Utah’s Canyonlands National Park


Double Entendre, Vol. 3

photo Double Entendre, Vol. 3

My friend went to Vienna last Christmas
and all she brought me was this photo.

Still, it seems worth it.


Photo taken by Katharine Linke


Politically Incorrect Candy

 Politically Incorrect Candy

Oh, Mexico…
…if only you had some context for how racist stereotyping might feel.


Japones are peanut candies flavored with chili;
photo taken in Loreto, Baja, Mexico


Sorbet Figa

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figa (FEE-gah), noun: Italian slang for vagina,
meant to describe an attractive woman


Photo taken in Girona, Spain by Christine Cantera of Miss Expatria


Drive-Thru Tapas

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In Ronda, one of the fabled White Towns in the Andalucia region of southern Spain, this ranchero simply sidled his horse up to the bar, ordered a beer and some tapas, ate his fill and handed the dirties back down to the waitress –-all without dismounting.

Makes you kinda wonder what else he does in the saddle.


Photo taken by Shelly Lachish,
eloquent writer/wildlife ecologist/explorer behind The Travel Affair


One Asterisk Beyond

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Taken by my dear friend Jessica Spiegel
in delightful downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania


Palapa Arcade

 Palapa Arcade

In the small, dusty  mountain town of San Javier in Baja, Mexico,
famous for its 18th-century mission,
there stands a video arcade shaded by a palm-frond palapa.

The games are The King of Fighters and…your guess is as good as mine.


Pretty Ballsy, If You Ask Me

 Pretty Ballsy, If You Ask Me


Photo taken in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Waiting to Exhale

cigarette health warnings france Waiting to Exhale

In case you thought the French have no concept
of the dangers of smoking,
just take a look at their cigarette packaging…

…and think again.


Taken in L’Isle sur la Sorgue, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France