Volterra IMG_8772Travel is my passion; from wandering the back roads of anystate, USA to flying for half a day, half a world away, to be awed by the differences of foreign lands.

There is magic to be found everywhere.

I want you to know that in a place where poverty is overwhelming, there is a homeless man with a dog that laughs often and open-mouthed with few teeth and tells grand stories, and when it gets really hot or rains, he creates a shelter for his dog first.

I want to introduce you to my alligator and dragonfly and vulture friends that accompany me when I’m wandering in swampy areas. The horse I encounter that makes me stop my car just by giving me the side eye, then tells me the craziest story; the sleepy cat in a tiny grocery store in Paris whose favorite spot is the top of a mini fridge; the indefinable color of the water in the Caribbean; the light in Tuscany, the people of Ireland.

You can find information on the big stuff anywhere. A million people can tell you where to go and what to see and they’re all really good at it. I don’t really care where you go, only that you do. And if you don’t or can’t, I will send you love letters from around the world, so you can experience the magic from all the corners.

Whether you are a wanderer at heart or have a stack of fully stamped passports, follow along, won’t you? Let’s go find some magic.

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  1. Hello newest Spikey! I know, a bit corny, eh, but that’s the term that has come to stick for those folk who are part of the clan known to be followers of Uncle Spike 🙂

    Thank you… I really appreciate that as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.

    My aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at basic photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations on life as I see it, thrown in for good measure.

    My promise to you is not to be overbearing, just a couple of posts a day, maybe 3 at weekends if I have something special to share. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.

    Thanks again and hope you have a great day…


  2. How do I begin to – Thank You – for stopping over and following my humble blog-o-thing?!? I wish you the very best, not only today but well into the future. Be inspired and please take care.

  3. ” I think, if you are something and you name it, you run the risk of having to defend it and it’s you, not just what you do. ” I think this should be emblazoned on a t-shirt and mass-produced for everyone here on WP who has the smallest hesitation about naming themselves. I love it. Thanks.

      1. Hi Ruth,
        Since I’ve never been nominate for any awards before, I’m not sure if I’m supposed to do something now or if one of the blogs is chosen of the five you’ve selected. Any guidance you could offer would be appreciated. Thanks!

      2. Hi Allison – it is a bit confusing, isn’t it? These Blog Awards are passed on from blogger to blogger, and the rules for accepting the award are in my original post – you need to write a new post about the award, display the badge on your blog, pass on seven facts about yourself, and nominate more people yourself 🙂 It’s not a competition, more of a peer-to-peer appreciation of each other, another way of increasing networking – hope that helps 🙂

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