Akaka Falls

See the World for Free

The idea here is to TRAVEL THE WORLD regardless of time or budget. It dawned on me one day that even if I had unlimited time and money (which I definitley do not), I still couldn't see everything in the world that I'd like to see--I'm simply not going to live long enough to do it.

But I had a bit of brain wave and soon after the travel envelope was born. This is an actual physical envelope. I typed the name of every country in the world, plus every state in the US on little slips of paper which I then put into the envelope. In the beginning we (myself, my husband, Dave and daugher Catherine) would draw out a slip at random at the beginning of the month and that's where we would go---at least in our minds. We grab some books about the country from the library and put them in our bathroom to look at. We also check out some videos about the country if any. We check it out on googleearth, listen to the music, try the food, maybe even attempt to learn a dance or celebrate a festival.

After the first two years we discovered that even virtual traveling can be tiring, so we travel now whenever I happen to be in the mood.

It's great fun. I especially love it when people I meet have been to the place I'm "visiting" in real life, or get excited and have some virtual adventures of their own. I hope that anyone who comes across this blog will feel welcome to come with us on the trip!

You have a standing reservation to see it all!

Apr 8, 2011

Pirate GOLD!

Oh my poor neglected website.  Several things have derailed the virtual travel lately--not least of all the state of Louisiana itself.  It's silly, but since I dislike heat, cajun food, slavery and poverty, I've let other things get in the way of exploring even though there is plenty I DO like.  Louisiana has lots of fascinating things to offer and fantastic natural beauty.  SOOOO  we're back to our travels. 

Starting with PIRATE treasure.  Forget poverty! Louisiana is the place to go for buried doubloons. From the amount of websites dedicated to pirate treasures you'd think all you had to do was walk along scooping up handfuls of gold.  Of course this isn't quite true.  What you REALLY need to do is buy a little land and try and plow your field.  The pirate Lafitte alone is said to have left treasure on Grand Isle, Coca Island, 1,000,000 on Kelso's island and 11,000,000 in gold along the coast and Mississippi bluffs.