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Bumihills's Traveler Profile

I have traveled to 99 countries, posted 10,192 pictures and written 245 entries in 50 travel blogs
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Oct 2, 2009

About Bumihills

We are both retired educators.
Favourite music
Mostly classic rock
Favourite movie
Lawrence of Arabia (my husband's)
Interests and hobbies
Travel, art, reading, golf, photography (not necessarily in that order)
One thing I want to do before I die
See as many places in the world as possible.
My friends describe me as
Shy but adventurous.
The most amazing moment in my life so far
Way too many to pinpoint!
We love to travel as you can see. We have been doing so for over 35 years, first on camping trips to the National Parks of the U.S. including Alaska and Hawaii; then into Canada and Mexico.  Then we started our international travels together in the early 1980's when we went on our first cruise through the Panama Canal.  Cruising, however, is not our favorite way to travel although since this time we have been on six more.   We love heading off independently on trips but in recent years, having gotten older and also traveling to more exotic locations,  have relied more on tours with our favorite tour companies being Overseas Adventure Travel and Gate 1 Travel.   We have manged to cross the globe many times having traveled to just under 100  countries and to every continent.   However, most of our blogs and pictures only go back as far as digital photography.  Before that we took thousands of slides, mostly in Europe but also in China, Japan and Southeast Asia.  We really wish we would have been able to include these in our travel blogs but to do so would take some serious scanning and uploading which, as you will note, we've done only a bit of.

Besides travel we love reading about history and the different cultures of the world.  This has added to our enjoyment of our travels immensely. My husband is an ardent artist as well and many of the places we have visited have inspired his art. You can check this out on his website at We also sell many of our photos on  istockphoto at
and at, (click on advanced search and type in the word bumihills in the submitter box then click search).  Please visit these!  And, if you have any questions about any of these destinations, feel free to email us and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Recent Entries by Bumihills

  • The administrative capital of Ceylon under the British, Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, traces its roots back through Dutch and Portuguese occupations to days when Chinese traders came calling s...

  • Jordan was a very special trip for us being that it was our first country of the Middle East (excluding the very westernized Turkey). Amman, Jordan's capital, is called the "White City" because of...

  • The next day we visited Jerash, "the Pompeii of the Middle East", which is one of the most important and best preserved Roman cities. Jerash was part of the Decapolis, the 10 largest cities of the...

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