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Bumihills's Traveler Profile

I have traveled to 97 countries, posted 8,508 pictures and written 221 entries in 49 travel blogs
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Bumihills
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Oct 2, 2009
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About Bumihills

Profession
We are both retired educators.
Favourite music
Mostly classic rock
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.
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.   We have manged to cross the globe many times having traveled to just over 90  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 http://www.georgedillonstudio.com. We also sell many of our photos on  istockphoto at http://www.istockphoto.com/search/portfolio/2039934#1b45f29, shutterstock.com (http://www.shutterstock.com/g/alabaster?rid=488734) and at bigstockphoto.com, (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 City of Canyons - Aug 14, 2011

    We loved our stay in New York City. The location of the hotel was perfect for us. We were situated right near Columbus Circle which was right on the corner of Central Park West and within walking d...

  • A Unique Three Days - Apr 11, 2014

    Today we headed to Bali, a Hindu enclave that stands alone in the middle of the rest of the largely Muslim Indonesia. Bali has fostered a deeply spiritual culture with arts, customs and social rule...

  • The Paris of Java-Hah! - Apr 6, 2014

    On our way to Bandung we stopped in Bogor, home to a large Christian community. We took a walking tour of the beautiful Bogor Botanical Gardens, a tropical oasis where we saw giant water lilies, a ...

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