In My Mind's Zen Garden
  • Pismo Beach
    Pismo Beach – November 2015

    Below you’ll find some selected photographs from the Pismo Beach trip last month. My wife had a big conference there and I tagged along, doing some online work in the hotel room, and spending some time outdoors exploring the beach and the neighbhorhood. The weather? It was a bit

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  • New Orleans
    First Time to New Orleans – Airboat Swamp Tour

    The Airboat Ride I must confess, when we signed on for this Airboat Swamp Tour I severely underestimated the speed of these airboats! I mean, I had to literally hold onto my baseball cap as I would’ve lost it in the Bayou. I didn’t think Captain Gary would start

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  • New Orleans
    First Time Trip to New Orleans – Part 3

    The Westin New Orleans on Canal Street turned out to be an excellent choice for our stay in The Big Easy. For one, the hotel sits directly in front of the Might Mississippi, and there is the red Streetcar line that can take the tourist to the Steamboat Nantchez

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  • New Orleans
    First Time Trip to New Orleans – Part 2

    I started writing about the New Orleans trip over here. Our first time in NOLA turned out to be a very memorable experience. We definitely wish we could go back sometime soon, but I wouldn’t want to go back during Mardi Gras time. That would be too crazy for

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  • New Orleans
    A Quick ‘First Time’ Trip to New Orleans

    A Quick First Time Trip My wife, oldest son and I took a last minute, spur-of-the-moment trip to New Orleans. At first, I wasn’t really up to it. I mean, in my humble opinion, I never thought much about New Orleans, but my oldest son was interested in applying

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  • ocean sunset
    Zen and the Art of Non-Travel

    On Facebook, I see that a lot of people travel, quite extensively. For many, traveling abroad or going to some key cities (that are known to be great cities to explore) is high on the priority list. And I see that people love to go on cruises. While I

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