Welcome to SKJ Travel ... my narrative photo blog where you can join me vicariously as I adventure around the world. People say to me all the time, "You should write a book about your travels." Well, my friends, this is essentially it. And in this age, an online blog is easier, displays a bajillion more photos, needs no publisher, and reaches a broader audience than in print. The down side: unlike a formal book or essay, I'm just writing casually off the top of my head, but I hope, dear readers, you will feel as if I'm having a conversation with you.  In the archives you'll find posts from some of my travels ... these are often "letters to home" style accounts of what I did. To read my formal articles, they're listed in each Archive home page, or visit one of the blue buttons above, or see the Travel Essays section (right side below archive -- mostly documentaries). If you're joining me on a mobile phone, click HERE to quickly access the archive and essays. Friday Photos are updated weekly, and Tuesday Tales are updated sporadically. You can follow SKJ Travel on social media at: 

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Updated Tuesday December 4, 2018                         Updated Friday December 14, 2018

Most recent feature entry: "Ixtapa Wild Creatures 2017 and 2018." 
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-- AFRICA --



Uganda All posts


Uganda photos only


South Africa All posts


 - includes Lesotho


S. Africa Photos only







Namibia II +Witchcraft


Save Rhinos






Iran  All posts

Iran  photos only









-- EUROPE --


Central Europe

- Czech Rep.

- Poland

- Slovakia


Catalonia, Spain


Andorra / France




Greece +Refugee




-- ASIA --


China I


China II





Ixtapa, Mexico


Maui, Hawaii


Puerto Rico


Keepers of the Wild











Trip posts for Trazzler




Travel Essays


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Most Recent Additions

1. What Travel Has Taught Me: Empathy & Global Citizenship added to Travel Essays

2. Podcast about my experiences as a solo female traveler added to Interviews

3. "The Loveliest Day: Special Moments in Chinese Peasant Village" added to Travel Essays

4. "A Childhood Far From My Own: Growing Up in Chinese Peasant Village" added to Travel Essays

5. "Dragons, Land & Rain Gods: Village Temples in China" added to Travel Essays

6. "Eve of Battle: China's Traditional Village Landscapes Changing" added to Travel Essays


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