Why We Wander
This site is dedicated to world wanderers and to you with the hope that you will also visit every wonderful country in the world. So doing will give you an appreciation for other nationalities and the beauty that surrounds us, much of which is more that decoration, it is also necessary to sustain all life.
Our family has travelled to dozens of countries for generations, starting with Captain James H. Blethen, a Welsh sea captain who sailed a Vanderbilt steamship from New York, around the Horn, and into San Francisco in 1852. He spent the rest of his life at sea and opened the mail routes from Hawaii (The Sandwich Islands) to New Zealand and Australia.
His worldly view has carried down through generations and is a priority in our family. We live on an amazing planet. Each of us can become more understanding and more appreciative of differences as a result of meandering around the globe.
I've travelled alone as a single woman, with my daughter, and with family and friends. It doesn't matter; there is always someplace new, exotic, and safe whether or not you go it alone or with someone.
To the right is a list of countries/cities visited throughout the years. A few were toured more than once and I was fortunate to spend a summer studying English Literature at Worcester College in Oxford as a University of California at Berkeley Exchange Student.
If you have questions about any of these locations, please eMail me at The Maritime Heritage Project.
Our travel images are slowly being moved to World Images.