Category Archives: Travel

We Are Loving Utah’s Natural Wonders to Death

The traffic into and out of Utah national parks and other scenic attractions is spiraling upward out of control. Last summer on a quick visit to Zion National Park, there were cars parked along both sides of the road for … Continue reading

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Utah Designates the Spiral Jetty as a “State Work of Art”

Both the Utah House and Senate recently voted to designate the Spiral Jetty (located in the Great Salt Lake) as an official “state work of art.” Rep. Becky Edwards, R-North Salt Lake, sponsor of the Spiral Jetty measure, told the … Continue reading

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In Praise of the World’s Lesser Known Museums

Here are a few of the smaller (or lesser know museums) that I have enjoyed recently: National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, California; Rodin Museum in Paris, Vasa Museum in Stockholm, Sweden; Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, The Netherlands; National Museum … Continue reading

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Two Important Elements of Utah Culture

On Sundays, I like to eat at the “El Mexsal” restaurant in Provo.  It is a great place to eat.  The food is inexpensive and tasty, and the service is friendly.  I like Sundays, because the customers are mostly Hispanics … Continue reading

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Playground Equipment for Jewish and Islamic Schools in Mbale, Uganda

During a recent visit to Mbale, Uganda, we visited 2 schools: one Jewish and one Islamic.  We first visited a black Jewish primary school located in the hills above Mbale.  The school, with an enrollment that is approximately 65 percent … Continue reading

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Skateboarding Park near Kampala, Uganda

As my friends and I were nearing Kampala, Uganda, I spotted something unexpected.  A concrete skateboarding park located next to the road we on.  According to my friends, it was only recently completed. Our driver pulled off the road, and … Continue reading

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Circumnavigating Lake Victoria, on Land

Our motor trip around Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa, began in Masaka, Uganda. Our vehicle was an old Toyota SUV (the same one we had crashed 2 years before).  From Masaka, we headed south toward the Tanzania border. … Continue reading

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