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Welcome to the online blog for traveler/writer/photographer Steven Barber. Come in. Relax. Take off your shoes and socks -- or any other article of clothing, this is the internet. Have a look around. I hope to intrigue, amuse, entertain, and maybe provoke you just a little. I love to find adventure. All I need is a change of clothes, my Nikon, an open mind and a strong cup of coffee.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

ROVINJ, CROATIA - LITTLE STREETS, LITTLE STORIES



A little street, almost an alley, in the old town section of Rovinj. 

I love exploring these sorts of throughways...you never know what you'll find at the other end, and it's a fascinating way to learn about a city. There are stories down each street and corridor.





Monday, September 26, 2016

BRITISH COLUMBIA - RAIL AND RIVER





A CN  engine hauls its goods through the mountains just north of Squamish, British Columbia.

The only "TRUE" coast to coast rail provider in North America, CN is one of the fundamental infrastructure provers in both Canada and for US goods as well.

Plus, I just like trains.




Saturday, September 24, 2016

TAOS, NM - THE DRAGONFLY CAFE



Anybody who reads this column regularly knows I love finding cool little eating places with a distinct personality and a high quality of food. If you really want to get a feel for a place, find the local breakfast joint. 

Even if it's not breakfast time. 

Grab a meal and sit for an hour watching and listening to the people around you. This tells you more about a place and its people than just about anything else. And also fills you up for the next stage of your journey.

This is one of my favorites. Eating at the Dragonfly in Taos, New Mexico, is like eating a pleasant meal in your friend's dining room. If your friend happens to be an excellent cook, that is. Or on their patio if you prefer to eat outdoors.

The Dragonfly Cafe, Taos, NM.


AFTER POSTING THIS I HAVE DISCOVERED THE DRAGONFLY IS NOW PERMANENTLY CLOSED. BIG LOSS. FOR A BACKGROUND DESCRIPTION YOU MIGHT ENJOY READING THIS ARTICLE.)



Friday, September 23, 2016

THE FRIDAY MARTINI



It's been a week and then some! Let's grab a martini and relax by the pool.

Have a great weekend!


(This week's martini is from the Blue Canyon Kitchen and Tavern in Missoula, Montana. Vodka is Quicksilver.)