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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.

Monday, May 28, 2018


With sincere appreciation and humbleness for the sacrifices of so 
many soldiers on behalf of their fellow Americans.

They served with honor for us all.

Friday, May 4, 2018


We're on the road for my wife's birthday celebration. Given her choice of possible locations, designed to burn as many hotel and airline Frequent Traveler points as possible, she settled on San Francisco and the California Wine Country.

We're not meeting up with friends (sorry guys!!!), nor doing any really touristy things. This is her birthday week and so we're doing things quietly and to ourselves, save for one or two work-related things I'm going to be doing. Fun stuff.

Last night we took in a play, and tonight it's a late-night dinner at a jazz joint.

Slept in to 8am, myself. That's three hours after my usual morning rise.

I'm taking the lazy morning as time to get some writing done on the book and update various websites. I could get used to this.

The view from our window....

Thursday, May 3, 2018


Will be in the Bay Area for the next few days. San Francisco and the Sonoma and Napa Valleys. (Burning off tons of frequent traveler points.)

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One of our global favorite destinations. Wine Country, here we come!