Mediterranean vacation recap for July 2012

Last month my wife, brother, and parents met in Istanbul to begin a Mediterranean cruise to Rome. We had a good time and took lots of photos. Here are some of the highlights. Istanbul, Turkey (2012 Jul 15) After checking into our hotel, we had time to head out on foot to see Taksim square …

Adding Malta, Sardinia, and Sicily to my list

Having returned from a Mediterranean cruise, I’ve updated my “Where I’ve Been” map. I added one country to my list (Malta) and two autonomous regions of Italy (Sardinia, Sicily). Although I’ve been to more than 50 countries, I’ve seen less than 25 percent of the world. Visit my Travel section to learn more about my …

Biltmore in stitches

Last weekend I attended a wedding in North Carolina on the Biltmore estate. I took several photos of the grounds and stitched many of them together to form some panorama images. Here are the results. Biltmore up close Biltmore from far away Biltmore from very far away Additional Perspectives If you are interested in reading …

Photo book of our Egypt vacation in Dec 2010

My family and I spent two weeks in Egypt in December 2010. Most of the time was spent along the Nile river around Luxor, but we did spend several days in Cairo. I recently made a photo book featuring some of the highlights from our trip. This 76-page book should give you a good indication …

Egypt Vacation Summary

In December 2010, the Pearce family (Irv, Ann, Cameron, Jason, and Jenny) went to Egypt for a two week vacation. Here’s a brief summary of our trip with links to many photos. Tue, Dec 14 We arrive in Cairo around dinner and get to enjoy the city’s crazy rush-our traffic as we travel from the …