Ok, yeah. It’s official. I’m feeling the call of the mountain again. This time it is Mount Kosciuszko in New … Continue reading Mount Kosi is calling me!
You know how, after several years of marriage, two people will become so close that they finish each other’s stories? … Continue reading Kidnapped by aliens!
The Roaming Parkers are pretty much evenly divided between mountain people and beach people. I don’t mind beaches but I … Continue reading The Year of the Beach
Some of the most widely-traveled people I’ve ever met are retired military personnel. If you want to travel the world, … Continue reading That time I was arrested in Tokyo for stealing a whore’s teeth
In The Hearts Of Wild Men, by Ernest Herndon, tells the first-hand tale of a 1981 mission trip into the mountainous … Continue reading In the Hearts of Wild Men
When the Roaming Parkers were in Tanzania in January 2018, our guide showed us a Dracaena fragrans (Masala) plant and told us … Continue reading A Chagga holy plant
In the Middle Ages, the Dutch developed gin, grain alcohol flavored with juniper berries (or even turpentine!), as a medicinal … Continue reading How to build a gin & tonic fit for an expat!