Wishing you peace, love, and joy this holiday season and throughout 2020.<br><br>JWH TRAVEL BITS AND MORE...December 13 , 2019

Wishing you peace, love, and joy this holiday season and throughout 2020.

JWH TRAVEL BITS AND MORE...December 13 , 2019

“YOU MAY SAY THAT I'M A DREAMER, BUT I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE. I HOPE SOMEDAY YOU'LL JOIN US AND THE WORLD WILL BE AS ONE.” ~JOHN LENNON

Christmas Markets with Viking
Apr 26, 2019
Viking River Cruises
Witness the beauty, romance and spirit of the holidays come alive at Europe’s colorful Christmas markets when you join Viking on a festive river cruise during November or December.

Top London 2019 Christmas lights & store windows
Nov 29, 2019
Douglas Rickard
Futuristic fairy lights to under the ocean are all part of London's colorful light display and store windows this year. Tour the city with me for my three favorites and check out the new lights along Oxford Street complimented by one of the most spectacular department stores at Christmas! | #LondonChristmas | #ChristmasLights

10 Beautiful Hidden Villages in Spain
Photo credit: Unsplash – Axell Dotcom

Benjamin Kemper | December 3, 2019
https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/10-beautiful-hidden-villages-in-spain
A guide to the secret spots Spaniards would rather keep to themselves.

AN INSIDE LOOK AT INDIA’S FAMOUS CAMEL FAIR
Photo credit: Unsplash Ashish Sangai

March 14, 2018, Supriya Pava
https://outpostmagazine.com/inside-look-india-famous-camel-fair-pushkar/
Amid Rajasthan’s shifting sands, intense heat, water shortages, sparse vegetation and cold starry nights, life in this seemingly endless desert is as treacherous as it is mysterious. Nowhere is this clearer than in Pushkar, Rajasthan’s bucket-list number, claimed by some to be the oldest existing city in India…

The Most Delightful Holiday Displays Around the World
Photo credit: Unsplash Gaelle Marcel

By Kathryn O’Shea-Evans
12.02.19 – Afar Magazine 
https://www.afar.com/magazine/over-the-top-holiday-displays-worldwide

The Singular Beauty of Mongolia Through a Photographer’s Eyes
Photo credit: Pixabay XiaosKitchen

By Sarah Buder
10.18.18
https://www.afar.com/magazine/the-singular-beauty-of-mongolias-vast-wilds

Photographer Frédéric Lagrange shares images and stories from years of traveling to the world’s most sparsely populated country—one of the last places where nomadic life still exists.

From the Ashes: Rwanda’s Traditional Imigongo Art Is on the Rise
Photo credit: Pixabay Dezalb

Unique in both style and substance, traditional Rwandan Imigongo art dates back to the eighteenth century, and as legend has it, was named by a prince after the domain he ruled. And now, one female run co-operative, which bears the prince's name Kakira, is reviving the craft, which almost completely died out during the Rwandan genocide. 8 women who survived the 1994 Genocide, came together and founded The Kakira Imigongo Cooperative in 1997 and now with 15 artisan women they design, paint and earn money for their families.

By Yulia Denisyuk
07.08.19
https://www.afar.com/magazine/from-the-ashes-rwandas-traditional-imigongo-art-is-on-the-rise

With its geometric shapes and bright, natural colors, “imigongo” cow dung art would look right at home in a Brooklyn living room. This traditional art form, which was nearly lost during the 1994 genocide, is once again flourishing across the Land of a Thousand Hills.

How Glasgow’s Asian community is embracing the outdoors
Photo credit: Columbia Sportswear 

BROUGHT TO YOU BY COLUMBIA SPORTWEAR
https://adventure.com/boots-beards-columbia-sportswear-national-parks-uk/

Kash Butt and his brother began organizing family walks because they wanted to spend more time together—they didn’t know they’d end up helping get Glasgow’s Asian community into the great outdoors.

Meera Dattani December 3, 2019

How to be an ethical shopper in Luang Prabang, Laos
Photo credit: Unsplash Annie Cotnoir
written by Emily Lush October 30, 2019

https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/ethical-shopping-guide-to-luang-prabang-laos/
From silk scarves to thip khao sticky rice baskets and silver jewellery made from reclaimed bomb metal, Laos is a haven for beautiful and unique souvenirs.

The Desert: a well-spring of the imagination
Photo credit: Unsplash Christian Weiss
https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/the-desert-a-well-spring-of-the-imagination-1.5368308

Around a third of the surface of the Earth is made up of desert
The desert has always been an imagined place. From cowboy movies to religious retreats, to frenzied music festivals, the desert is where we seek the divine, escape and have an ecstatic experience.
And the impact of what we imagine the desert to be has had a profound impact on real deserts. Seeing them as desolate, empty spaces was central to testing atomic bombs in them. Or allowing urban and suburban developments, as with cities like Phoneix, Ariz., to continue expanding ever further into the desert.
Authors, poets, monks and philosophers have historically used the desert to convey complex, even contradictory, ideas about God and spirituality. 

CBC Radio · Posted: Nov 22, 2019 4:46 PM ET | Last Updated: November 22
Photo credit lead photo: Pixabay – Larisa-K

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