About Harriet






"We travel, initially to lose ourselves, and we travel next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and our knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again-to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more."
Pico Iyer

Antarctica Bhutan Madagascar Malawi ...
Birding Bicycling Sailing ...

older monks
Bhutan, 2007

You may have arrived at this site because you heard me talk about an exciting experience in an exotic country. Perhaps you read an article or book I wrote and find the writing inviting. Did we meet on a birding trip?

Or is a long bicycle trip or sailing adventure on your agenda? Maybe you are a vicarious traveler, preferring to read about other people's journeys.

Malawi, 1964

From fast paced adventures to sublime sojourns with people in other cultures, they are all here and more. Click on the sub-headings for introductions to each section with thumbnail descriptions or go right to the listed pages. Some sites will have even further subheadings to aid in the navigation.

Make yourself at home, explore and enjoy yourself.