I am a travel junkie.  It seems to run in my family, no doubt inherited from my parents.  My father immigrated from Norway in the 1950s with little more than one red accordion and the desire to reach America.  My mother’s grandmother immigrated from Sweden in the 1890s, one of the millions of immigrants to pass through Ellis Island in that decade alone.  I have been lucky enough to be able to pursue my passion for travel and continue to do so.  I have had the great opportunity to share these experiences with all of the members of my immediate family and some very dear friends.  This website was created so I can share my favorite travel photos, as well as the memories.    LMN

“Enjoy every moment of every day. Life is not a dress rehearsal.”

“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand – and melting like a snowflake.” Sir Francis Bacon

“Well-behaved women seldom make history.”  Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
“Everything passes, everything changes, just do what you think you should do.”  Bob Dylan, from To Ramona
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6 Responses to Welcome.

  1. Michelle Grant says:

    Hello! I was reading your blog and realize that we may be related. My great grandmother was Signe Karhus. She married a man named Victor Hugo Dahlstrom. I have a very old photo of her and him in front of the Karhus Hotel from maybe 1910?
    I would love to speak or email with you to see if the pieces do fit together. Signe and Victor immigrated to Minnesota and then Seattle, where we continue to live.
    What a treat to see pictures of Sand. I have always wanted to visit.
    Warm wishes,
    Michelle Matheny Grant

  2. Hope Meadows says:

    Hi. I love some of your photos of Lake Michigan and I wanted to know if we could use one, with your permission, to put on a tote bag.

  3. Sartenada says:

    I enjoyed the first photo very much. Do You work for an airline? I worked for Finnair all my life.

    All the best!

    • volovecto says:

      Yes, I am a pilot.

      • Sartenada says:

        My hat. My story is in this post:

        About me

        I always wanted to be, but money missing. 🙂

        I am sure that You will love my post, because it tells also, not only my work history, but also in a nut shell hidden gems in Finland with photos!

        As we in Finland say:

        Happy landings!

        P.S. I was flying officer during 5 years in my company and this of course means that I had a crew membership training to many air craft types. My longest trip was from HEL to BUE.

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