Out in the Cold: Another Audiobook Excerpt

Here is another excerpt from my latest book, Out in the Cold: Adventures in Svalbard, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland and Canada. The audiobook version should be live on Audible.com any day now. This clip takes you along on a midnight cruise among the icebergs in Greenland.

It’s me speaking; I narrate the book. I hope you enjoy it.


You can get the written version of Out in the Cold on Amazon, here, and the audiobook versions of my other books here:

Common Sense and Whiskey on Audible.
Visiting Chernobyl on Audible.

And here are several more written excerpts from Out in the Cold.

Wildebeest Migration

And a couple more.



Cuba Just Got a Little Closer


Today’s announcements in Washington and Havana look like progress toward a relationship that makes more sense for The United States and Cuba. Still, let’s all savor this moment before there’s a Red Lobster, Jiffy Lube and Mattress Warehouse on every corner down there.

Have a look at 58 photos of Havana from a 2012 visit in the Cuba Gallery at EarthPhotos.com. And read this brief account of the trip. Our visit was arranged by Insight Cuba.

Ten Funny, Sad, Strange Signs from All Over

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sign1The venerable Miss Puke was still massaging away last time we checked, in December.


sign2We wouldn’t think of charging you for taking your stuff. Sign in Hanoi, Vietnam.


sign3Don’t know what it says, but with an exclamation mark, it looks like they mean it. This is from Illiminaq, Greenland.


sign4Ad man working the account in Rangoon, Burma.


sign5Some things translate better than others, apparently. From Hainan Island, China.


sign6It takes all kinds. Sign in a village on the road from Kampala to the Queen Elizabeth Park, Uganda.


sign10Graffiti and bullet holes in Sarajevo, June, 2003.


sign7Click it to make it bigger and check out the first item. Vegetarian aborigines! Menu in Miraflores, Lima, Peru.


sign8Facade of the National Drama Theatre, Vilnius, Lithuania.


sign9Back of the driver’s seat in a cab in Hong Kong.


There’s lots more in the Signs Gallery at EarthPhotos.com.