Readers Near and Far
Vicki Lydecker at Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Uluru-kata Tjuta National Park
Art Zimmerman, Steve Weinberg, and Joyce Weiberg in front of the famous Wittenberg Door in Wittenberg, Germany
Ava Montelongo with mom, Christie Montelongo, and grandma, Nancy Hough, on a Duck Tour in Boston, Mass.
Tina Cerruti floating in the high-salinity water of the Dead Sea, Jordan
Mary and Mark James in Bruges, Belgium
Tricia Stevens and Ann Murphy scuba diving in Belize
Willard and Angie Williams in Agadir, Morocco
Jon, Kim, Lilly and Kennedy Buchholz on Rapa Nui, Easter Island
Bridget Parsh with her mom, Anne Kitt, at the Acropolis in Greece
Sigrid Schelle and her mom, Elizabeth Schelle, on a tour of Mayan ruins in Belize
Marilyn Mac Vicar in Tangier, Morocco
Shelley Petavini and R.L.Porter at 2018 Pops in the Park
Elizabeth Fujii and Monica Vazquezin in Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Spain
Keith Syda with Carlos Mendoza at an ancestral clay plot mescal distillery in Oaxaca, Mexico
Grace Doll, Mary Doll, Michele Chafee, and Robyn Chaffee at Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah
Tyler Mull, Tommy Stroud, Todd Arrouzet, Doug Mull, and Jeff Chadbourne at Stubaier Glacier in Innsbruck, Austria.
Stacy and Phil Kalstrom in Matamata, New Zealand.
Franz Josef Glacier
Dennis and Barbara Luther atop Franz Josef Glacier in New Zealand.
Ian Maki, Plua Maki, Maria Tsiu and Andrew Tsiu at Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England.
Ruth-Marie F. Chambers in Montecatini, Italy
Pat Drake with a local soldier in Valleta, Malta.
Debbie Lee in front of Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina.
Pam Elmore, Gina Viani, Mary Kay Hjelemand and Eileen Hayes at Abu Simbel archaeological site in Aswān, Egypt.
Bryon and Gulnaz Steiner in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Kristin Daily at The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Councilmember Jeff Harris with Miguel Fraga, Cuban ambassador to the U.S.
Newlyweds Nicole and Xeres Dalske in Mo’orea, Tahiti.
Marian Love in Shanghai, China, on New Year’s Day
James Simon and Anita Scuri on the Makah Indian Reservation at Cape Flattery, Wash.
Craig Howard and Bob Roe at the beach in Monterosso al Mare in Italy’s Cinque Terre
Keith and Stacy Dann at Waimea Canyon in Kauai, Hawaii.
Max Linhares DeCristoforo touring the Colosseum in Rome, Italy
Steven Kline, Nancy Hansen, Leticia Lawrence and Soraya Martinez in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Nancy Bothwell at St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow.
Grace and Lisa Savinovich at Stirling Castle, Scotland.
Madeline and Sullivan Groppo in front of a saguaro cactus in Scottsdale, Ariz
Sam Hom, Emma Tom, Naomi Turner, Marilyn Dong, Barbara Hom and Jo Ann Yee with adolescent Maasai boys in Tanzania.
Members of Sacramento Bike Hikers enjoy a bike and barge tour on the Po River in Adria, Italy.
Shu Sebesta on a beautiful summer night in Sigulufjorour, Iceland.
Sandy Barrett by the Lily Pond at Claude Monet’s home in Giverny, France.
Donna Ouchida at Belogradchik Rocks in Bulgaria
Rod and Letty Johnson in Yanqing, Beijing, standing on The Great Wall of China
Leo and Will Sakowitz in front of Parliament in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Eileen Hayes, Jini Bauer, Ginny Douglas, Dorothy Calkins, Tracy Plant, Babs Tweedt, Marykay Hjelmeland, Lynn Hall, Marilyn atkay, Cynthia Stefani, Pam Elmore, and Gina Viani in Puglia, Italy
Jeff Harris at the Forbidden City in Beijing, China.
Anita Williams and Shireen Miles at Scaliger Castle in Sirmione, Italy.
John and Jane Rosso, with their son David, his wife Jeanna and granddaughter Katie, at the Colosseum in Rome, Italy.
The Steenbuck and Morse/Wohl family on vacation in Caye Caulker, Belize.
Logan Morris, Judy Hirigoyen and Paxton Hurd with their catch at Shaver Lake in California.
Linnea and Lucas Gerkovich in front of Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort, Florida
April and Adam Dougherty celebrate their anniversary in Capri, Italy
Norman and Sulai Meder at St. Mark’s Square in Venice, Italy.
Evan, Sloan and Dylan Parvin at the gates of Lubeck, Germany
Bob Gosselin at the 5th Marine Division monument on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima
Laurie Rios and Rita Gibson in Ethiopia
Lucas and Linnea Gerkovich in front of the USS Midway Aircraft carrier in San Diego harbor
PJ Balsley in the Makati district of Manila, Philippines
Kathy & Andy Kingsbury on the top of Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand
Val Toppenberg, Howard Fong, Albert Balingit, Jacquie Duerr, and Bob Thompson in the floating markets of the Mekong River in Vietnam
Kathy Clay & Mary Harger at the the new Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, PA
Cecily Hastings in Marrakech, Morocco
Carl & June Williams and Aileen Nishio in Bruyeres, France in October 2017 to unveil a new monument to augment one established in 1947, that honors the 100th/442nd Regimental Combat Team (made up of all Japanese-Americans), who liberated this town from the Nazis during World War II
Dennis & Barbara Luther on safari in Kenya, Africa
Carol Delzer at St. Peter’s Square in Rome, Italy
Andy Dong visiting Khajurho temple ruins in Khajuraho, India
Sabrina Winn at the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy
Eric and Elizabeth Fujii visiting Dursten Castle ruins in Austria overlooking the Danube River
Pam Elmore in a traditional home in old city of Harar, Ethiopia
Connie and Bill Chiechi at Latin Quarter in Paris, France
Erin and Anthony Arieas visiting Rome, Italy, and the Pope at the Vatican
Elaine Hussey visiting family in Tallinn, Estonia
Kimi Kaneko, Katsuko Hirota & Marielle Tsukamoto on their hike in Bhutan with the Tiger’s Nest and Monastery in the distance
Civita di Bagnoregio
Robert Marcello in Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy
Joyce and Bob Paese in Paese, Italy
Stacy Walsh, Sandy Lewis, June Brookins, June Miller, Debbie Kenny and Dawna Daniel in Fakarava, French Polynesia
Cindy Fuller on the 126th floor of the Burj Kahlifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Mitchell, Finney, and Landers families in Marth’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
Nicholas Rotas with his daughter, Katherine, in Zakynthos, Greece.
Shannel La Due in South Beach, Miami
Martin Harris and his daughter, Cheyanne, at Puluahua Volcano and Geopotanical Reserve, Ecuador.
Reece Metzger and Alex Zabelin on Penguin Island off the coast near Perth, Western Australia.
Jo Ann Yee, Barbara Hom, Naomi Turner, and Emma Tom in North Cape, Norway
Linnea and Lucas Gerkovich at the top of Diamond Head in Honolulu
Lorraine American Cemetery
Kashiwagi, Nishizaki, Ngo, and Umeda families at Lorraine American Cemetery in France
Sydney and Connor Soluri in front of a statue at The Rocks in Sydney, Australia
Katie Baygell with her Father, Ralph Livingstone, at the Labbacallee Wedge Tomb in Glanworth, Ireland
Cape of Good Hope
Bob Dittman, Debby Dittman, Him Relles, and Tom Relles at the most southwest point of Africa.
Peggy Patton at St. Mark’s Church in Zagreb, Croatia
Frank, Gloria, and Brandon Louie & Steven and Marisa Noguchi at The Rain Vortex in Singapore.
Christine, Alex, Adam & Kevin Carnefix crabbing in British Columbia, Canada.
Longtime loyal Inside advertisers, Rita Gibson and Tim Leake, visit Petra, Jordan with Arcade Church.
Jan and Howard Posner at Emerald Lake in British Columbia.
Ha Long Bay
Jane Hing and her granddaughter on the top deck of the Mon Cheri in Ha Long Bay.
David and Laura Ruiz at the Taman Tirtagangga Water Palace in Bali, Indonesia.
Sara Nelson at the opening of the International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon in Arizona.
Peter Kwett in Grand Turk shopping area.
Erin and Anthony Arieas in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic.
Marisa and Michael Alcalay touring wineries by bicycle along the Danube River.
Merena Feickert, Isabela Salinger and Mylah Feickert at the Salzburg Cathedral in Austria.
Kathy and Andy Kingsbury at the Taj Mahal in Agra, India
Yvonne and Eddie Fong, Missy and Bob Masuda, David Lim and Ken Fong with
Japanese friends in Tokyo, Japan
Sophia and Brandon Monasa in front of the Louvre in Paris, France.
Kate and Singer Williams in Poipu, Kauai, with Hawaiian green sea turtles.
Donna Ouchida on Deception Island, an
active volcano and home to thousands of breeding chinstrap penguins
Mike Sanbongi at the famous Lion Claws in
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka.
Greg and Donna Lucas on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
El Camino High School Pep Band at Universal Studio’s City Walk, their first stop on the 2019 Spring Band Tour to Los Angeles
Francisco and Gina Castillon at the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt
Stacey and Julie Reardon at The Met in New York City
Elizabeth Fujii in front of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey
Jim Simon and Anita Scuri in Bellavista Cloud Forest Preserve near Quito, Ecuador
Suzanne and Jaff Auchterloine visit the archeologic site, Monte Albán, in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Ken Fry at the SwissTech Conference Center in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Heidi Goodman and David Bull at Huka Falls, New Zealand.
Bob and Sharon Zettlemoyer at the World War I Memorial in Nice, France.
Jason Bove in Wailea, Maui.
Stephen and Ede Brandenburger visit the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany.
Tony Cabral and family in Atlantis, Bahamas.
Art Zimmerman, Dr Kari Zimmerman and
Leo Holcomb at the Metropolitan Cathedral
of Our Lady of Aparecida in Brasília, Brazil.
Louanne Steiger Nourse in Sydney, Nova
Dennis and Karen Loheit at the Snowking
Castle in Yellowknife, Canada.
Kim and Taylor Garrett visiting the Palace of
Nina Obaldia and Vivian Hernández at the
Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica,
Nathan Adams at the Alhambra Palace in Grandada, Spain
Mount Cook National Park
Allison Otto, Dr. Lesley Scheblein and Lindsey Fudge at Mount Cook National Park in New Zealand.
Donna Ouchida with family and friends at the Great Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.
Tom and Brenda Mock with Tiffany Mock-Goeman in Dublin, Ireland
R. Paul and Paul Villaluz Weubbe off to a New Year’s cruise from Long Beach to Mexico
Zahraa Al Tuhafi and family at Fliners Street Railway Station in Melborne, Australia
Anne Kitt and her four grandchildren in Aptos, California
St. John Island
Bob and Sara Giroux at Trunk Bay on St. John Island in the U.S. Virgin Islands
The Del Guerra family in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
James and Marie Peterson sheltering in place while playing with arts and crafts
Chon and Nancy Gutierrez with Gary and Missy Stonehouse at the Pan-American Highway
Camino de Santiago
Kate Greene and Tom Frame at the Camino de Santiago in Santiago de Campostela, Spain
Alan and Lynne Lenhart entering Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, Africa.
Alan Hoshida with friends and family in Arnarstapi, Iceland.
Irene Paulin and Mary Sue Ferrell visiting the Port Arthur Penitentiary site in Tasmania, Australia.
Steven Monette with his husband in the Miraflores district located in Lima, Peru.
Shu Sebesta partcipating in the Danube River cruise, located in Serbia.
Hailey, Marita and Michael sheltering in place while relaxing in the pool.
Ken Burrows and Carol Vallis at Nassau in the Bahamas
Anne Kitt and Bridget Parsh on a monther-daughter trip at the River Kwai in Thailand.
Mary Harger and her daughter Laura Pajak visiting the Pyramids in Giza, Egypt.
Lanette Reeves and Bob Kahrs at a resort in Jaco, Costa Rica.
Kathy Clay and Mary Harger at Mackinac Island, Michigan
Michelle Myers at Ross Castle in Ireland
Wayne Thom, Eddie Fong and Victor Yee crossing Abbey Road in London, England.
Kathy Hatch at the Taj Mahal.
John Fitchett and Janice Powell-Fitchett riding the Santorini Cable Car in Santorini, Greece.
Rita Gibson at the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.
Debbie Hunter sheltering in place in Land Park.
Madeline and Sullivan Groppo in Bozeman, Montana.
Ha Long Bay
Laurie Churchill, Lauren Peters, Sally Magnani and Leslie Serra in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam.
Jamie James and Meredith Nikkel with kids, Henry Butterfield, Evi Madsen, Penelope Madsen, and Eleanor Butterfield in Cancun, Mexico.
Jose Hernandez in front of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Dr. Michelle Borg and Jeffrey Anderson hike the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona.
Albert Balingit, his wife Jacquie Duerr, and their daughter Moriah Balingit toured Coron, Palawan, Philippines.
Karina Flinn, Allison Espinosa, Collin Flinn-Espinosa, and Zaiya Flinn-Espinosa in Avalon Harbor on Catalina.
Nancy Bothwell in the Sahara in Morocco.
James Simon, Anita Scuri and their son, David Simon, at Canyonlands National Park in Utah.
Linnea and Lucas Gerkovich at Ron Jon Surf Shop in Cocoa Beach, Florida.
Brenda Boles at the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.
Angie Williams and granddaughter, Carolina Rountree, on Spring Break in Maui.
Deborah Morales at Temple Bar (certified in 1978 as the world’s narrowest thoroughfare) in Port Isaac, Cornwall, England.
Aideen Clark takes in the sun with Table Mountain in the background in Cape Town, South Africa.
Shu Sebesta in Budapest, Hungry.
Terri Cook on a cruise in Dubai, UAE.
The Nguyens, Georges, Hills and Sievers in Sayulita, Mexico.
The Olcese family at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
Keith Syda at the Greek Temple of Athena at Paestum in southern Italy.
Gardens by the Bay
Rosie Ho at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore.
Emily Sheffield and Shane Romick at the Xunantunich Mayan Ruins in Belize
Evan, Sloan, and Dylan Parvin in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela’s bell tower in Spain
Joseph Sellner on a cageless shark dive in Honolulu, Hawaii
Lucas and Linnea Gerkovich at the Monterey Harbor in Monterey, California
Nancy Bothwell and daughter Mackenzie Long in Times Square in New York City
Honaunau National Historical Park
Lucas and Linnea Gerkovich in Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Sally Freedlander, Corky Mau, Bonnie Cornwall and Diane Van Maren with the Hadzabe, indigenous ethnic tribe in Tanzania.
Madeline and Sullivan Groppo, Ava and Jack Montelongo, Ellie Olmstead, Noah Wilson, Cole and Cameron Martinez, Evan Belmonte, Michael & Tommy Heffron, Jaden and Aaron DeWald at Camp Sacramento.
Evelyn Gipson and Charlotte Chadwick at Holyhead Marina, Wales.
Maeve and Lorcan Montoya by the Tower Bridge in London.
Stephanie Pierson in Evora, Portugal, at Casa do Governador with Cassie Berube and her band of Wandering Women.
Marlene Tobia’s continental landing at Neko Harbour, Antarctica.
Mary Ragusa and Tom Nardinelli in Pisa, Italy.
Nancy Bothwell in Toledo, Spain.
Lorena Spiller, Sue Karacozoff , Julie Law and Carol Dreyer at Omaha Beach in Normandy, France.
Ha Long Bay
Steven and Maria Dooley in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam.
Debbie Towne and Steve Casarez at Chillon Castle near Montreux, Switzerland.
Cornelis, Chitra, Chazel and Chloe Hakim in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.
Ken and Cassandra Mennemeier in Juneau, Alaska.