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.

Dead Sea

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

Rapa Nui

Jon, Kim, Lilly and Kennedy Buchholz on Rapa Nui, Easter Island


Bridget Parsh with her mom, Anne Kitt, at the Acropolis in Greece

Mayan Ruins

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.

Los Glaciares

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

Cape Flattery

James Simon and Anita Scuri on the Makah Indian Reservation at Cape Flattery, Wash.

Cinque Terre

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.

Caye Caulker

The Steenbuck and Morse/Wohl family on vacation in Caye Caulker, Belize.

Shaker Lake

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

Mount Suribachi

Bob Gosselin at the 5th Marine Division monument on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima


Laurie Rios and Rita Gibson in Ethiopia

San Diego

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


Mekong River

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

Vatican City

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

Martha's Vineyard

The Mitchell, Finney, and Landers families in Marth’s Vineyard, Massachusetts


Nicholas Rotas with his daughter, Katherine, in Zakynthos, Greece.

South Beach

Shannel La Due in South Beach, Miami


Martin Harris and his daughter, Cheyanne, at Puluahua Volcano and Geopotanical Reserve, Ecuador.

Penguin Island

Reece Metzger and Alex Zabelin on Penguin Island off the coast near Perth, Western Australia.

North Cape

Jo Ann Yee, Barbara Hom, Naomi Turner, and Emma Tom in North Cape, Norway

Diamond Head

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

The Rocks

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

Rain Vortex

Frank, Gloria, and Brandon Louie & Steven and Marisa Noguchi at The Rain Vortex in Singapore.

British Columbia

Christine, Alex, Adam & Kevin Carnefix crabbing in British Columbia, Canada.

Arcade Church


Longtime loyal Inside advertisers, Rita Gibson and Tim Leake, visit Petra, Jordan with Arcade Church.

Emerald Lake

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.

Grand Canyon

Sara Nelson at the opening of the International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon in Arizona.

Grand Turk

Peter Kwett in Grand Turk shopping area.

Český Krumlov

Erin and Anthony Arieas in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic.


Danube River

Marisa and Michael Alcalay touring wineries by bicycle along the Danube River.


Salzburg Cathedral

Merena Feickert, Isabela Salinger and Mylah Feickert at the Salzburg Cathedral in Austria.

Taj Mahal

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.

Deception Island

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.

Galapagos Islands

Greg and Donna Lucas on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Los Angeles

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

The Met

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.

Huka Falls

Heidi Goodman and David Bull at Huka Falls, New Zealand.

Nice, France

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.

Brasilia, Brazil

Art Zimmerman, Dr Kari Zimmerman and
Leo Holcomb at the Metropolitan Cathedral
of Our Lady of Aparecida in Brasília, Brazil.

Nova Scotia

Louanne Steiger Nourse in Sydney, Nova

Yellowknife, Canada

Dennis and Karen Loheit at the Snowking
Castle in Yellowknife, Canada.



Kim and Taylor Garrett visiting the Palace of
Versailles, France.

Costa Rica

Nina Obaldia and Vivian Hernández at the
Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica,
Central America.


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

Long Beach

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

Pan-American Highway


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

River Kwai

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.

Mackinac Island

Kathy Clay and Mary Harger at Mackinac Island, Michigan

Ross Castle

Michelle Myers at Ross Castle in Ireland

Abbey Road

Wayne Thom, Eddie Fong and Victor Yee crossing Abbey Road in London, England.

Taj Mahal

Kathy Hatch at the Taj Mahal.

Santorini, Greece

John Fitchett and Janice Powell-Fitchett riding the Santorini Cable Car in Santorini, Greece.

Giza, Egypt

Rita Gibson at the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.

Land Park

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.

St. Petersburg

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.

Cocoa Beach

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.

Cape Town

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.

San Diego

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

Times Square

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.

Camp Sacramento

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.

Neko Harbour

Marlene Tobia’s continental landing at Neko Harbour, Antarctica.

Pisa Italy

Mary Ragusa and Tom Nardinelli in Pisa, Italy.


Nancy Bothwell in Toledo, Spain.

Omaha Beach

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.


River Park Little League 11U All Star team in Fallon, Nevada, for the regionals tournament.

Mt. Kilimanjaro

Robyn Jensen at Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa.


Ben, Stella and Daphne Molin in Manchester, England.


Ema Gluckmann in Glendalough, located in County Wicklow, Ireland.


Capital City Squares attend annual International Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs convention in Ottawa, Canada.


Roberto H. Romero with grandson Elijah Cruz in New York City.


Lucas and Linnea Gerkovich in front of the Millennium Falcon in Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Lake Como

A 50th birthday celebration for Shirley Liu with family (Georgia, Coco, Tom, Presley, Pat, Amy, Shirley, Peter, Tony, Santino) at Lake Como, Italy.


Mary Esparza, Irene Sanchez, Yvette Lanausse and Stella Lanausse at the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.


Kyle Fong, Robert Fong, Keilen Fong, KC Fong, David Chan and Peggy Chan at the Ponte de la Madoneta in Venice, Italy.

Stanley Park

Norman and Sulai Meder at Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Stinson Beach

Irish Rhine with Annie the dog and Cookie the guinea pig on Stinson Beach.

Hollywood Bowl

Sophia and Elizabeth Monasa at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

Crater Lake

Murray and Margie Ng at Crater Lake National Park.


Steve Mills and Jeff Hallsten on safari in Shangani, Zimbabwe.

Gerle Creek

Chris Baumann at Gerle Creek in Eldorado National Forest.


Joe and Lauren Schmitt at a Rugby World Cup game in Nice, France.


Kathy Kingsbury in the Dolomites mountains at Corvara in Badia, Italy


Corky Mau, Bonnie Cornwall and Liz Allen at Iguazu Falls, Brazil.

Jackson Hole

Steve Williamson and Cecily Hastings in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.


Patrick Powers on three-day trek in the headlands of Mendocino, California, for 78th birthday.


Bill Hambrick and Leigh Rutledge at Edinburgh Castle, Scotland.


Gina, Colton and Brian Fippin in Old Town Square, Prague, Czech Republic.


Paul Villaluz Weubbe and Roger Paul Villaluz Weubbe in Manila, Philippines.


Traci and Jackson McMullen at Cascata La Froda in Sonogno, Switzerland.


Yvonne and Eddie Fong on a river cruise to Milan and Venice, Italy.


PJ Balsley at the Tower Bridge in London, England.


Don , Nick, and Linda Honda with Kasumi and Yuseke Morisada at Kosanji Temple in Onomichi Japan.

Easter Island

Donna Ouchida, Andy Dong, Marielle Tsukamoto at Easter Island.

Met NY

Mary and Robert Szabo at the Manet/Degas exhibition in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

South Island

John, Kim, Lilly and Kennedy Buchholz at Lake Pukaki on New Zealand’s South Island.

Machu Pichu

Jorge Vasquez at Machu Picchu in Peru.


Karen Pecher, Joyce Gastrock, Lois Wong, Myla Puyat, and Helen and Benny Louie at the Parthenon in Greece.


Michele Vincent at Evangelical-Lutheran church Hallgrímskirkja in Reykjavík, Iceland.


Dylan Wong on Kailua Beach in Oahu, Hawaii.


Clayton Whitehead and Judy Rodriguez in Delphi, Greece.

santa cruz island

Debbie Lee and Rob Lessler in Galapagos (Santa Cruz Island), Ecuador.

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