Travels Outside the 48 States
Shuweb was started innocently enough in 1998 to experiment with creating a website and staking a claim on one small corner of the web. I was a proud parent of a cardigan corgi mix – I featured him on my website. Back then, creating a website was complicated, time consuming and very slow. As a result, many of the photos were small and in low resolution.
My dog passed away in late 2006 at the old age of 14, but by this time, I had expanded to putting up all the vacation photos since 1992.
In mid 2010, the site was scaled down, primarily because the older travelogues have become outdated and social network sites have made personal websites virtually obsolete.
And so, here it is. Please take a look around.
One more thing – for a time, there was someone whose internet handle name was exactly the same as my real name. I e-mailed him once, and it turned out at the time that he was a boy (now an adult, I'm sure) who lived in the east coast. He combined the first name of his favorite manga author with the last name of his favorite manga character, and it was all just a coincidence. But please keep this in mind – I don’t use my name in internet discussion forums, etc. If you see my name on the internet, please keep this in mind.
Hawaii May 2007 (Maui, Kaua'i)
Mexican Riviera November 2007
French Polynesia July 2006 (Taha'a)
Turks & Caicos May 2005 (Provo)
Cook Islands July 2002 (Rarotonga, Aitutaki)
Fiji June 2000 (Matamanoa)
Hawaii August 1999 - Maui
Tahiti October 1997 (Moorea, Bora Bora)
Singapore/Malaysia June 1995
Japan May 2009 (Tokyo, Yokohama, Mito, Kyoto). This was a first for our daughter to travel overseas. The group consisted of my wife and her parents, our daughter and of course me. The primary objective was to visit Japanese temples and other attractions and to see family. This was a scary time - the swine flu had broken out in the US, and Japan took measures to mitigate the exposure.