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My wife and I stayed in Brussels at the Floris Arlequin Grand’Place (Rue de la Fourche 17-19, B-1000, Brussels, Belgium; phone 00 32 [0] 2 514 16 15, fax 514 22 02), May 7-9, 2012, having booked online.
My wife, Karen, and I took a bird-watching and nature trip to Guyana through Nature Travel Specialists (Dauphin Island, AL; 251/861-2524) and Wilderness Explorers (Georgetown, Guyana).
Rhino in Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary, India. Photo: Holt
My husband, Clyde, and I took a 35-day trip to India in March-April 2012 with arrangements made by Swagatam Tours (New Delhi, India; phone 91 11 25444000, fax 25444010).
Whenever I travel, I carry two Canon cameras with interchangeable lenses. On the old one, an EOS, I keep a wide-angle lens. On my new Rebel XTi, which has image stabilization, I keep a telephoto lens. This solves two problems.
Typically, my husband, Frank, and I are independent travelers. However, after his stroke five years ago it became necessary to modify our habits.
Joanne Kuzma (front center) and group canyoning in Slovenia.
For a variety of water-based activities, I took a trip to Slovenia, Aug. 12-19, 2012, with Exodus (In the US, contact Adventure Center, Emeryville, CA; 800/843-4272).
“Mini” getting her evening meal of porridge.
During a month in Africa with friends (June-July 2012), I boarded a fast boat from Entebbe, Uganda ($129 round trip), for a 45-minute ride to Ngamba Island, which houses the Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary (phone +256 414 320 662).
I took my children and grandchildren, 10 of us, total, to China, June 18-30, 2012. T.E.I.

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