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Name: portia
Hometown: Santa Cruz, California, USA
Location: Santa Cruz, California, USA
Join Date: November 19, 2005
Contributions: portia has written about 485 places, shared 19,112 photos, left 2,986 comments, and smiled 3,287 times.
Interested in: meeting new people, showing people around my hometown, sharing travel tips and blogs
Travel Plans
dream destination
Prague, Czech Republic
dream destination
New Zealand
dream destination
» see all 5 future travel and dream destinations
Countries I've Traveled To
Languages Spoken
Chinese (Mandarin), English, a little French and Russian.
Books you might find in my backpack
Music you might find me listening to while waiting for my plane
Most Memorable Travel Experience
Kayaking in the completely calm waters of Antarctica with icebergs all around us (I have not ever kayaked anywhere else!)
Seeing sunrise over the Himalaya mountains including Mt Everest.
Born and lived in Taiwan and then moved to California, graduated from UCLA and worked in aerospace and computer industry. I retired in 2005 and became a photographer/artist. In 2007 I opened a studio in town for portrait photography. Check out the link to my web site if you like. I keep busy wrangling my Siberian Huskies, painting, drawing and taking photos and playing on the computers (instead of working on them). Enjoy traveling with my family and friends.
KeikoCreative says:
Hi Portia,
Stay in touch if u are in FB, here's the link to my profile:
Posted on: Apr 16, 2018
row-zzzzz says:
What's your FB name ... I'll add you or here's mine!!

Sincerely, Roselle
Posted on: Apr 12, 2018
lauro says:
did you rented a car? or went by a tour?
Posted on: Apr 07, 2017
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portia's Travel Blogs

Jul 13, 2016 – Jul 26, 2016
took our first European river cruise on the Rhine, went to the Hague and Delft again to see the Vermeers. …
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This blog was featured on Thursday December 15th, 2016
Caribbean cruise with old friends 2016
Jan 29, 2016 – Feb 07, 2016
A group of us from elementary school got together for a reunion and celebration of our years of a milestone birthday! …
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Aug 17, 2007 – Nov 26, 2015
We spent the weekend in Mammoth Lakes with fellow travbuddies larry and cindy who just got back from a long trip to India, Bhut…
Overview 1,137 words 147 25 77
This blog was featured on Monday March 28th, 2016
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portia's Travel Reviews

Cheap "General Tips & Advice" in San Francisco, California, USA
I am planning a trip to China in a couple of months and started to look into how to get my visa.…
Expensive "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Amsterdam, Netherlands
I looked up this restaurant before leaving home, we actually wanted to dine at its sister restau…
Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in The Hague, Netherlands
Great location, nice hotel. The room we had was not very large, and in the center of the buildin…
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