<html> <title>The Odyssey</title> <body bgcolor="white"> <center><img src="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/travelbannerlargefsm.png"></center> <font color="#000000"> <h1 align="center">The Odyssey</h1> <h2 align="center">Personal Travel Blog</h2> <p>When I was a child growing up, my parents purchased a map of the world and hung it on the wall of my room. It was nothing fancy, just one of those rolled-up paper maps that would come in a tube and show all of the different countries with their national borders in various different colors. My brother and I spent many hours looking at that map, thinking about all of the far-off places it detailed and wondering what it would be like to travel to them. My parents loved to travel themselves, and as I grew into adulthood, I was fortunate enough to have many opportunities to visit different parts of North America, and eventually, the rest of the world. This website is dedicated to showcasing some of the fruits of those travels, the pictures and places and people that I've met over the course of my wanderings.</p> <p>Deciding what to name this travel blog required some thought. Eventually I settled on "The Odyssey", after Homer's famous work of classical literature. The Odyssey can be considered one of the first-ever forms of travel literature, keeping in mind of course that many of the places detailed were purely mythical creations. The word "odyssey" has also passed into English as a form of any extended wandering or journey, and the name would fit well with the classical theme <a href="http://www.sullla.com/"><font color="#000000">that my gaming website uses for its theming mechanism</a>. It might be cliched to say that life is a journey, but there's a reason why certain things become cliches in the first place. This is the story of my own personal odyssey as recorded over the course of many years.</p> <p>At the moment, this website is a work in progress. I have thousands and thousands of picture stretching back many years, and it will some time to write about all of those trips. The site design is strictly functional, without much in the way of bells and whistles. My fianc teases my that the design looks like something out of 1998, and there's some truth to that. Nevertheless, I figure that anyone coming here is interested in the content and not whatever doodads might be the trend of the moment in web design. Individual trips are listed below by date, with the video travel blogs that I recorded in the past at the bottom. As the Travel section has gotten larger, I've added an alphabetical listing of all travel pages at the bottom for quick searching. Thanks for stopping by, and best wishes on your own travels on the road ahead.</p> <h1 align="center">Major Trips</h1> <br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/grandtour.html"><img border="0" src="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/GrandTour/bern-80s.jpg" height=380 width=507></a> <a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/grandtour.html"><img border="0" src="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/GrandTour/vienna-173s.jpg" height=380 width=507></a><br> <b><big><big><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/grandtour.html"><font color="#000000">European Grand Tour (2016)</a></big></big></b><br><br> <br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/alaska.html"><img border="0" src="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/Alaska/kenaifjords-59s.jpg" height=380 width=507></a> <a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/alaska.html"><img border="0" src="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/Alaska/denali-134s.jpg" height=380 width=507></a><br> <b><big><big><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/alaska.html"><font color="#000000">Alaska Trip (2015)</a></big></big></b><br><br> <br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/easterncanada.html"><img border="0" src="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/EasternCanada/ottawa-137s.jpg" height=380 width=507></a> <a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/easterncanada.html"><img border="0" src="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/EasternCanada/labrador-33s.jpg" height=380 width=507></a><br> <b><big><big><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/easterncanada.html"><font color="#000000">Eastern Canada Trip (2013)</a></big></big></b><br><br> <br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/pacificnorthwest.html"><img border="0" src="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/PNW/rainier-51s.jpg" height=380 width=507></a> <a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/pacificnorthwest.html"><img border="0" src="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/PNW/victoria-26s.jpg" height=380 width=507></a><br> <b><big><big><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/pacificnorthwest.html"><font color="#000000">Pacific Northwest Trip (2012)</a></big></big></b><br><br> <br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/canadianrockies.html"><img border="0" src="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/CR/jasper-67s.jpg" height=380 width=507></a> <a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/canadianrockies.html"><img border="0" src="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/CR/lakelouise-12s.jpg" height=380 width=507></a><br> <b><big><big><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/canadianrockies.html"><font color="#000000">Canadian Rockies Trip (2012)</a></big></big></b><br><br> <br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/westernrockies.html"><img border="0" src="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/WR/hotspring-60s.jpg" height=380 width=507></a> <a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/westernrockies.html"><img border="0" src="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/WR/tetons-49s.jpg" height=380 width=507></a><br> <b><big><big><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/westernrockies.html"><font color="#000000">Western Rockies Trip (2011)</a></big></big></b><br><br> <h1 align="center">Minor Trips</h1> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/sdsafaripark.html"><img border="0" src="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/SDSafariPark/sdsafari-99s.jpg" height=310 width=550></a><br> <b><big><big><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/sdsafaripark.html"><font color="#000000">San Diego Zoo Safari Park (2018)</a></big></big></b><br><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/eclipse.html"><img border="0" src="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/Eclipse/eclipse-14s.jpg" height=380 width=507></a><br> <b><big><big><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/eclipse.html"><font color="#000000">Total Solar Eclipse (2017)</a></big></big></b><br><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/floridakeys.html"><img border="0" src="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/FK/floridakeys-10s.jpg" height=380 width=507></a><br> <b><big><big><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/floridakeys.html"><font color="#000000">Florida Keys Trip (2016)</a></big></big></b><br><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/minnesota.html"><img border="0" src="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/Minnesota/superior-34s.jpg" height=380 width=507></a><br> <b><big><big><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/minnesota.html"><font color="#000000">Minnesota Trip (2014)</a></big></big></b><br><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/dreamweek.html"><img border="0" src="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/DreamWeek/dreamweek-50s.jpg" height=380 width=507></a><br> <b><big><big><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/dreamweek.html"><font color="#000000">Dream Week: Orioles Baseball (2014)</a></big></big></b><br><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/sweden.html"><img border="0" src="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/Sweden/sweden-67s.jpg" height=380 width=507></a><br> <b><big><big><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/sweden.html"><font color="#000000">Stockholm and Kiruna, Sweden (2009)</a></big></big></b><br><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/colorado.html"><img border="0" src="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/Colorado/colorado-26s.jpg" height=380 width=507></a><br> <b><big><big><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/colorado.html"><font color="#000000">University of Colorado (2008)</a></big></big></b><br><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/london2007.html"><img border="0" src="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/London2007/london-07-64s.jpg" height=380 width=507></a><br> <b><big><big><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/london2007.html"><font color="#000000">London Research Trip (2007)</a></big></big></b><br><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/cork.html"><img border="0" src="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/Cork/ireland-28s.jpg" height=380 width=507></a><br> <b><big><big><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/cork.html"><font color="#000000">Cork and Environs, Ireland (2007)</a></big></big></b><br><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/umdbasketball.html"><img border="0" src="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/UMD/duke2007-6s.jpg" height=380 width=507></a><br> <b><big><big><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/umdbasketball.html"><font color="#000000">Maryland Basketball (2007)</a></big></big></b><br><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/champsbowl.html"><img border="0" src="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/UMD/champs-14s.jpg" height=380 width=507></a><br> <b><big><big><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/champsbowl.html"><font color="#000000">Champs Sports Bowl (2006)</a></big></big></b><br><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/iceland2005.html"><img border="0" src="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/Iceland/iceland-05-48s.jpg" height=380 width=507></a><br> <b><big><big><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/iceland2005.html"><font color="#000000">Iceland Trip (2005)</a></big></big></b><br><br> <h1 align="center">Video Travel Blogs</h1> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6P5D3GjrDOA"><img border="0" src="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/Alaska/dalton-72s.jpg" height=380 width=507></a><br> <b><big><big><font color="#000000">Video Travels 2015: Alaska</b></big></big><br> <b><big><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6P5D3GjrDOA"><font color="#000000">Part One: Anchorage, Kenai Fjords, Denali</a></big></b><br> <b><big><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTQwrafBTyM"><font color="#000000">Part Two: Fairbanks, Prudhoe Bay, The Arctic</a></big></b><br> <br><br> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKl2Xk7MJZY"><img border="0" src="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/EasternCanada/labrador-41s.jpg" height=380 width=507></a><br> <b><big><big><font color="#000000">Video Travels 2013: Canada</b></big></big><br> <b><big><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKl2Xk7MJZY"><font color="#000000">Part One: Toronto and Ottawa</a></big></b><br> <b><big><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPYTkIX3bnw&index=3"><font color="#000000">Part Two: Montreal and Quebec</a></big></b><br> <b><big><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmY__SOPt6A"><font color="#000000">Part Three: Gros Morne and Labrador</a></big></b><br> <b><big><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t6KH8H58EQ&index=5"><font color="#000000">Part Four: St. John's and Newfoundland</a></big></b><br> <br><br> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLjl8S2etxY"><img border="0" src="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/PacificNW/olympic-45s.jpg" height=380 width=507></a><br> <b><big><big><font color="#000000">Video Travels 2012: Pacific Northwest</b></big></big><br> <b><big><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLjl8S2etxY"><font color="#000000">Part One: Mount Rainier, WA</a></big></b><br> <b><big><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnyz7N-P5vs&list=PLABCBCE770370A80F"><font color="#000000">Part Two: Olympic Peninsula, WA</a></big></b><br> <b><big><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PrROkHcgoU"><font color="#000000">Part Three: Butchart Gardens, BC</a></big></b><br> <b><big><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLi_PVdNnqo"><font color="#000000">Part Four: Capilano Suspension Bridge, BC</a></big></b><br> <b><big><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-tIjSMz9_g"><font color="#000000">Part Five: Skyline Trail, AB</a></big></b><br><br> <h1 align="center">Alphabetical List of All Travel Pages</h1> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/cologne.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Aachen and Cologne, Germany</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/amsterdam.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Amsterdam, The Netherlands</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/badlands.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Badlands, South Dakota and Devil's Tower, Wyoming</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/banff.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Banff and Yoho, Alberta and British Columbia</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/bergen.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Bergen, Norway</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/bern.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Bern, Switzerland</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/bratislava.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Bratislava, Slovakia</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/brussels.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Brussels, Belgium</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/budapest.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Budapest, Hungary</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/champsbowl.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Champs Sports Bowl</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/colorado.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>University of Colorado</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/copenhagen.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Copenhagen, Denmark</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/cork.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Cork and Environs, Ireland</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/dalton.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>The Dalton Highway and the Arctic, Alaska</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/delft.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Delft and The Hague, The Netherlands</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/denali.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Denali National Park, Alaska</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/dreamweek.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Dream Week: Orioles Baseball</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/exitglacier.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Exit Glacier and Anchorage, Alaska</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/fairbanks.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Fairbanks and Environs, Alaska</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/floridakeys.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Florida Keys Trip</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/grandtetons.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>The Grand Tetons, Wyoming</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/grosmorne.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/icefields.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Icefields Parkway, Alberta</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/iceland2005.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Iceland Trip (2005)</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/jasper.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Jasper National Park, Alberta</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/kenaifjords.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/labrador.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>The Labrador Coast, Labrador</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/lakelouise.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Lake Louise, Alberta</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/london2007.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>London Research Trip (2007)</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/luxembourg.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Luxembourg City, Luxembourg</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/umdbasketball.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Maryland Basketball</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/minnesota.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Minnesota Trip</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/montreal.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Montreal, Quebec</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/mtrainier.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Mount Rainier, Washington</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/rushmore.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Mount Rushmore, South Dakota</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/munich.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Munich, Germany</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/newfoundland.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Newfoundland (Western and Central)</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/niagara.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Niagara Falls, New York and Ontario</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/olympic.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>The Olympic Peninsula, Washington</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/oslo.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Oslo and Lillehammer, Norway</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/ottawa.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Ottawa, Ontario</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/prague.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Prague, Czechia</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/quebeccity.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Quebec City, Quebec</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/iceland.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Reykjavik and Environs, Iceland</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/saltlake.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Salt Lake City, Utah</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/saguenay.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Saguenay Fjord, Quebec</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/sdsafaripark.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>San Diego Zoo Safari Park</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/seattle.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Seattle, Washington</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/stjohns.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>St. John's and the Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/strasbourg.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Strasbourg, France</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/sweden.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Stockholm and Kiruna, Sweden</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/toronto.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Toronto, Ontario</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/eclipse.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Total Solar Eclipse</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/vancouver.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Vancouver, British Columbia</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/victoria.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Victoria, British Columbia</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/vienna.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Vienna, Austria</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/yellowstone1.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming: Grand Canyon</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/yellowstone2.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming: Old Faithful</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/zermatt.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Zermatt and the Matterhorn, Switzerland</b></big></a><br> <center><a href="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/zurich.html"><font color="#000000"><big><b>Zurich, Switzerland</b></big></a><br> <br><br> <center><img src="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/travelsmtop.png"><br><a href="http://www.sullla.com/"><img border="0" src="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/travelsmbot1.png"></a><a href="http://www.sullla.com/"><img border="0" src="http://www.sullla.com/Travel/travelsmbot2.png"></a><a 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