About Sara Stamey

Award-winning author Sara Stamey’s journeys include treasure hunting and teaching scuba in the Caribbean and Honduras; backpacking around Greece and New Zealand; operating a nuclear reactor; and owning a farm in Southern Chile. Resettled in her native Pacific Northwest, she taught creative writing at Western Washington University. She shares her Squalicum Creek backyard with wild critters and her cats, dog, and paleontologist husband Thor Hansen. Visit her BVC Ebookstore bookshelf.

The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 14: Khao Sok National Park

Continuing your virtual vacation with Thor and me, join us in a hike through the oldest evergreen rainforest in the world. NOTE: Due to a lot of “Life” this week, This is a Rambling Writer Rerun. We’ll return to Florence, … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 15: Out and About in Florence

Your Virtual Italy Vacation continues with local color as Thor and I ramble around Florence. NOTE: Since European travel is still tenuous with the pandemic continuing, I’m continuing my blog series offering a virtual vacation and time-travel to my first … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 14: Florence Duomo and the Last Judgement

Your virtual Italy vacation continues and Thor and I visit the Florence Duomo and two versions of The Last Judgement. NOTE: Since European travel is still tenuous with the pandemic continuing, I’m continuing my blog series offering a virtual vacation … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 13: Florence, Piazza della Signoria

Your virtual Italy vacation continues as Thor and I admire the magnificent statuary in Florence’s “public living room.” NOTE: Since European travel is still tenuous with the pandemic continuing, I’m continuing my blog series offering a virtual vacation and time-travel to … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 12: Highlights of Florence

Join Thor and me as we resume our 2008 virtual Italy vacation with previews of Florence, city of the arts. NOTE: Since European travel is still tenuous with the pandemic ongoing, I’m continuing my blog series offering a virtual vacation and time-travel … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Kauai: Highlights

Join Thor and me for highlights of a quick trip to the island of Kauai. NOTE: After way too many months without travel, Thor insisted on an R&R escape to Hawaii this April. He’d been keeping on eye on the … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits the Big Island, Hawaii, part 9: Night Swim with Manta Rays

Join Thor and me as we swim at night among giant manta rays off the Big Island coast in Hawaii. NOTE: After way too many months without travel, Thor insisted on an R&R escape to Hawaii this April. He’d been … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits the Big Island, Hawaii, part 8: Petroglyphs!

Join Thor and me as we walk among thousands of petroglyphs carved in lava beds by native Hawaiians. NOTE: After way too many months without travel, Thor insisted on an R&R escape to Hawaii this April. He’d been keeping on … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits the Big Island, Hawaii, part 7: Kilauea Volcano

Join Thor and me as we visit the volcano caldera and expansive lava fields created by ongoing eruptions still building this geologically-new island. NOTE: After way too many months without travel, Thor insisted on an R&R escape to Hawaii this … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits the Big Island, Hawaii, part 6: Painted Church Road

Join Thor and me as we enjoy the Big Island’s beautiful Painted Church and more highlights along the road. NOTE: After way too many months without travel, Thor insisted on an R&R escape to Hawaii this April. He’d been keeping … Continue reading

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