My name is Rand Blimes. I have a job I love (teaching political science at BYU-Hawaii), a family I adore, and a never-ending desire to see as much of the world as I possibly can. I started the Because Travel Blog to explore the cultural, physical, psychological, social, and spiritual effects of travel . . . and to share some great stories and photographs.
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The sunrise at Waiahole Beach Park, Oahu.
This is a view from the rooftop restaurant we ate at our very first night in #India . The city of #Madarai , with its many temples and hordes of friendly pilgrims, was a wonderful introduction to India for us.
Sunset in the Chukhung valley, Khumbu region of Nepal
Two schoolgirls in #Turtuk , #India . Who knows what these two are planning? I hope it is a bright future.
Sunset at Olmsted Point in #Yosemite National Park
#Madrid , #Spain . When I travel, I travel to eat. And Spain is the only place outside of Asia that cracks my top 5 favorite food countries.
#Ladakh , the mountainous region in northern #India (and one of my favorite places in the world), is made for road trips. Due to its strategic location near both Pakistan and China, the military maintains some of the best roads in India. Because the roads are so good, drivers have a tendency to go too fast. Thus the region is sprinkled with funny signs like this one, reminding drivers to slow down.
A wat (temple) in Chiang Mai, Thailand
A small creek channeled into a crack in the red rock in Zion National Park, US