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June 1, 2020 – My novel Sailing Away is up on Amazon

“Sailing Away” is the follow up novel to “The Adventures of the Smith Family.” This novel is an adventure story filled many interesting characters, lots of adventures, a little romance and some history. If...

My novels -2020

This is R. C. Hand. Please take a look at my novels on this site before you leave. They are very different due to who I am and my background. Thankfully we are all...

St. Kitts-Nevis adventure

If you are looking for adventure and excitement, I suppose you might find them on these two beautiful islands. However, we came her to relax, snorkel and put on a few pounds. We were...

May 26, 2020 – Our trip to St. Kitts-Nevis – Some History

The Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis is located in the West Indies. The islands were discovered by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to the “New World” on November the 11th and 13th...

St. Kitts – Nevis – Fri. 22, May 2020

I will be putting up our 2014 photos of St. Kitts – Nevis today. It is a dual island nation on the border of the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Many veterinarian students come...

May 20, 2020 – My two finished novels

Hello, this is R. C Hand. “The Adventures of the Smith Family” is an 18th century English adventure tale. It is the first of two novels about the Smith Family and the perils they...

Tues. 19 – 2020 – Travel Medicine!

I’m not sure what all the fuss about taking Hydroxychloroquine is all about. We have taken it many times when traveling in countries where Malaria is a possibility. It is remarkably safe and effective....

May 16, 2020 – To my friends in Indonesia!

I want to thank all of you reading this in Indonesia. We have not had the pleasure of traveling there yet, but we will get there. We hope you are coping with this crisis...

May 13 – 29020 – Stress under lockdown? Let’s have some fun.

My nephew and his wife are singers. They performed in different clubs around Orange and L.A. County and at retirement homes until the virus came. They are now doing an hour show on Fridays...

Day 6 – Lanai – 2006

Sadly, this vacation must come to an end. We had a wonderful time and are renewed. We can go back to our life of work and living in reality knowing that someday if all...

Day 5 – Lanai -2006

We love to snorkel. We have done it all over the world. The water doesn’t have to be too deep or too warm. Just clear enough to see the wild life and any danger...

Day 4 – Lanai -2006

Time is standing still now. There are no phones to answer or work to do. I hope this is what our retirement will look like. Lying in a large soft bed with my wife...

Day 3 – Lanai – 2006

We decided after a nice evening of rest and dinning to go out to Shipwreck Beach the next day. It is a pleasant drive along a straight road lined with Star Pines as far...

Day 2 – 2006 – Lanai

We stayed at the Four Seasons at the beach when we went to Lanai. We live at the beach, but it is a soothing place to relax and recreate. Think about that word for...

May 11, 2020- Grandpa Ernie’s Secrets

This novel is back up on Amazon after being edited by Robert Cooper in San Anselmo, California. If you like to travel and you like adventure and intrigue, then this novel is made for...

The Adventures of the Smith Family by R. C. Hand

This novel was six years in the making. This historical fiction novel about 18th century England and a serf named Lawrence Smith. It is recently edited by Robert Cooper in San Anselmo, Ca. He...

June 1, 2020 – Free copy of The Adventures of the Smith Family.

I want to remind everyone that I am offering a free novel to the person who is first to email me at cowboyproductions52@gmail.com on June 1st. The same offer applies to the first letter...

Day 1 – Lana’i – 2006

I was still working in 2006, as was my wife. I was always self employed and lead a hectic work life. I did small repair on buildings. Most of my jobs took 55 minutes...

The El Camino Real

Do you know the story of the El Camino Real? Do you know about the bells along the way? It’s a very interesting story about a woman’s group in 1906 here in California and...

2018 -Boston and Eastern Canada – Sailing Boston harbor

We are off on another adventure through the North East and Eastern Canada. It is some of the most beautiful country in the world. The area is full of history and beauty. We had...

Back in Vancouver – 1996

We have arrived back in Vancouver after a wonderful trip. We were fortunate to see a sign somewhere that mentioned a large Indian Pow Wow. We decided to go. That was a great choice....

May 2, 2020 – Indonesia

I want to thank all of my friends from Indonesia for looking at my website. We haven’t made it there yet, but we will in due time. Please be safe and careful with this...

brian@ briantellsstories.com

I did an interview with a travel blogger from London a few weeks ago. He had seen my travel blog and website and found it interesting. The interview is about an our long or...

Ketchikan Alaska-1996

Ketchikan is at the south end of the Inside Passage. It is Alaskas first city. The area is home to the Tlingit, Haida and Tshimsian people. They each share some of their culture but...

Juneau, Alaska -1996

There is risk to everything. Marriage, most certainly is a risk. I have tried it twice, and the second has worked out quite well. Life, without risks, would be pointless. Let me say here...

Tracy Arm Fjord – 1996

The peaks in the distance are over 7,000 feet tall. The glacier has pressed and carved out its lonely resting place of millennia. As you cruise up the passage, watch out for large waterfalls...

Skagway Alaska – 1996

Skagway is the home of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. The population in 2019 was around 1,183 people. The density of Skagway is 2.1 person per square mile. The population doubles in...

Sitka Alaska

Sitka is the second oldest city in Alaska. It Was founded as a fur-trading post in 1799. Sitka, from the Tingit, can be a females name and means “people on the outside of Shee....

The Inside passage

This trip took place in 1996, by the way. These waters are sheltered by the Vancouver Island and the British Columbian mainland. It runs 1500 kilometers from Puget Sound in Washington State along the...

Our first stop – Victoria Island

We departed form the ship and boarded a newish bus. We passed through the oldest China town in Canada, saw the Empress Hotel and the Parliament Buildings in the capital of British Columbia. We...