My husband travels all over the world and sometimes I'm lucky enough to go with him. And whenever I go to these places, I wander around taking lots of photographs, eating good food, and meeting local people while he works. (A writer's life is tough!) In 2011, I invited two little bears to accompany me on my trips. Hector and Blanche are the Explorer Bears. They have their own web site and a blog. That's Hector on the right. Blanche is below, making friends in San Francisco. Please visit the Explorer Bears web site, and encourage any kids in your life to do so too.