I use Google Reader too, but have noticed in my stats that people have visited me through Bloglines. I've always wondered what that was about, I have signed up, but haven't been able to understand it as well as Google Reader.
I use igoogle as my homepage and found Google Reader through that - I have a Google Reader widget on my homepage. I like it because I can get a glimpse of new posts by their title throughout the day and all I have to do is click on the widget to read the full posts.
If you are an avid traveler like we are there is nothing like tracking your overseas visits whether it's electronically with digital maps or even on interactive canvas maps. While digital maps are fun, yes, we agree that physical canvas world maps are the best.