2021 Year in Review: Your Favorite Posts


We are empty-nesters relishing the time we have now for travel adventures. We love wildlife, photography, and active travel – on bike or on foot. We sprinkle in a bit of luxury travel when we’re able to and feel it’s really worth it.

The challenge is balancing our love of exploring with our commitment to living a green, responsible life. We’ve made changes in our lifestyle to offset our travel and focus on sustainable travel practices and destinations.

We enjoy researching a trip as much as we do the journey itself. But despite the planning, we know that the most important items on our packing list are flexibility and a sense of humor. We hope to inspire you to achieve your bucket list dreams.

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  • camel in front of pyramids
  • white church against blue Mediterranean in Santorini
  • elephants on serengeti

Trips of a Lifetime

Bucket List travel destinations and experiences.

Special Interest Travel

Active adventures, UNESCO sites, cycling, food, wine, and photography

Check out our latest posts!

Sustainable Travel: globetrotter’s guide to being a responsible tourist

Focus East African Safari: photos to inspire from Kenya and Tanzania

Elephants on the savanna in Kenya East Africa safari

European Luxury Travel

We’ve been fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit Europe many times, but there’s still so much more we want to see and explore!

A Few of Our Readers’ Favorite Posts:

Plymouth at 400: a local’s guide to the perfect weekend

And our follow-up for families!: Best Things to Do in Plymouth With Kids

Travel in Your 60s: a collaboration of Bucket List destinations for empty-nesters

Retirement bucket list adventure travel ideas

Ethical Tourism: visiting the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi.

Sheldrick orphanage elephant babies