A Day on the Colorado River – rafting the Grand Canyon

You wake early. A million stars shine overhead, with the smudge of the Milky Way clearly seen. An occasional bat darts by as it gathers its nocturnal meals, and you duck into your sleeping bag until the danger is past. One by one the stars disappear as the darkness fades. And the camp comes to … Continue reading A Day on the Colorado River – rafting the Grand Canyon

Rome on an self-guided Angels & Demons Tour

We're always looking for different approaches to our travel adventures - biking, photography, and foodie tours- but when we knew we were spending some time in Rome we decided to revisit one of our favorite novels - Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. We'd read this book when it was first published and remembered how … Continue reading Rome on an self-guided Angels & Demons Tour

Rafting the Grand Canyon, a packing guide

Just when you think you've got carry-on packing down, you book a two week long rafting and camping adventure, and it's back to square one. We are traveling with a rafting company which saves us having to pack food and equipment, but we're still challenged with what to bring. We'll be on the river in … Continue reading Rafting the Grand Canyon, a packing guide

Oahu: Essential Guide for First Time Visitors

We were lucky to have friends and family who'd lived in Hawaii and shared great advice with us. Hopefully our experience as first time tourists will help you plan your trip. Hawaii has been on our list forever, but from the East Coast it's easier to fly to Europe than to Hawaii. When we finally … Continue reading Oahu: Essential Guide for First Time Visitors

Travel Gifts They’ll Actually Use

Mother's Day, Fathers Day, graduations, weddings, etc. Spring and summer bring lots of gift-giving opportunities. With the summer travel season approaching why not use those opportunities to pick out something your traveling relative or friend will really love! Destination guides, gift cards, and other basics are always welcome, but we've put together a list of … Continue reading Travel Gifts They’ll Actually Use

The Okavango Delta – Africa’s Unspoiled Wilderness

The Okavango Delta was the 1000th site designated as UNESCO as a world heritage site. I'm inclined to think that they saved that special number just for this environment as it is one of the most spectacular spots on earth. The delta is actually an alluvial fan, an inland river delta created as the Okavango … Continue reading The Okavango Delta – Africa’s Unspoiled Wilderness

Responsible Travel Begins at Home

People travel for many reasons - adventure, culture, education, wilderness. We do a bit of all these things, but focus our biggest trips on earth's treasures. This produces a conflict - we thrill to explore natural places and be in the presence of wild creatures, but the trips themselves cause damage to these same environments. … Continue reading Responsible Travel Begins at Home