Remembering Dad on Father’s Day

Even 23 years after his death, I still miss my Dad. Memories of him came back when we traveled recently to the Southwestern US. Dad took six weeks off work twice - once to drive my three oldest siblings across the US, and again to take the three youngest years later. Dad was a family … Continue reading Remembering Dad on Father’s Day

Rafting the Grand Canyon, an adventure in the American Southwest

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. You are on the trip of a lifetime - an adventure in the American Southwest … Continue reading Rafting the Grand Canyon, an adventure in the American Southwest

Rome on an Angels and Demons Inspired Self-Guided Walking 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 Angels and Demons Inspired Self-Guided Walking Tour

Packing for a River Rafting Trip, the Grand Canyon

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 Packing for a River Rafting Trip, the Grand Canyon

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

Safari in the Okavango Delta – Africa’s Unspoiled Wilderness

The Okavango Delta in Botswana 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. If you are traveling to the Okavango Delta, be prepared for the best … Continue reading Safari in 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