Planning a Visit to Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon is a breathtakingly beautiful slot canyon near Page, Arizona.  A visit here is a bucket list destination for many people, but planning a visit to Antelope Canyon can be daunting. This is Navajo tribal land and can only be accessed with a Navajo guide. A slot canyon is a narrow canyon formed by … Continue reading Planning a Visit to Antelope Canyon

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 self-guided Angels and 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 and Demons 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

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

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