Destinations

Tracking Chimpanzees in Uganda

Chimpanzee Habituation Experience

If you have ever dreamed about being in the jungles of Africa, crashing through the forests to see the most amazing animals, then chimpanzee tracking should be on your list. Dressed in khakis from head to toe, a camera banging […]

Grappling with Tragedy at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum

Grappling with Tragedy at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum

September 11, 2001 The sun was shining, as small soft white clouds floated slowly across the sky. It was a warm day, a perfect September late summer afternoon. I had a long drive, nearly a two hour commute heading home […]

The Best Itinerary for Uganda Self Drive

Best Itinerary for a Uganda Self-Drive

“Where should we go? How about somewhere in Africa?” This I asked Jim a few months ago. His response floored me, “Uganda.” “Huh?” I’ll admit, it’s not the most intelligent reply, but I never even considered Uganda as a destination. […]

Deadly or Delicate? Exploring the Sonora Desert

Deadly or Delicate? Exploring the Sonora Desert

I love the desert. There is something about the sparse vegetation, the way the cactus rise up from such a dry soil, and the fact that even in this harsh environment so many living things flourish. When I first heard […]

A Fateful Detour to Lucerne, Switzerland

  I don’t know what it is about Switzerland, but over and over again we find ourselves in this gorgeous Alpine country. It might be the incredible mountain scenery, or the delicious cheese, or the perfectly managed farms; or maybe […]

Snow Monkeys in Hot Tubs – Bucket List Japan

Snow Monkeys in Hot Tubs - Bucket List Japan

I don’t know about you, but I’m fascinated with any type of animal, especially monkeys! So, anytime that I have a chance to see them in the wild, I take it. On our last trip to Japan, we rented a […]

Sailing and Fishing – Water Adventures from Stockholm

On a cool morning in August, we walked out to a quiet, empty boat dock in Stockholm harbor. We didn’t really know what to expect, except that we would be spending the day fishing and sailing through the Swedish Archipelago. […]

Best Travel of the Year at Reflections Enroute

Best Travel of the Year at Reflections Enroute

  As this past year comes to a close, Jim and I cannot be happier about what we’ve done, what we’ve seen, and the lessons learned along the way. Who says, “You can’t teach a dog new tricks?” It seems […]

Indulgence and Pampering, A Romantic Weekend at Castle Wernberg

Indulgence and Pampering, A Romantic Weekend at Castle Wernberg

Looking for that perfect romantic weekend? Need a night away from the kids? We have found the perfect place for you. Burg Wernberg, in the middle of the Oberpflaz region of Germany, is the perfect overnight getaway. The castle, built […]

15+ Our Favorite Places in Spain

15+ Our Favorite Places in Spain

We love Spain. It’s been in our blood for as long as we’ve been a family. In 1985 we tossed our tent and sleeping bags into our little red VW Polo, strapped our three-month old daughter in the car seat, and took […]

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