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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 […]

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 […]

Top Travelers Reveal Their Best Trips Part 2

Where will you go next year? Part 2 of Travelers revealing their top destinations is here!

Albania is Jim’s top pick of the places we visited last year. We took a great little road trip to some fantastic places and it just surprised us how warm and friendly the people were as well as how much […]

Best Way to Cruise Alaska? with the Alaska Marine Highway!

Best Way to Cruise Alaska? with the Alaska Marine Highway!

Do you like to cruise?  I’ll bet that one you’ve always wanted to do is Alaska! I’m right, aren’t I?  fter living in Alaska and calling it home for eight years, people ask me about cruising to Alaska all the […]

Tombstone, Arizona from Gunfights to Gas Stations – It’s A Real Blast!

Tombstone, Arizona from Gunfights to Gas Stations - It's A Real Blast!

Heading to Arizona in August may not be the smartest thing that we have ever done, and certainly not the coolest, but when you’re going to visit family and have only a truncated amount of time, sometimes there really is […]

Reflections on Destinations in Oceania, North America, and South America

Destinations in Oceania, North and South America

These three continents, plus Antarctica, represent the largest amount of land in the world.  Unfortunately much of it is extremely difficult to get to, and by that I mean financially.  Jim and I have not done any of the Caribbean, […]

New York City by Water

New York City by Water

A Different View of NYC- One with a Splash!   Let’s face it, if you want to visit the Statue of Liberty, climb the ground, and walk around the island, there’s only one way to do it. You have to […]

Walking the High Line in New York City

Walking the High Line in New York City

Blooms and Relaxation on the High Line Every summer we try and get back to the US to visit family, and whenever we’re on the East Coast one place we love to go is New York City. We don’t like to spend […]

Summer in Denali National Park

Summer in Denali National Park

Making the Most of a Trip to Mt. McKinley Whenever I’m talking to fellow travelers, the conversation usually gets around to talking about where I’m from. Now for those of you who are nomadic or transient you know there’s no […]

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