For our first hike of the season in the U.S. Northeast, Nicole and I journeyed up Mount Tremper which looms above the quaint, small town of Phoenicia, New York. Three miles up and three miles back, for a total six mile out-and-back, the rocky trail gains nearly 2,000 feet in elevation en route to an abandoned fire lookout tower…Read More
When hiking in northern Scottsdale, the Pinnacle Peak trail is unquestionably the place to see and be seen. Conveniently located just off of Alma School Road, the trail is usually crowded with tourists, outdoorsy locals clad in the latest hiking gear, and trail runners wearing next to nothing and hollering for others to step aside as they zoom by...Read More
Heading northeast from Phoenix to Santa Fe, the road signs to the Petrified Forest National Park are not promising. From the Interstate, it looks like scrub land. But a mere mile off the road, the land opens up into an otherworldly kaleidoscope landscape of desert reds, browns, and oranges.We figured the best way to express the Park's beauty was through the photos Nicole took along the way....Read More
After our grueling experience climbing Volcan Villarrica a week prior, Nicole and I were gun shy to set off on further trekking expeditions during our two week stay in Pucon, Chile. Nonetheless, since Pucon is an outdoor paradise, we didn't want to waste time there not taking advantage. And if...Read More
"Such and such is a MUST DO!" is so overused in travel writing. Spend time reading travel blogs and you will have fourteen "must dos" to cram into your next weekend getaway.
But, for anyone spending time in Burgundy, bicycling the Voie des Vignes is a MUST DO! Along with touring Halong Bay and snorkeling in Nha Trang, both in Vietnam, this was the most fun I've....Read More
In my opinion, the best travel writing touches on a traveler's setbacks and difficulties; no one wants to read about blissful days spent frolicking by a pool in picturesque settings.
If you share my view, you will surely be disappointed with this post. :)...Read More
The highlight of our stay in Phong Nha village came about because of the eating binge I had been on prior to leaving for our trip.
Before I get into that, one sidenote is that, in our humble opinions, anyone travelling to Vietnam should make time for a stay at this village within Phong Nha - Ke Bang national park. We loved the contrast of staying in a small, rural village after the hustle and bustle of Hanoi. We stayed at a little hotel, the Phong Nha Coco House...Read More