Trip Report
Walking Scotland–An Outlander Experience on the Great Glen Way

Walking Scotland–An Outlander Experience on the Great Glen Way

Hiking, Haggis and Humor in the Highlands I met a real Jamie Fraser on my hike through Scotland on the Great Glen Way. Actually, his name was Steve, and he was our guide on the 79-mile hiking adventure along the Caledonian Canal in the Highlands of Scotland. But he...

Walking and Biking Easter Island Rapa Nui

Walking and Biking Easter Island Rapa Nui

Walking and Biking Easter Island Rapa Nui I cried the first time I saw the Easter Island statues, the Moai. Maybe it was that I had been waiting since 5th grade to see these magnificent sculptures, or perhaps it was the exceedingly difficult bike ride I had taken to...

5 Unusual Things to Do Emerald Pools Zion National Park

5 Unusual Things to Do Emerald Pools Zion National Park

5 Unusual Things to Do at Emerald Pools in Zion National Park (note: this post was updated in 2022.) Zion National Park, a southwestern Utah must-stop, fashions gorgeous views and wild imaginations. Avoid the crowds by doing these 5 unusual things. Most folks will...

5 Unusual Things to Do in Monument Valley

5 Unusual Things to Do in Monument Valley

Five Unusual Things to Do in Monument Valley (note: this post was updated in 2022) Monument Valley, Utah, one of my most favorite places in the US, is often overlooked by travelers doing the great western park loop of our National Parks.  It shouldn't be. Monument...

Save Money in Mexico through Time Share Presentation

Save Money in Mexico through Time Share Presentation

Save Money in Mexico through Time Share Presentation If you're getting ready to go to Mexico, especially Cancun or Cabo San Lucas, you've heard it from everyone--run as fast as you can from the Time Share Hawkers. But I'm here to tell you, they're your friends, and...

Walking in Oaxaca and the Villages of Mancomunados

Walking in Oaxaca and the Villages of Mancomunados

Walking Oaxaca--A 12-Day Trekking Adventure The best part of the trip is the journey. 12-day Oaxaca Trek in the Sierra Madre Mountains On our Oaxaca trip, a 12-day trekking adventure in the Sierra Madre mountains south of Mexico City, change was constant and brought...

The 12 Hikes You Must Do This Year in the US

The 12 Hikes You Must Do This Year in the US

The 12 Hikes You Must Do This Year in the US As COVID and the vaccine swirl in our communities, we're all itching to move after a year of not moving. With international travel still just on the horizon, this is the year to take advantage of the glorious hikes we have...

3 Fantastic Moderate Moab Hikes and a Suggested 3-day Itinerary

3 Fantastic Moderate Moab Hikes and a Suggested 3-day Itinerary

3 Fantastic Moderate Moab Hikes Mo-ahhh-b. It's such a delicious place to hike, bike, relax and get away for a great walking vacation. With so many choices on where to hike in Moab, you can get a bit overwhelmed and perhaps stuck in the crowds. As a day-hiker, I find...

How to Get Married in Alaska on a Glacier

How to Get Married in Alaska on a Glacier

How to Get Married on a Glacier in Alaska (note: this post was updated in 2022) Steve and I dated for a year, then got engaged for a year, and then planned our wedding. For our fifth wedding (third for him, second for me) we refused to do things the way everyone else...

Western National Parks Roadtrip 2900 Miles

Western National Parks Roadtrip 2900 Miles

The Great American Western National Parks Road Trip My ideas for road trips come out of the most simple conversations. Since my daughter would be going to overnight camp in Arizona, why not make a giant road trip out of it and hit my favorite places in the US? The...