I’ve been neglecting this space while soaking up summer rays and catching lake waves, but I haven’t neglected to travel. It seems like the last few years’ trips are random long weekend outings, and that theme continued through this summer and into early fall. We revisited the amazing Colorado and ventured northeast twice. Random thoughts, … More Quick Trips, Long Impressions
Winter is over (or is it coming, or is it here?), but I’m going to write a quick post about insane quantities of snow. We had an opportunity to visit Jackson Hole, WY in February in the middle of an insanely snowy month (as in 193 inches of snow that month – a record-breaking February). … More Whoa, Wyoming!
I’ve recently returned from a two night stay in Asheville, where we took full advantage of this open-minded North Carolina town. Trip highlights included: Dinner at Curate, a much-celebrated, Spanish-style tapas restaurant. Our food memories of Spain made this stop a must, and we couldn’t pass up the fantastic jamon, pan con tomate and machego. The … More Food, Fizz and Falling Water: Asheville, Part Dos
It’s almost time to revisit Asheville, NC … More Asheville: We’re Coming Back!
The pedestrians spread across the intersection like a mass of balloons dropped on a tiny gymnasium floor. It was 8:30 a.m. when we stepped out of our Uber in Midtown Manhattan, and we had spent our first, post-LaGuardia hour creeping through the a.m. rush. But, really, how else should you interject yourself into a truly … More The Bigger City
The trail changed from ankle-turning, edgy rocks, to soft sands either white or silver, to root-laden, hollow dirt paths, to patches of sole-sucking bog. Our scenery changed from dense forest to unusual ground-hugging vegetation, with wind-stripped pine trees jutting courageously out from high ground. The elevation changes, while noticeable, were not dramatic, and the rocks … More Dolly Sods, WV – A Day Hike
There’s a beach we visit to listen to the buckets of dropping saltwater, our breeze-dulled murmurs, and grainy, muted footsteps. Our closest neighbor probably wouldn’t hear us yell, and our phones are barely functional. It is perfect. There are other beaches we’ve visited, too. The ones wholly responsible for building a resort city, with a boardwalk … More Silent Beaches
Our sunshine therapy trip is booked: We’ll be heading to Miami Beach for a long weekend soon. This is actually our third stay Miami, a trip made easier by regular direct flights and the allure of consistent warmth and beautiful beaches. We look forward to revisiting Miami’s liveliness, and I’ll be sharing the details in this … More Next Stop: Miami Beach
The U.S. National Park Service made a few headlines this week. After angering its new leader by tweeting actual photos of inauguration crowds, it was then caught up in an attempt by the new administration to wipe federal agencies clean of climate change facts. In its futile efforts to wash multitudes of data from the national … More Support Our National Park Service
We’ve been home for a little while now. I’ve shuffled through my pictures at least once, perhaps twice. As I return to the routine-driven life, I wish to be back on my feet again, tromping through sand or rocks or clay in my hikers, which are now worn in, cozy, and have most definitely lost … More Hindsight: Thoughts About the Southwest from “Back Home”