Tag Archive: life

Sydney, Australia

  Sydney is the gateway to Australia for the many travelers who make their way down under. It’s the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. It’s a sprawling city that spans west… Continue reading

Tahiti’s West Coast Paradise

      People travel to Tahiti every year, looking for a slice of paradise. You don’t have to go far on this small island. Majority of the larger accommodations are on the… Continue reading

Panama City, Panama

  When one plans to travel to Panama, the Panama Canal will always be on the itinerary, so a stay in Panama City is required. The city is located at the Pacific entrance… Continue reading

Portugal, Fatima and Beyond

Travel through Portugal and you’ll be exposed to the beauty of its countryside and the rich history of the region. Take in everything the city has to offer but hit the road pass… Continue reading

Paris Wanderings

    Romantic Paris, a different type of destination for this solo traveler. My travels usually take me to far off mountains and hidden waterfall locations. But, the draw of Paris pulled me… Continue reading

Reykjavik and Western Iceland

I knew my travels around Iceland were coming to an end as I awoke in Borgarfjorour in west. I had just spent two days in the north just hours ago. I didn’t expect… Continue reading

Iceland’s Northern Region

Travel along Iceland’s Highway 1, commonly known as the Ring Road, and it will take you to the island’s northern territory. On the fourth day of my tour, we worked our way from… Continue reading

Iceland’s Golden Circle and South Coast

  I recently returned from my travels in Europe and I am starting with the last place I visited as it’s the most memorable of all. Iceland was more than I expected, and… Continue reading

Wandering Europe

  With the acts of terrorism in Europe dominating the world news, I’m sure some tourists have had second thought about travel there. It’s only human nature to have these thoughts and fearing for… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Safari

  One of the top items on most traveler’s bucket list is an African safari. An expedition following animals in its natural habitat, we follow them like a creepy stalker or paparazzi on a media star.… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Persistence

    Persistence is a trait of champions. Those who continue on the path even in the face of adversity in the endless pursuit of the difficult. The optimistic who believe that the objective is… Continue reading

Relaxing Cancun

      I recently returned from a unique travel experience. No, it wasn’t an epic trek, or spotting of Sasquatch, but a great time where I spent most of my time relaxing.… Continue reading

Expedition Bali, Land of The Gods

  My travels to Bali are behind me know and I can truly admit to you that it surpassed my expectations. This tropical destination is at the top of many travelers’ list and… Continue reading

Bali’s Waterfall Trek

  Bali’s Waterfall Trek a Jungle Hiking Experience     Follow the Pacific Ocean to where it meets the Indian Ocean and you will find the island of Bali. The island isn’t that… Continue reading

Hiking Mecca

    Hiking Mecca is probably not a phrase you hear too often. Would you need a permit to do this? Do you need to renew your passport? You wouldn’t need either of… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – The Shore

  The Shore   Hug the shores, let others try the deep. – Virgil Man Cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.  -Andre Gide  … Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Thanks!

  Thanks!   It’s Thanksgiving weekend here in the United States so I wanted to use this opportunity to give thanks to god for such a wonderful year of travel and experiences. Thank you… Continue reading

Hiking Whiting Ranch

    Living in the middle of civilization, it can be tough to find good hiking trails. In the heart of Orange County, California, is the Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park which encompasses approximately… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Dawn Awaits

    Dawn Awaits   Awake, open your eyes to the light of a new day. Dawn breaks on this wonderful world. Rise, shake of the misfortunes of the previous day as dawn awaits. Cherish the… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Downhill

    You’ve done all the hard work and preparation. You toiled and reached the pinnacle. Enjoy the fruits of your labor and the downhill portion of life. But, be wary as other… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – The Ledge

    Some need to tread near the ledge to feel alive. Staring at disaster and conquering one’s fears can be quite exhilarating. There are times to walk the edge and other times to just… Continue reading

Adventurous Banff, Canada

    Adventurous Banff, Canada   The postcard town of Banff is more than just a beautiful photo opportunity. Adventure can be had, even around the area of the town. There are a… Continue reading

Hiking The Continental Divide

    Hiking the Continental Divide   High in the Rockies lays the Continental Divide, a high point in the mountains which divides the direction of the rivers. If the stream or river… Continue reading

Conquest of Larch Valley

    Larch Valley   My fourth day in Banff started out like the others, an early wakeup call and I was off to breakfast. The difference was the light rain that had… Continue reading

Finding Silverton Falls

    Silverton Falls   Silverton Falls is a long cascading waterfall near the much heralded Johnston Canyon Falls. It doesn’t get nearly the attention that Johnston Falls gets so you most likely… Continue reading

Moraine Lake & The Twenty-Dollar View

  Moraine Lake   Just a short drive from Lake Louise is a smaller lake, smaller in size but as spectacular as any of the surrounding lakes. It’s situated in the Valley of… Continue reading

Lake Louise, Canada

  Lake Louise   Travel along Canada’s Highway 1 west of Calgary and south of Jasper and you will come to Lake Louise. Just 45 minutes from the town of Banff in Alberta, Canada, is… Continue reading

Discovery of Banff

  Discovery of Banff   I hope you excuse me for my ignorance. I had never heard of Banff, Canada. My ignorance had kept me from the knowledge of such an amazing place.… Continue reading

Mount Baldy & The Convenient Hiker

  Mount San Antonio, or better known as Mount Baldy, isn’t the highest mountain in Southern California but it’s the highest in the San Gabriel Mountain Range. Mount Baldy is visible from much… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Three Wise Monkeys

  Three Wise Monkeys see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil. They go about there lives with enjoyment, swinging from tree to tree, enjoying the fruits of the forest. From… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Playtime

      Playtime   Most of the world is not fortunate enough to have playgrounds filled with swings and slides for children to play with.  How do they exercise their pent-up energy? The world becomes their playground.… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Shimmering Sunset

  Shimmering Sunset   The golden hour, the end of another day. No matter how awful it was it will always end with magic. The lucky few enjoying the end of the day… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Family Bond

    Family Bond   Your family bond can be strengthened if you share goals, do family responsibilities together, have family meetings, encourage and support each other, and eat meals together. Accomplish these… Continue reading

My Top 10 Unique Travel Experiences

      There is so much to see and do in the world and in my position as a part-time traveler I’ve just touched a small portion. With that said, I’ve still experienced… Continue reading

Playa del Carmen

    Playa del Carmen   Loved places or things often have multiple names associated with it. There is such a place located on the Mexican coast, an area off the Caribbean on… Continue reading

Whale Sharks of The Yucatan

I travel not to escape life, but to live it. After all, our time is limited as mortal beings. I just returned from a trip to the Yucatan that featured one of the… Continue reading