Tag Archive: life

Grand Canyon

Summer is upon us and I had plans on enjoying the sun and sand before the summer crowds. My itinerary was set for an eight day slow paced drive through the Florida Keys.… Continue reading

The West Coast Experience – Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is relatively a small island but it has multiple regions that do stand apart from each other. The west coast of the island is known for its slow pace vibe and… Continue reading

San Juan, Puerto Rico

My hopes of the pandemic diminishing its hold on life were to optimistic. The Omicron variant is raging throughout the world which complicated my plans. I had planned on starting the year off… Continue reading

Oahu, Hawaii

Hawaii was one of the most popular destinations prior to Covid and, when it re-opened, the islands where over-run with visitors this past summer. It played a part in the rise of Covid… Continue reading

My Top 20 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 some amazing… Continue reading

We Are All Heroes

  A hero is someone that is larger than life with abilities beyond the norm. Of course, there are comic book heroes with special abilities, non human powers. On a practical level, we… Continue reading

My Awakening

    I’ve often been asked what drives me to travel so much. You mean “seeing beautiful places and discovering the world” isn’t explanation enough! I’ve had the travel bug since I was… Continue reading

Into the Sun

  I run toward the sun for its warmth, its light and its vitality. I forsake the possibility of burning in its rays as I soak up the energy which illuminates the day. I… Continue reading

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