Puerto Penasco, Mexico & the Organ Pipe Cactus

In retrospect, this road trip could have been considered a bit of a reunion tour, stopping off at places I had visited during my carefree college days. But I was eager to visit many of the places again, since they had started to fade from my memory. Puerto Penasco is one such place; a getaway I…Continue Reading “Puerto Penasco, Mexico & the Organ Pipe Cactus”

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Big Island

New beginnings are difficult. It’s never easy walking in the opposite direction of the way you came. The same question runs over in my mind time and time again. How do I keep going?  The Big Island of Hawaii was in essence the start of my journey in a new direction. Even given my mixed feelings at the…Continue Reading “Is it summer yet? – The Big Island of Hawaii”

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A Hidden Gem in the Mountains

Fall; such a perfect blending of the long summer days and the crisp air slowly creeping in. As the official day of winter quickly approaches, this is a tribute to fall; arguably the best season to get out and explore even on those rainy days. This fall we had the opportunity to visit the area around Leavenworth; a magical German town set…Continue Reading “A Hidden Gem in the Mountains”

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Huayna Picchu

It was an early start as we walked down the narrow streets to the bus stop. There were no cars in Aguas Calientes aside from the buses that zipped up and down the single street leading to the switchbacks to Machu Picchu. Bouncing down the road, surrounded by tourists of all nationalities, images raced through my head….Continue Reading “Machu Picchu – The Lost City”

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