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Texas Road Trip

We'd planned to go snorkeling in the Caribbean but COVID forced us to stay in the USA. We took the opportunity to drive to Big Bend National Park to go hiking instead. And hit Austin and San Antonio for some urban exploring, and Port Aransas for the beach and birds.

mountain view

Glacier National Park

Plan A was England and Wales. COVID-19 scuttled that. Plan B was a trip to three national parks (Glacier National Park in the USA and Banff and Jasper National Parks in Canada) but the Canadian border was closed due to COVID-19. So Plan C ended up being a road trip to Glacier. Which was still great!

Thunder Ridge area

Fort Myers and the Blue Ridge

We were supposed to be in Spain, but the worldwide pandemic canceled that. So we went on a quick road trip to Florida instead, figuring that we could bail out and head home any time. And we were glad we did, because we ended up doing just that!

reading on the deck


Three weeks of sun, sand, snorkeling, and relaxation at Tobacco Caye, Caye Caulker, and Placencia. With a little rainforest and a trip to the zoo mixed in.

red maple

Lake Michigan (Mostly)

We spent two weeks in September camping on the Lake Michigan coast, at four different Michigan state parks: Wilderness, Young (on Lake Charlevoix), Interlochen, and Ludington.


Australia and New Zealand

Australia has been on my bucket list forever. New Zealand was added after the Lord of the Rings movies. We combined two trips of a lifetime into a single seven-week adventure on the other side of the earth to Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Uluru, Cairns, and Auckland, Wellington, Nelson, Dunedin, Te Anau, and Queenstown.

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Recently published trips

Hawaii: The Big Island and Kauai

Two weeks of hiking and snorkeling, with some lava thrown in.
Fall 2016

Hawaii: Maui and Kauai

Two weeks of highlights, including a day on Oahu.
Winter 2008

Upcoming trips

Natchez Trace and the Gulf

A three-week road trip replacing the trip to Spain we had planned for 2020, postponed to 2021, and now kicked to 2022. A scenic few days on the road followed by some relaxing time at the beach.
Spring 2021

North Wales and the Lake District

Four weeks of hiking, castles, and scenic train and bus trips, followed by a few days in London. Postponed from 2020 to 2021.
Fall 2021

Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao

Seven days on Aruba, nine on Bonaire, and ten on Curaçao, snorkeling, hiking, and hanging out at the beach. Postponed until 2022.
Winter 2022


Three weeks in Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Cordoba, Granada, plus day trips. Postponed from 2020 to 2022.
Spring 2022

Most recent posts

bath houses in Hot Springs

Driving Home from Texas

We detoured to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge and Hot Springs National Park on our way home since we were driving right by. Both are worth a short stop.

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log in waves

North Padre Island

North Padre Island is lots of grass and sand and very flat. There’s not much in the way of hiking trails either. It has an understated beauty.

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