Road trip! A couple weeks at the beach in Florida turned into a long weekend thanks to COVID-19, followed by a trip home via the Blue Ridge Parkway with overnights in Maggie Valley, Floyd, and Front Royal.

24 days of snorkeling and hanging out at the beach on Caye Caulker, Tobacco Caye, and Placencia, with a little hiking and wildlife thrown in at the zoo and the rainforest. One big surprise: the food! We expected lots of rice and beans. It was so much more than that.

Two weeks trailer camping on the shore of Lake Michigan at Wilderness and Ludington State Parks and near the shore at Interlochen and Young State Park near Charlevoix. This is a beautiful part of the state of Michigan and camping is a great way to experience it.

29 days in Sydney, Hobart, Melbourne, the red centre, and Cairns. Cities, coastline, beaches, rainforest, desert. Sightseeing, hiking, snorkeling, tours.

Part of a trip that included New Zealand.

15 days of Lord of the Rings sights on the north island in Auckland and Wellington, and natural wonders on the south island at Nelson, Dunedin, and Te Anau.

Part of a trip that included Australia.

A two-week trailer camping trip to Door County, Wisconsin and Tawas Point State Park on the Michigan shore of Lake Huron, two places sometimes dubbed “the Cape Cod of the Midwest.” (Our take: Door County, maybe.) Plus Cheboygan State Park

Two weeks island hopping the US and British Virgin Islands of St Croix, St John, Virgin Gorda, and Jost Van Dyke in the spring following hurricanes Irma and Maria. Snorkeling, hiking, and hitting the beach. 

Two weeks trailer camping at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park and near Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan’s upper peninsula, and at Petoskey and Sleeping Bear along Lake Michigan.