As I prepare for another Monday, I find myself thinking about the passage of time (mostly because I wish the weekends would go by a little bit slower than they do). Of course, thinking about the passage of time gets me thinking about numbers and clocks. Thinking about clocks makes me think about famous clocks in Europe that I have seen or would like to see. I’m good at thinking in random tangents, like that.
It is currently 8:30am here in Kauai and I have had a restful morning so far. We arrived in Lihue yesterday after a very long day of airports, planes, and a particularly long layover at the Honolulu airport. Still, I was immediately captivated by Kauai before I even stepped off the plane. As we landed on the airport runway, I was greeted with spectacular land formations and lush vegetation. There really is no way to describe it other than to say that it takes your breath away.
The Kalalau Trail is the premier trail on Kauai. A rugged, 11-mile trail that ends at the spectacular Kalalau Beach, it’s something that should be on every hiking enthusiast’s bucket list. If you’re not in tip-top shape, however, there are options for you to enjoy this trail, too, so definitely check it out if you’re reasonably fit.
This reference might be going a little far back, but have you ever seen that episode of The Simpsons when Homer daydreams about the land of chocolate?
It’s one of those inevitable realities of long-distance travel. Still, you don’t have to arrive at your destination looking and smelling like somebody who just hiked the Appalachian trail. With a little bit of strategy, you can arrive actually looking (and smelling) like a human being. You’re welcome.
When you’re 80 years old and you look back on the things you’ve done in life, you won’t remember that new shirt or that week where you ate out every meal instead of cooking at home, but you sure will remember that time you trekked across the Pacific Crest Trail or went on a Kenyan safari.
It’s another Wanderlust Wednesday and today I’m dreaming about Iceland.
Iceland is a place that has long captured my imagination with it’s dramatic landscapes, glaciers, black sand beaches, waterfalls, and hot springs. It looks like an otherworldly place that I simply must visit as soon as I am able.
The Musée d’Orsay in Paris is one of the most wonderful art museums I’ve ever visited in my life. Everybody knows that when you visit Paris, you should stop in and see the Louvre, but the Musée d’Orsay is often overlooked. That’s a shame, because it’s incredible. Located on the Left Bank of the Seine, it is housed in the former Gare d’Orsay, which was a railway station around the late 1800’s. The building is absolutely gorgeous and worth a visit in and of itself, but the collection is spectacularly impressive as well.
It’s a city full of culture, diversity, history, and beauty. It’s a place where one can spend an entire day traversing on foot and only scratch the surface of the wonders the city has to behold. It is a regal city, a city of the arts, a vibrant world capital.If I could live in any city in the world, it would be London.
Different people have different styles of travel. For some, an adventure wandering around a new place and discovering hidden treasures might be just the thing. For others, however, hanging out by the pool sipping cocktails might be just what the doctor ordered. I usually fall solidly on the adventure side of things, but when an opportunity to travel presents itself, I take it. So it was that I found myself spending a week at an all-inclusive resort in Cancun.