There is an awesome narrow trail in San Diego county called the Annie’s Canyon Trail. Here is a photo of me hiking the trail a few weeks ago.


On travel companions…

I’ve done a lot of traveling in my life and I hope to do a lot more traveling before it’s all said and done. As such, I’ve really come to appreciate how much of a difference it makes to have good travel companions. It can really make the difference between an amazing trip and a disastrous trip. If you’re not sure whether or not somebody will make a good travel companion for you, there are some things you should consider…

Going Parasailing for the First Time (and I’m Afraid of Heights)

I was having a lovely weekend getaway on the Florida Gulf Coast when it was suggested to me by a friend that we should go parasailing.

Perhaps it was the fact that I was a bit sleep deprived, but when she mentioned parasailing, the picture that popped into my head was that of wind surfing. Don’t ask me why. It’s just one of those things where your foggy mind pictures one thing when really everybody else is talking about something completely different.

Inspiring Traveler Interview- Janae from

I have the pleasure of bringing you a really special interview for today’s post. I would like to introduce Janae, who lives and works at the McMurdo Station, a United States Antarctic research center. I’ve asked her a series of questions about what it’s like to live and work at the bottom of the world and she has shared some awesome insights. You can read all about her adventures at

Old travel Series: Bruges (Europe, Part 9)

Our next day in Belgium was a free day for the most part. Norwood and I didn’t get up as early as we probably should have, but we did make it downstairs in time for breakfast, so that’s good. It was the usual hot tea and breads with cheeses for me, but only this time they had croissants, which made the breakfast even better. After breakfast, we went upstairs to finish getting ready for the day and then we were out on the town.