An American Family in Valencia

Posted by on Nov 29, 2019 in Europe, Spain, Travel Tips | 6 Comments

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt On our first day of Spanish class in Valencia, Laurie and I met another couple even crazier than us. Some people think we were nuts to sell our house and live a life on the road. Jon and Kari have […]

Land of Two Thousand Arches

Posted by on Apr 14, 2019 in Hiking, National Parks, United States | No Comments

In a world that is becoming increasingly virtual, the parks remain places of visceral beauty. Nevada Barr, American Author You may not have been there yourself, but you’ve undoubtedly seen pictures of Arches National Park. On our current journey through the southwestern US we managed to spend two days hiking through this unique area, located near […]

Winning the Lottery: The Wave

Posted by on Feb 12, 2019 in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit. Edward Abbey One hundred and two applicants–all vying for only thirty spots. It was the largest group of the year applying in person to be able to hike into the Coyote Buttes North wilderness—better known as “The Wave.” Even though it was a frigid […]