Rome! Too Much to See in This Crazy City.

Holy smokes. There is a lot to see in Rome, a city that’s hot, crowded, expensive, and wonderful. I flew to Rome on my way from Munich to Santorini because it was the… Continue reading

The Local Side of Santorini, Greece

While traveling in Chile I met a girl from Santorini, Greece. We were similar age, both traveling alone and staying at La Sirena Hostal in Los Lobos near Pichilemu on the coast. I… Continue reading

Hiking to Winchester Mountain Lookout Near Mt. Baker

Every year around my birthday I try to take a solo trip somewhere. I’ve been doing this for so many years and it’s such a great way to enter a new year –… Continue reading

Rooftop Terraces, Donkeys, Mosaics and Snails in Fez, Morocco

My mom and I visited Fez, Morocco, back in late March and I’m finally working on those photos. As I’m doing so I realized just how much I loved that city! It’s hilly,… Continue reading

Getting Lost in the Parc del Laberint

Up a hill on the north side of Barcelona’s outskirts lies a hidden gem of a park: Parc del Laberint d’Horta. Hidden to me at least, I hadn’t heard of it once in my… Continue reading

A Day in the Life of a Traveler – ie How to Stay Happy as Things Line Up Beautifully and Fall Apart Ten Times in the Course of One Day

Many many people I know travel, but there are so many different ways to do it – how long is a good length of time? what type of accommodations? how do you like to… Continue reading

Off-Season Island Life on Ibiza

In April I spent one amazing week living the island life of Ibiza. The reputation it’s always had in the States of being purely a party island was superseded by my reality there.… Continue reading

Top 11 Photos from Our French Polynesian Paul Gauguin Cruise

Tahiti, Mo’orea, Bora Bora, Rangiroa…. For years I dreamed of traveling to these Polynesian islands but truly thought I wouldn’t get to visit them anytime soon. The thing that made them so alluring,… Continue reading

In Awe of Gaudí’s La Sagrada Familia Church in Barcelona

La Sagrada Familia is the notorious church in Barcelona whose construction began over 100 years ago under Gaudí and the final project isn’t slated to be done until 2030. To me the outside… Continue reading

Loving the Mountain Town Charm of Ripoll, Catalonia, Spain

Part of why I do what I do (in the living sense, not the career sense) is that for whatever reason, I absolutely love traveling places on a whim. Just thinking about it… Continue reading