Category Archives: Travel Tips

Lower Antelope Canyon…video

A couple of years ago, we did a tour of Lower Antelope Canyon, a spectacular slot canyon near Page, Arizona. Prior to that, we did Upper Antelope Canyon. If you have to choose between visiting Lower or Antelope Canyon, my opinion … Continue reading

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Florence Italy: A Feast for the Senses

It’s the time of year when many people are planning trips to Europe. Below is an article my wife wrote about Florence, Italy several years ago but the information is still relevant today. And by the way, if you are … Continue reading

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Tagwhat…A Great Mobile Encyclopedia

Ever find yourself on a street, or even entire town, where you’ve never been before? Or maybe you’ve been there a thousand times before. Either way, would you like to know the story behind the businesses, museums, monuments and assorted … Continue reading

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Lost Baggage Hell

This post was written by my wife: Maybe you too have been there. The large crowd of people huddled around the baggage claim area slowly dissipates and suddenly you realize that you’re the only one standing there. Then you hear a clunk … Continue reading

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Is Adventure Travel Right for You?

This post was written by my wife: Dictionary.com defines adventure travel as a “vacation or trip to a natural environment or remote location with the specific purpose of active physical participation and exploration of a new experience” (the bolding is … Continue reading

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How We Pack for an Adventure Trip

√  Training hikes completed √  All reservations made and confirmed √  Mail and newspaper stopped √  Arrangements made for the neighbor kid to mow the lawn √  Plants watered sufficiently √  Oh yeah, and the dishwasher has been repaired after it stopped working just 3 days before the … Continue reading

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Getting in Shape for Kamchatka: Our Training Hikes Part 2

Part 2 of training hikes we’ve undertaken to get in shape for our trip to Kamchatka. Part 1 of training hikes can be found here: http://wp.me/p17pbW-bG 7.  One of our favorite summer hikes is Horseshoe Mountain.  With an elevation of 13,900, it’s … Continue reading

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