Blog posts from beaches
Seychelles: La Digue sights

Seychelles: La Digue sights

Anse Severe This was our 'local' beach, just down the street from our accommodations, and featured multiple beach bars. Eric tried snorkeling on our first day but the combination of shallow water...

Seychelles: Praslin sights

Seychelles: Praslin sights

Fond Ferdinand Park Vallée de Mai is the most popular spot to see the famous coco de mer palm trees, but it is expensive at $30pp. Instead, we opted for the smaller and less expensive Fond...

Seychelles: Mahe sights

Seychelles: Mahe sights

Anse Royale Beach Our flight landed in the morning, and we had several hours to kill before we could check into our self-catering place. Since the weather was nice Eric pointed us to Anse Royal...

Labor Day weekend in Oak Island, NC

Labor Day weekend in Oak Island, NC

Over Labor Day weekend we were invited to stay at a house two blocks from the beach in Oak Island, NC - how could we say no? Oak Island is less than a 3 hour drive from our place, but we still made...

Oregon 2021: coastal drive

Oregon 2021: coastal drive

We left our Monday free of wine tasting reservations in the hopes of visiting the Oregon coast, and thankfully, the weather cooperated with our plans. Our plan was to check out the section from...

NY Summer 2021: beaches

NY Summer 2021: beaches

In 2021 we made a concerted effort to get to a beach for sunset several times a week - while conditions didn't always cooperate with great light, each visit was still worthwhile. Bailie Beach A...

NC Outer Banks, May 2021: beaches and lighthouses

NC Outer Banks, May 2021: beaches and lighthouses

Bodie Island Lighthouse We didn't try to go up the lighthouse, but enjoyed the views from the ground. On the far side is a boardwalk through part of the marsh where we saw an Eastern King Snake and...

Grand Cayman: snorkeling

Grand Cayman: snorkeling

Grand Cayman is famous for Stingray City, but we were not interested in a (pricey) boat tour with a bunch of other tourists. Instead, we went snorkeling from the shore at two locations south of...

San Diego: sites

San Diego: sites

Ocean Beach During a quick break from my conference we enjoyed some sunshine while exploring Ocean Beach, walking down the pier for views of the coastline and the surfers enjoying the storm-driven...

Oregon: the coast

Oregon: the coast

After a leisurely drive from Portland we reached our first stop along the coast, Ecola State Park. The road through the park takes you through a lush green forest before ending at Indian Beach and...

Malaysia: Batu Ferrenghi

Malaysia: Batu Ferrenghi

Where We Ate After arriving from the airport and getting checked in, we wandered around a bit, then ducked into Siggi's Beach Bar (at the Shangri-La) when it started raining. I had a glass of rose...

Wellington: botanical gardens & coastal views

Wellington: botanical gardens & coastal views

Since breakfast was good the day before, we returned to Sweet Mother's Kitchen. Eric got scrambled eggs on toast and I got a flat white with an order of beignets and the breakfast burrito. Service...

San Sebastian: sights and beaches

San Sebastian: sights and beaches

Our first night in San Sebastian we spent avoiding drunk teenagers in the Old Town by walking across the bridge to the Gros district. Tasty food was found, along with peace and quiet and this view...

Summer Euro 2013: Lanzarote sights, days II & III

Summer Euro 2013: Lanzarote sights, days II & III

On our second day on Lanzarote we headed along the west coast to El Golfo. First we stopped in town to find an ATM... then continued along the side highway LZ-701 through the barren landscape......

Summer Euro 2013: Lanzarote sights, day I

Summer Euro 2013: Lanzarote sights, day I

The landscape of Lanzarote is stark and dramatic, with volcanic rocks of all colors surrounding small pockets green vegetation. We were based in Playa Blanca so we mostly explored the southern and...

Our Itinerary

2024 Trips

San Diego, CA (Jan)
Sarasota, FL (Feb)
Valencia, Spain (Mar)
Mallorca (Apr)
Croatia (May)
Faroe Islands (Aug)
London, UK (Sept)
Bari, Italy (Sept)</br />Rome, Italy (Oct)
Frankfurt, Germany (Oct)

2022 Trips

Florida (Feb)
NC Mountains (Apr)
Washington DC (Apr)
Valencia, Spain (May)
Hilton Head, SC (May)
Pacific NW (Jun)
Long Island (Jul)
Florida (Sept)
Chicago (Sept)
Poland (Sept)
NC Mountains (Nov)
Euro Xmas Markets (Dec)