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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...

NC mountains, April 2022: waterfalls

NC mountains, April 2022: waterfalls

During our week in the mountains we made sure to seek out several waterfalls that we hadn't yet visited. On a beautiful Sunday we focused our effort along Forest Rd 475, hitting the following: Cove...

Patagonia: Alerce Andino National Park

Patagonia: Alerce Andino National Park

For our last full day in the Lake District we ventured south to Alerce Andino National Park to visit a couple of waterfalls and scenic lake overviews. Unfortunately, this was also our most...

Patagonia: Puyehue National Park + Las Cascadas

Patagonia: Puyehue National Park + Las Cascadas

We awoke to a grey and drizzly morning, but with hope that the rain would be relatively minimal, headed north on the 2+ hour drive to Puyehue National Park. Our GPS was set to avoid toll roads as it...

Namibia: Waterkloof Trail

Namibia: Waterkloof Trail

Before leaving Sesriem we filled up at the petrol station, then pointed Google maps to Namib-Naukluft National Park for the Olive Trail hike... unfortunately, Google gave us bad directions and we...

Namibia: Sossusvlei

Namibia: Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei was one of the anchor points of the trip, a destination we had built our itinerary around and had been looking forward to for months. The evening prior we talked with the gate guard and...

Scotland 2018: Glen Coe, Hidden Valley, Glen Etive

Scotland 2018: Glen Coe, Hidden Valley, Glen Etive

Needing a break, our friends took Wednesday off from hiking, so Leandra and I set off on our own to explore Glen Coe. On an earlier trip we had driven through and loved the views, so for this trip...

Dublin: daytrip to Wicklow

Dublin: daytrip to Wicklow

I found a crazy cheap rental car deal for the weekend so on Saturday we headed south out of town for the day toward Wicklow Mountains National Park. Light rain turned to light snow and as we...

Canadian Rockies: Yoho Valley Trail

Canadian Rockies: Yoho Valley Trail

On Wednesday morning we still hadn't heard any good news from our house-sitter, but once again, I figured someone had found Riesling and would bring her into a local vet's office or the shelter. She...

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)