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The mountain vacation that wasn’t

The mountain vacation that wasn’t

Instead of heading out-of-state for Memorial Day we planned a week-long return (2021, 2022) to the NC mountains. As the title of this post indicates, it simply wasn't meant to be... On 11am Friday...

Spain 2018: drive through Andalusia

Spain 2018: drive through Andalusia

Our transit day between Seville and Costa del Sol didn't quite live up to my hopes and plans, in large part due to the rainy, dreary weather. Hopefully we can see Zahara de la Sierra and some of the...

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...

Memorial Day Weekend: NC waterfalls, day 2

Memorial Day Weekend: NC waterfalls, day 2

Waterfalls We only got to see one waterfall on Sunday due to unpredictable weather and simple bad luck. Elk Falls was closed due to an accidental drowning and several other falls were inaccessible...

Memorial Day Weekend: NC waterfalls, day 1

Memorial Day Weekend: NC waterfalls, day 1

Where We Stayed I decided on Morganton as a base for our waterfall weekend and found an Airbnb rental within a ten minute walk of restaurants and breweries downtown. We had our own en suite bathroom...

UK 2015: Glencoe and Ben Nevis

UK 2015: Glencoe and Ben Nevis

Heading north out of Callander we stopped briefly at the Trossachs Mills for a few shots of Hamish and Honey, the wooly highland cows. A few miles down the road, and though my car registered the...

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...

cog railway to Pikes Peak

My dad insisted on all of us taking the trip up to the top of Pikes Peak and because the roads were closed, that left the cog railway. When we picked up our tickets they let us know that the track...

waterfalls and Rocky Mountain National Park

After acquiring our rental car (Hertz takes forever, so I only use them when we get quadruple credit on Southwest), we headed west to Boulder and our first stop of the trip—Boulder Falls. The sun...

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)