the matterhorn zermatt switzerland

This photo of the iconic Matterhorn rising behind a field of new snow is part of Tom’s photo exhibit “Time Zones” at the Icebox Gallery in Minneapolis through April 29. Click the photo, or here, for more info and to see the rest of the exhibit…if you can’t make it to Minneapolis.

Cradle Mountain Tasmania Trek

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania: Stop for the View, Stay for the Trek

[NOTE: We traveled in Australia and Tasmania back in early 2012, using a rental car and our own devices to get around. Recently, World Expeditions asked us to write about a couple of our memorable hikes for their #BestMountainTrek series. I wrote about my 2011 experience hiking Patagonia’s Torres del Paine here. While World Expeditions […]

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murcia girls in white

Time Zones, A Photo Exhibit, Minneapolis, March-April 2017

This is a catalog, of sorts, of my travel photography exhibit at Icebox Gallery in Minneapolis, March 25-April 29, 2017. Hours are Thursday-Friday from 10-6, and Saturdays from 12-5. There’s a special opening on Thursday, April 6 from 5-9 p.m. The gallery is also open by appointment. Call 612.788.1790. If you are in town, please […]

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Sherry and Vanessa toast to the next challenge: destination unknown.

Seasoned Traveler Finds European Adventure with Competitours

Last year we wrote about a company that calls its competitive European mystery tours “SightDoing” rather than sightseeing. This year, a competitor from the 2015 experience talked to us about how this all played out from the traveler’s perspective. Competitours began their wacky form of small group tourism eight years ago. The gist of the […]

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Karstic formations, limestone, Viñales, Cuba

Beyond Havana, Part I: Hiking Nature Parks in Cuba

As excited as we were to visit Cuba for the first time, we were even more psyched for plans to hike its National Parks and see a variety of places across the western half of the island. Like a lot of people, our concept of Cuba’s topography was sketchy. Mountains? UNESCO Biospheres? Protected species? Yes, […]

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