Jumping into Salta, Argentina

Light spring foliage in the Huaico Reserve makes it easier to spot birds–but not any easier to photograph them. When you think of Argentina, chances are Salta isn’t the first city to come [...]

Visiting Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego Sensations

Kris and Tom at the end of the world. With its back to the world, the town of Ushuaia on the island of Tierra del Fuego at the bottom of Argentina casts its [...]

Interview with a Galapagos Guide

A first in the Galapagos Islands: me, my knees, and a Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP) We’ve never kept a ‘bucket’ list of places to visit before we die. But if we had, the [...]

Beyond Havana, Part I: Hiking Nature Parks in Cuba

Limestone karstic formations, Viñales, 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 [...]

Surprises Along the W: Trekking Patagonia’s Torres del Paine

I realize now that trekking the ‘W’ in Patagonia’s Torres del Paine National Park was something I should have been better prepared for. So when I heard recently that World Expeditions was looking for #BestMountainTrek [...]

By | 2017-11-28T21:25:12+00:00 September 26, 2016|Active Travel, Chile, National Parks, South America|9 Comments

Nova Scotia: History, Cuisine, and Natural Beauty

St. Ann's Bay along the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia Nova Scotia offers its own brand of history, cuisine, natural beauty, and recreation. It wasn’t an hour off the Digby Ferry [...]

Views of the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

Saint Ann's Harbour. Frankly, by the end of our day I was a little confused at what we were looking at. Or which way we were looking. But I was assured that this was [...]

By | 2016-08-22T09:59:05+00:00 August 22, 2016|Canada, National Parks, North America, Photo of the Day|6 Comments

Adventure Travel in Quebec, a la Kris and Tom

This suspension bridge over Fjord du Saguenay was our destination on my first Via Ferrata. Before we even left for Quebec, we faced some tough decisions. The centerpiece of our visit was a [...]

Getting Away to the North Shore

From Shovel Point looking back southwest to Palisade Head We’ve already posted some pretty pictures from the North Shore. But for anyone within striking distance–and that includes folks from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Manitoba, and [...]

Thoughts on Driving the Southern California Desert

It wouldn't be Southern California without extremely eccentric expressions of individuality, like Salvation Mountain near the Salton Sea. Cars can be art as well as transportation. I'm of two minds when it comes [...]

By | 2016-04-21T13:31:42+00:00 April 18, 2016|National Parks, North America, United States|13 Comments