Finding Your Rhythm on the Camino de Santiago

How is it that the Camino de Santiago across Spain still captures the individual imagination with some of the hardships and rewards of a wilderness experience, even in the midst of a populated area?

By |2018-05-16T09:34:21-05:00May 4, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Camino de Santiago, Europe, Spain|19 Comments

Training for a Bike Tour in Italy, Kris and Tom Style

Training 101: Shovel bike out of the snow. This seems like a good day to talk about the extensive training Tom and I are factoring into our upcoming Italy bike tour. As you [...]

By |2018-10-29T13:23:05-05:00April 19, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Cycling, Europe, Italy, Packing Tips, Travel Tips|Tags: , |6 Comments

When Your Car Falls Through the Ice

Gary Thompson of Tri-State Diving. Freshwater diving in the summer gives way to salvaging vehicles that have fallen through the ice in the winter. Gary Thompson is the guy you call when your [...]

The National Parks of the United States by State

This is a list of National Parks by state. We've linked our stories to the parks we have visited. There are 61 U.S. National Parks, including two in American Samoa and the United States Virgin Islands.

Planning Your First Europe Bike Tour

Photo by BikeTours.com The responses we get to our travels tell us a lot about what’s trending in the minds of senior travelers: what parts of the world they want to visit and [...]

By |2018-05-12T01:22:56-05:00February 27, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Cycling, Europe, France, Italy, Travel Tips|Tags: |18 Comments

Views of Olympic National Park, Washington

The vistas of Olympic National Park are spectacular. We spent two days walking around Olympic National Park in Washington. It's spectacular for several reasons, but unusual because of the various eco systems it [...]

Why You Should Travel to Cuba

This is why you should travel to Cuba now. First, Cuba is a living country, not a gaudy painting of an antique car on somebody's basement wall.

By |2019-01-29T21:03:57-05:00February 3, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Caribbean, Cuba, Nature and Wildlife, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |16 Comments

2017: The Year in Photos

The past year was a bit strange for us as we traveled much less than we usually do. We made it to eight countries (not counting the U.S.) including only one we hadn't been to [...]