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Giant Tortoise, Isla Isabela, Galápagos, Ecuador

I don’t think this guy has a name, like his predecessor Lonesome George, but he’s enjoying the good life at the Tortoise Breeding Center on Isla Isabela in the Galápagos. One of the things we learned while in the Galápagos last week is that there were, at one time, 15 species of Galápagos tortoises, and […]

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Not the most photographed spot in Yosemite, but iconic nonetheless. The Ahwahnee Bridge may have to go because its sturdy piers inhibit river flow. When the river is flowing, that is.

Confessions of a Serial National Park Visitor

The best deal in the world for mature travelers is undoubtedly the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) visitor pass for $10. That’s a lifetime pass good at some 2,000 national parks, monuments, and federal recreation areas. It also admits up to three passengers in the car with the old man. (Lucky me.) And did I […]

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Our 2014 Travels in 50 Photos

2014 was our biggest year of traveling yet. We visited 19 countries, including a long driving trip in the western United States. We saw, in order, the United States, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, back to the United States, Greece, England, France, Switzerland, Italy, and Slovenia. I made […]

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