National Parks were a big part of the motivation behind planning this segment of our current adventure – the Pacific Coast road trip. As National Park maniacs, it was becoming – with each passing year – more and more unacceptable that we hadn’t yet made it to Yosemite. That’s as bad as being a gambler who hasn’t been to Las Vegas. Read more
Last year, we decided to – from time to time – highlight some of our most spectacular past journeys under an “Awesome Adventures” heading. To qualify, the journey has to be the best of the best. There aren’t many.
So far, we’ve only gotten around to sharing details from our visit to Antarctica and our quest to see the Northern Lights. Today, in honor of our All American month and the London Olympics, there’s a new Awesome Adventure to share. Read more
We have a questionably sane relative who loves to tell us… “Eating is a pain. I hate taking the time to do it.”
Yes, despite massive internal struggles, we still have a relationship with that person. Even so, we don’t understand people who don’t like food. And don’t even get me started on people who don’t like cheese (dietary restrictions aside). Take, for example, the woman we met recently who couldn’t stand the thought of putting a couple of strings on her chili. “Yuck, none for me,” she said. We both looked at her like she was from another planet as we painstakingly piled perfect mountains of cheddar atop our bowls. Read more
We have vacated our dream rental apartment in Barcelona. As I write this, we’re sitting at the airport having a pre-flight, early morning cup of coffee. Yes, we’re back in the game with airlines and their nefarious ways. This time, with a real heavy-hitter, Vueling. You’ve probably heard of Vueling. It’s the airline that hasn’t met a fee it doesn’t like to impose.
Just don’t call to inquire about those fees because they’ll charge you to speak with someone. Take that, despite the fact that Vueling claims to be “always thinking about you.” How sweet. Read more
This may have been our best trip to New York City. Ever.
As I write this we’re sitting in a coffee shop in midtown. We’re working, caffeinating, eavesdropping and hoping we can get back to Seattle at some point today.
We’re scrolling through our pictures on the camera’s screen. They are as random as the last several days have been. They include: a hand-sized tortilla chip, a drag queen, lots of blue sky, new friends, the stage at the Palace Theater, many buildings, delicious hot chocolate, awful cinnamon toast, a dive bar, old friends, beef jerky and lots of do-overs. Read more
We’re back from Vegas, resuming a slower paced, blur-free life.
Here it is, the end of January, and we’re feeling way behind in our efforts to get travel mapped out for 2012. We’re just starting to make progress brainstorming the outline of possible itineraries. One thing looks fairly certain. No Europe. Read more
Looking back at some of the travel deals we got in 2011, there were some big standouts – like the remote cabin we scored in Alaska for about $50 a night.
Below, we’re highlighing five deals (okay, 3 deals and 2 trends) that really rocked our world. We want to see more things like this in 2012. Read more