Fly away with me-Paris (2)

Posted on January 31, 2015

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”-Marcel Proust  During my week of research in Paris, I shot a lot of photographs. I needed to feel and see the people, streets and everyday life of Paris. With my two cameras, a Nikon CoolPix S9500, a gift from my …Read More

Ready, Set…Let’s Go!

Posted on April 12, 2014

“Travel teaches toleration”-Benjamin Disraeli I am featuring guest blogger Kendra Thornton for this special story. She contacted me regarding our favorite places to travel. Although we have listed some of our top picks, trust me it wasn’t easy, at least not for me. I could have listed twenty more but I did not want to …Read More

Cool Colors and Cider Drinks

Posted on November 28, 2013

“Of  all the seasons, autumn  offers the most  to man and requires the least of him.”-Hall Borland Hot Cider anyone? It’s that time of the year when cool winds of the upcoming season tickles our cheeks and whispers in our ears that winter is on its way. Autumn’s fingers tap the leaves that hang bright …Read More

The Need to Flee

Posted on October 26, 2013

“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travels sake. The great affair is to move.” Robert Lewis Stevenson – Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes There are times when running away is fun. To get away from all the grown up and expected responsibilities that label us once we pass the age …Read More

Oh So Simple

Posted on June 3, 2013

“Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t.”-Richard Bach I can’t believe that it’s been a month plus since returning to the mainland. I was foolish enough to think that a little rest and returning to my old stomping grounds would make me ok and …Read More

Love the Land (G and G part 3)

Posted on March 3, 2013

“Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul.” During the month of January, I started a personal event called gratitude and giving. It is my way to give back to others for the blessings I’ve received. Through this volunteer program came another challenge. In the next series …Read More

It’s Hana Baby!

Posted on December 14, 2012

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”-Martin Buber If you ever travel to Maui, HI you must take the one time trip to Hana. I’ve traveled it three times within the last five months and still find something new that I missed the time before. Starting from Pa’ia, an upbeat town of shops …Read More

A Hike, Yikes! (GSA chp. 7)

Posted on November 13, 2012

“To enjoy life, you must first, seek it out.”-Lila Here we go… The Challenge If someone invites you to do a hike with them, think twice about what you are about to get yourself into. It will be your true test of spirit. The challenge took place at Waihe’e Ridge Trail, Maui, HI, and from the start is no …Read More

Tahquitz Canyon & a.k.a Turtleback (CA chp.4)

Posted on June 17, 2012

“The volume of nature is the book of knowledge”-Oliver Goldsmith Citizen of the World Tahquitz Canyon For people who follow my posts, understand that I’m a loner, a solo traveler. Since arriving in California, I’ve come across people that have hung around for more than a day or two. One of these is Yolanda, whom I’ve named, …Read More

Park Rangers Rock! (MD. chp. 6)

Posted on January 27, 2012

If anyone ever tells you that Park Rangers are dull, boring people, take a walk in the opposite direction. National Parks and Wildlife Refuge Rangers in general, Rock! This I know. The Kindness of Strangers These are the folks, along with wonderful volunteers, that greet numerous people on a daily basis. In fact, lets’ ramp …Read More