Alaska

  Alaska I grew up in the Rocky Mountains and I’ve been to the Swiss Alps, so I thought a trip to Alaska would be similar to my earlier outdoors experiences.  It was not even close.  The exquisite and pristine beauty is like nothing I’ve experienced before. There is a purity to the wilderness* in…

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal One of the quirkiest things we noticed in Lisbon was the manner in which the transportation personnel would go on strike, which they did frequently. They would give the public several days warning, indicating the start and stop dates so everyone could make other arrangements. This is very kind and civilized but doesn’t that…

Wales

  Southern Wales One of the most beautiful, serene places I’ve ever been. It’s elegant, peaceful, noble. A perfect place for codddiwompling (definition:  to travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination). In fact, to travel in any other manner would do this exquisite setting an injustice. When you visit, take time to breathe, stand in…