I have always enjoyed travel. There is the excitement of seeing new places and learning new things. My first sight of the mountains and the ocean are still in my mind.

With age my travel became more purposeful. It has become an opportunity to study a new part of the world; to understand its history, culture, and people. What I learn makes more sense when I can connect it to a place I have visited and often the actual site an event took place. It makes it real and understandable.

Of course, there is simply the escape and relaxation the goes with some travel. I can enjoy that but often not for long.

I have written travel diaries and blogs for some of my trips. For some I have put the pictures and my narrative into a video. The links below will take you to my trip pages.

John Muir Trail
Lake on John Muir Trail

Past Trips

Backpacking in Yellowstone National Park

Heart Lake and Mt. Sheridan


Denali National Park and Kenai Fjords National Park

Galapagos Cruise

Our week-long cruise to the Galapagos Islands with Lindblad/National Geographic in August 2019.

Backpacking in Olympic National Park



Trip to Nara, Kyoto, and Tokyo in October 2018


Week in London in April 2018

Mediterranean Cruise

Venice, Dubrovnik, Greece and Turkey

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