Nova Scotia: At Last, At Last

We have wanted to get to this scenic Nova Scotia peninsula for decades. But despite having lived more than 20 years in Boston, it wasn’t until we moved to San Francisco that we finally got around to taking this trip. This introductory trip effectively took us three-quarters of the way around the peninsula (excluding only [Read more …]

24 Hours from Aspen to Vail: A One-Day Hiking and Dining Odyssey

You can drive between Aspen and Vail in two hours. But why would you want to? If you have time, you can take a more leisurely route. In fact, you have a choice of two such routes: The “express route”, northwest along Route 82 to the spa city of Glenwood Springs, and then east on [Read more …]

Planning an Exploration of Tuscany

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Maybe it’s the wine, maybe the food, the atmosphere, the people, the scenery, the medieval towns and villas, or maybe it’s a combination of all of them. But whatever it is, we love Tuscany. Any trip to Tuscan must include at least some of its larger cities. Florence is truly one of the [Read more …]

Active Itinerary: The South Dakota Nature and History Trail in Six Days

This blog provides a sample itinerary based on the experiences of our Summer 1212 trip, those of the things we missed that we wished we were able to do, and, knowing what we know now, what we would have done differently. Details on each venue can be seen in our prior blogs, which [Read more …]

New York Neighborhood Art Strolls

We love walking Manhattan’s neighborhoods. Each has its own unique character and unique surprises. While some trips target specific neighborhoods as destinations, our recent trip to New York City included a number of short, relatively unplanned visits to neighborhoods at which we had a specific destination. These included: Ukrainian town Although New York does not [Read more …]

The Alaskan Coast in 11 Incredible Days

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Joyce and I went to Alaska years ago and swore we would return. Unfortunately, it took us 27 years to do so. This post provides: An overview of the highlights of the trip; The itinerary we used to pack as many experiences as possible into it; and Links to the posts that fully describe and [Read more …]