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In Marrakech, Variety Is the Spice of Life

In Marrakech, Variety Is the Spice of Life March 26, 2014 | General | Read More
The sun dipped low on the horizon, and a cacophony of sounds filled the square—percussion beats, singing and chanting, the calls of touts, the hiss of burning charcoal, and the flutes of snake charmers. This sensory overload mixed with the smells of freshly-squeezed orange juice, meat on the grill,...

Travels in the Western Cape

Travels in the Western Cape December 30, 2013 | General | Read More
The skies darkened and the rain started. Soon, it was coming down so hard that it sounded like a jet engine roar on the roof. Then came some cracks of lightening, which sounded at increasing frequency until it felt almost continuous. Fortunately, while the 30-year storm raged outside, my wife Sylvia...

Mozambique Rising

Mozambique Rising December 8, 2013 | General | Read More
The Portuguese pilot chatted amiably over the radio as our small plane banked around for a final approach. As we descended toward sand dunes and scrub brush, he explained why he left the air force for a more relaxed lifestyle. Mozambique was relaxed, good for his family, his wife had a job she enjoyed,...

Venice Through the Side Door

Venice Through the Side Door October 9, 2013 | General | Read More
Venice is famous for many things – history, architecture, art, shopping…and crowds. While the city’s charms are justly world famous, the hordes along the Rialto or in St. Mark’s Square are only marginally less so. That’s why those who know Venice well seek out havens of peace and tranquility...

A Dolomites Getaway

A Dolomites Getaway October 8, 2013 | General | Read More
It must have been a cold, lonely, but stunningly beautiful perch for the soldiers. Rocky spires extending in all directions, with valleys carpeted in forest and meadow far below. Intensely cold winters, with fingers too cold to squeeze a trigger. Occasional bursts of intense gunfire and mortars, interspersed...

Wows and Vows: Planning a Wedding in Telluride

Wows and Vows: Planning a Wedding in Telluride November 28, 2012 | Active/Outdoors, Colorado, General, Romantic | Read More
Looking over the valley and scanning across it to a skyline of 13,000 foot peaks, surrounded by aspen leaves quaking in the breeze, we knew we had finally found our spot. Not just our perfect getaway, but the place to become husband and wife, and to share our celebration with our closest friends and...

Hard Days, Soft Nights in Peru

Hard Days, Soft Nights in Peru October 6, 2012 | Featured | Read More
We were in a remote valley in the Cordillera Vilcabamba, with no other people in sight. The sun’s last rays were lighting up the fluted snow-covered ridges of Salkantay in a soft pink, creating a stunning alpenglow effect on the highest peak in the range. Where exactly were we? High on a mountain ledge,...

Hard Days and Soft Nights in Tucson

Hard Days and Soft Nights in Tucson May 23, 2012 | Featured | Read More
When it comes to destinations for long weekend getaways in the western U.S. with a healthy combination of active pursuits and a dose of luxury, there are lots of usual suspects. For west coasters, it’s Palm Springs, wine country, Tahoe, Santa Barbara, Bend, Hood River, and Whistler. For mountain-staters,...

Gear for the Adventurous Traveler – Osprey’s Shuttle 32 and Stratos 24 Pack

Gear for the Adventurous Traveler – Osprey’s Shuttle 32 and Stratos 24 Pack February 15, 2012 | Active/Outdoors, Gear Guide | Read More
There’s a classic gear problem for the adventurous traveler: You’re an active type who relishes the opportunity to hike, trail run, scramble, mountain bike and generally play hard on your upcoming trip. But, you’ve also got camera equipment, your iPad/iPhone, a neck pillow, a giant bag of peanut...

Hard Days, Soft Nights in North Lake Tahoe

Hard Days, Soft Nights in North Lake Tahoe October 26, 2011 | Active/Outdoors | Read More
North Lake Tahoe traditionally has been the place for NorCal residents to play in summer and winter, with the best ski resorts in the region, great biking and hiking trails, and several fun small towns with a smattering of decent bars and restaurants. But, except for old standbys like the Resort at Squaw...
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