Category Archives: mountains

Arches National Park

The United States has 61 national parks. How many have you been to? I’ve been to 14, which probably means I need to start a new bucket list and prioritize hiking, biking, and kayaking through more of our beautiful parks. … Continue reading

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Phuket – Pearl of Andaman Sea

I haven’t done many beach vacations, and my week on Phuket was one of my favorites. We stayed at a lovely resort that had its own beach. But I spent most of my time in the infinity pool. I like … Continue reading

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Wachau Valley

This incredibly scenic section of Austria is in “the book.” And seeing it via the river, like I am, is the best way to experience the true beauty of the region. Would you like to pick those grapes? Rows and … Continue reading

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Maui sunset

This is one of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen.  It doesn’t hurt, of course, that I love palm trees. Sadly, I never got around to the other side of the island to see a sunrise, but I … Continue reading

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My long-awaited return to Hawaii

This is a planning post. I am finally going back to Hawaii! I was there 11 years ago for my combo wedding/honeymoon. My last trip was spent mostly on Kauai, with a couple of days on Oahu. I am now … Continue reading

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The Amalfi Coast

In the book. Yes, it is just as beautiful as the pictures you’ve seen. I don’t have much more to say because it was a quick trip – one of three things in a single day! I didn’t drive it … Continue reading

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Pompeii

I’ve been fascinated with Pompeii and volcanoes for as long as I can remember. The story of this town intrigued me, but what I just learned is that the residents did have advanced warning to evacuate before their town was … Continue reading

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