International Transit Limbo: 4 Hours Confined in the Reykjavik Airport

After 30 days of travel, the weeks had dwindled to hours, and I was almost home. One month earlier, I … Read More

New Year’s Eve in the Delmarva: Chesapeake Crab, Smith Island Cake, and the Muskrat That Fell from the Sky

Adam and I sat, huddled under the awning at the Washington Inn and Tavern, as sheets of rain poured from … Read More

A Day in Bogotá: Our Colombian Misadventure

After four perfect days on Easter Island melted into three perfect days in Santiago, Chile, the only reason we willingly … Read More

2021 Travel Year In Review

Another year in the books! 2021 was definitely an upgrade from the abysmal travel year of 2020, but as another … Read More

Alaska: The Perfect Weekend Trip from Washington, DC

We settled into our seats, Adam adjusting his backpack to maximize what legroom he could find while I absentmindedly flipped … Read More

Kensington Runestone: History and Mystery in Alexandria, Minnesota

As with so many of our 2021 adventures, the inspiration to visit Minnesota and the Kensington Runestone came from our … Read More

Overcoming Great Fear to See the Great Wall of China

As the hours ticked away and time marched closer and closer to my departure, my long-awaited trip to Beijing was … Read More

Garnet Ghost Town: The Abandoned City in the Mountains of Montana

About 10 minutes into our drive toward the Garnet Ghost Town, we were wondering if we had made a very … Read More

Bannack Ghost Town: Discovering Montana’s Wild West

There are so many corners of our planet that invite us to pause, close our eyes, and imagine what life … Read More

Golden Spike: East Meets West at the Site of the Transcontinental Railroad Completion

Although nothing can beat a great vacation, one thing that comes close is turning someone else’s work trip into a … Read More

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