Walkable, Bikeable, Likeable Amsterdam

Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, is a great city for tourists.  The official language is, of course, Dutch, but English is widely spoken.  On our recent visit, we ambled along the quaint canals… Passing apartment buildings and mansions… We also walked through the red light district one evening, where the world’s oldest profession is … More Walkable, Bikeable, Likeable Amsterdam

Victoria Falls

After landing at the airport in Zambia, and a short overland transfer involving border formalities that were so slow and antiquated that we were reminded that we are in developing countries, we arrived in Zimbabwe eager to see the falls.  But just like us, you have to wait.  In your case, before you get to … More Victoria Falls

Corolla Outer Banks

Corolla, at the far northern end of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, is a great choice for a family-oriented beach vacation.  Not much more than a big sand bar, parts of the Outer Banks have seen their share of beach erosion.  But erosion has not been a problem (so far) in the Corolla area.  The beaches … More Corolla Outer Banks

Olympic National Park – Exploring the Wet Side

In our last post, we explored the “high” side of Olympic National Park, hiking in the mountains and enjoying the alpine lakes of the eastern and northern regions.   We continued around to the west and south, hitting the “wet” features including the beaches and the rain forest. The beaches of the Pacific Northwest are … More Olympic National Park – Exploring the Wet Side