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

Olympic National Park – Exploring the High Side

Olympic National Park, located in Washington State on the Olympic Peninsula west of Seattle, is a wonderland of diverse natural environments.  From snow-capped mountains  to alpine lakes to rugged Pacific beaches to temperate rain forests, there is something for everyone.   Although most of the park could be reached in an ambitious very long day … More Olympic National Park – Exploring the High Side

Whistler, British Columbia: It’s Not Just a Winter Destination!

Visit a ski resort in the summer?  Absolutely!  Whistler, in the Canadian province of British Columbia, is a classic example. In addition to hiking and mountain biking, one can enjoy a sunny day strolling along the car-free pedestrian core of the town.  Flowers bloom luxuriantly everywhere, and travelers pack the outdoor restaurants and bars.  We … More Whistler, British Columbia: It’s Not Just a Winter Destination!

Vancouver, BC

Our tour of the Pacific Northwest started in Vancouver, British Columbia.  This city is perhaps best known to travelers as the port of origin for cruise ships heading to Alaska.  Maybe you are one of the cruisers who has seen the cruise terminal at Canada Place, with its iconic roof designed to look like a … More Vancouver, BC

Midwest Meanderings: New Prairies, Old Canals, and Interesting Lakes

For our weekly followers who have been losing sleep worrying about our safety and survival at the stormy conclusion of our last post, you can relax.  The weather was horrendous with bouts of torrential rain, but fortunately no hail or tornadoes.  We made it, and the posts go on.  After driving past seemingly endless fields of … More Midwest Meanderings: New Prairies, Old Canals, and Interesting Lakes

Our own Indy 500

The two happy travelers left behind great memories of cycling in southern Ohio, and we continued driving across the Midwest, stopping in Indianapolis.  What’s up with the title of this post?  Well, it’s not about the famous automobile race, but references the approximate number of minutes we had available on this whirlwind visit to check … More Our own Indy 500

Cycling Southern Ohio

The two happy travelers are in Xenia, Ohio, at the beginning of a 9 day multi-sport adventure!  First up, cycling on the Ohio to Erie Trail, designated as Ohio Cycling Route 1.  Xenia is cycling central.  Xenia Station is the hub. An almost unbelievable number of long-distance trails emanate from here.  Cyclists come from far … More Cycling Southern Ohio