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

Brookgreen Gardens, a South Carolina Gem

Brookgreen Gardens is located in Murrells Inlet, S.C.  The “gardens” in the name underplays the myriad attractions of this destination.  There are indeed plants and trees in beautifully landscaped settings.  And there is also a small zoo.  But it is the quantity and quality of the outdoor art that sets this place apart from most … More Brookgreen Gardens, a South Carolina Gem