This is a blog about traveling. There hasn’t been much travel for the past 10 months, which leaves me plenty of time to dream about both past and future adventures. Or to ruminate on things. Heavy things. Sometime last spring this video appeared in my social media feed. I watched, and by the end I … More “The Weight”
I was in Ilulissat, Greenland. We had been in Greenland for 3 days, hiking and running on the Polar Ice Cap in Kangerlussuaq, then hopped on a small plane to Ilulissat. We landed in a snow squall, gathered our luggage, and boarded the bus for town. The snow obscured the view so there wasn’t much … More One Year Ago Today….
It’s been seven months. Seven months ago, the way we navigate the world changed abruptly and profoundly. I’ve been reluctant to write at all about it, because 2020 seems like a thing that cannot be summed up in words, at least not by me. Everyone has a unique experience, individual challenges, personal struggles and losses. … More Serendipity
After 3 days in Sequoia/Kings Canyon, we arrived at Yosemite National Park, late in the day, on the first weekend in May. I was giddy with excitement, at this long-held dream coming true at last. It was a hard landing. I hated it immediately. You see, we pretty much had Sequoia and Kings Canyon to … More Kings Canyon, Sequoia & Yosemite
Kangerlussuaq, Greenland was not a place I expected to love; it was a place I expected to tolerate. It was the light that got me. I was enchanted by the quality of light in late October in the Polar Circle. The sun takes its time rising, appearing around 9:30, then skirts low across the sky … More How I Accidentally Fell in Love
In March of 2019, I went to Antarctica, with One Ocean Expeditions (no longer operating), and Marathon Tours. It was a once in a lifetime adventure, and I haven’t written anything about it. The reason, I realized recently, is that I simply cannot find words to adequately capture it. Austere, haunting, exquisite, untouched, mysterious, vast, … More The Indescribable World of Antarctica
Harper’s Ferry captivated me from the moment we hit the trail head at the National Park Visitor Center. A lovely wooded trail descended down a set of massive stone steps along a creek and waterfall to reach the canal and Shenandoah river. We followed the river for about a mile and arrived in the 1840’s, … More The Place Where Things Come Together
We were on our way from Copenhagen to Tromso, arriving about 10pm. I decided to get a jump on things by worrying about everything that could possibly go wrong trying to locate our AirBnb. I had a screenshot of the address and driving directions and when I showed them to our Somalian cab driver, he … More 3 Days in Tromso, Norway
It was the end of a long day of sightseeing in Delhi, India. I leaned against the bus window and closed my eyes, letting visions of palaces, forts, temples, and all I had seen that day play like a slideshow. Art, architecture, history and culture swirled in my brain. I was in love with India. … More Do You Remember Me?
I love dogs. I love cats. I L-O-O-V-E seeing everyone’s furbabies on social media. I remember many happy years with pets who were part of my family and still live in my heart. I’d love to rescue a dog. But I am not going to. My dream life of traveling conflicts with my desire to … More It’s Decision Time