For me, the journey is almost as important as the destination. Movement.
Being on the go–the commotion of airports,
the sway of a train. It’s heady stuff.
When visiting Colorado Springs, there are a couple of places you cannot miss. One is Garden of the Gods, and the other is Manitou Springs. The former are gorgeous rock formations that are magnificent to see, and the latter is a quirky, fun little historic town. A...read more
It's been a long time since I went river rafting. The last time (apart from a gentle float on the Rio Grande in Taos) was ages ago on the Colorado River and I swore I'd never do it again. It was a harrowing ride down the white swirling river, I don't even remember the...read more
Last summer when we were in Vail, our hotel, The Sebastian - Vail arranged for us to have bicycles throughout our stay. It was a wonderful perk. It kind of made the trip in a way because we went everywhere on our own time frame and it was fun to go. It's tradition for...read more
Have you ever seen the movie Oblivion? It's a sci-fi Tom Cruise movie that was partially filmed in Iceland (I'll watch anything that was filmed in Iceland). Anyway, the Westin Denver International Airport Hotel reminded me of the Sky Apartment in this movie. The pool...read more
I'm always up for a jeep tour. The more interesting the geography, the better, and Sedona is one place that begs for jeep travel. Pink Jeep Tours are a Sedona classic and unless you've rented your own jeep, you really should do a tour to see the area from this...read more
I'm obsessed with helicopters. They fascinate me, and I get very excited to be near them or fly in them. The trouble is, I'm not a fan of heights. Terrified might be a better word for it if I'm honest. But I continue to push myself in this direction, because being up...read more
Denver Union Station is a 150 year old icon, the city's ground transportation hub, and my favorite Denver landmark. I'm enamored by train travel, and Union Station for train enthusiasts is nirvana. It's simultaneously glamorous and functional. Formal and relaxed. It's...read more
Iceland’s lunar landscapes are mentioned in every guidebook. People talk about the terrain feeling like another planet, but I think it’s equally the lighting. The sky in Iceland is otherworldly. Blues, purples, oranges and yellows throughout the day are hypnotic. I...read more
If you only have a couple of days in Iceland (as many people do, due to Icelandair's famous stopovers), there is one thing you have to do--go on a SuperJeep Tour. Hands down one of the best things I've ever done. My first tour with was the South Iceland SuperJeep...read more
An Avalon Rhine River Cruise is a great way to see several destinations in one trip. You go from place to place in the comfort of your floating hotel without ever having to re-pack or schlep baggage. Your room goes where you go. This was my first experience river...read more
Thinking of flying Icelandair Saga Class? Icelandair is Iceland's flagship carrier. They are based in Keflavik and have been operating flights since 1937. You may have heard about Icelandair's famous free stopovers. They have a deal where you get a free European...read more
The Rocky Mountaineer is a Canadian luxury train. From Vancouver, The Rocky Mountaineer makes a two-day trip to Banff, Alberta, through some of the most gorgeous scenery you’ll ever see through the wilderness of Canada. The Commentary During the ride, the staff...read more
When I'm in an unfamiliar city, I really appreciate having a guide show me around. Especially on bike, and because I'm usually traveling with a child. Having that extra adult there who knows the lay of the land is wonderful. Our guide, Patrick, was as nice as a person...read more