The Grand Canyon Three Ways: Mules, Helicopters and Bicycles

A staggering 90 percent of visitors to The Grand Canyon never venture beyond the South Rim.

Very much like the time we stopped by with our three kids (one still in diapers and the other two under six) on a crazy cross-country camping adventure. We took a peek over the rim, snapped a shot or two and then got back in the car and left. All in all a successful visit — not a single toddler toddled over the edge.

But now that our offspring are grown and on their own, we decided to take the canyon a little more seriously, and add some adventure beyond child catastrophe prevention… CONTINUE READING  >> 

A staggering 90 percent of visitors to The Grand Canyon never venture beyond the South Rim.

Very much like the time we stopped by with our three kids (one still in diapers and the other two under six) on a crazy cross-country camping adventure. We took a peek over the rim, snapped a shot or two and then got back in the car and left. All in all a successful visit — not a single toddler toddled over the edge.

But now that our offspring are grown and on their own, we decided to take the canyon a little more seriously, and add some adventure beyond child catastrophe prevention… CONTINUE READING  >> 

Bucket List Alert: A Week in The Galápagos Islands

We’re asked about our favorite places quite often and The Galápagos Islands are always part of the conversation. There’s nowhere like it on Earth – we frolicked with sea lions, were blown away by Giant Tortoises, swam with iguanas and sea turtles (half the fun is underwater!) and hiked up to a live volcano!

And that’s just for starters. Here’s our journey… CONTINUE READING >> 

We’re asked about our favorite places quite often and The Galápagos Islands are always part of the conversation. There’s nowhere like it on Earth – we frolicked with sea lions, were blown away by Giant Tortoises, swam with iguanas and sea turtles (half the fun is underwater!) and hiked up to a live volcano!

And that’s just for starters. Here’s our journey… CONTINUE READING >> 

Snorkeling with a Sea Lion in The Galápagos!


One of the coolest moments of our lives – were treated to several minutes of frolicking with an extremely playful sea lion! See ALL of our Galápagos sea lion footage (they are so funny on land!): GO!  >>


One of the coolest moments of our lives – were treated to several minutes of frolicking with an extremely playful sea lion! See ALL of our Galápagos sea lion footage (they are so funny on land!): GO!  >>

Heavy Petting: How many strange pets can one family have?

When our nest emptied, it emptied it not only of kids, but of pets too. We have nothing against pets. We’ve had both dogs and cats and loved them, but the GypsyNester lifestyle of no-plans and go-anywhere isn’t very conducive to taking an animal along. So, for now at least, we are finished with being pet parents.

But pets are often a part of parenting and I got to thinking about some of the colorful characters that were a part of my family through the years. When I was a little kid, our first pet configuration was a… CONTINUE READING >>

When our nest emptied, it emptied it not only of kids, but of pets too. We have nothing against pets. We’ve had both dogs and cats and loved them, but the GypsyNester lifestyle of no-plans and go-anywhere isn’t very conducive to taking an animal along. So, for now at least, we are finished with being pet parents.

But pets are often a part of parenting and I got to thinking about some of the colorful characters that were a part of my family through the years. When I was a little kid, our first pet configuration was a… CONTINUE READING >>