A Colorful Collection of Beaches on Hawaii

Those of us from the mainland might be thinking that all sand is basically the same, but out here in the center of the tropical Pacific that is far from the case. These islands are volcanic, and that has made for several varieties of sand… CONTINUE READING >> 

Those of us from the mainland might be thinking that all sand is basically the same, but out here in the center of the tropical Pacific that is far from the case. These islands are volcanic, and that has made for several varieties of sand… CONTINUE READING >> 

Getting Geologic on Iceland’s Golden Circle

We didn’t have a lot of time to explore Iceland, so The Golden Circle Tour was perfect. Leaving Reykjavík early on a gray sub-arctic morning, we set out to see half a dozen of the island’s foremost highlights… CONTINUE READING >> 

We didn’t have a lot of time to explore Iceland, so The Golden Circle Tour was perfect. Leaving Reykjavík early on a gray sub-arctic morning, we set out to see half a dozen of the island’s foremost highlights… CONTINUE READING >> 

A Look (and Walk) Inside an Active Volcano

At Hawaii Volcanoes National Park we got the chance to go beneath the earth’s surface inside a volcano’s network of lava tubes. Yes, we were technically inside of an erupting volcano! If that sounds a bit intense, it is… CONTINUE READING >> 

At Hawaii Volcanoes National Park we got the chance to go beneath the earth’s surface inside a volcano’s network of lava tubes. Yes, we were technically inside of an erupting volcano! If that sounds a bit intense, it is… CONTINUE READING >> 

It’s No Sacrifice, Visiting the Volcano Goddess of Hawaii

The best place to see incredible geologic activity in action is Volcanoes National Park, where Kīlauea has eruptions so often that the name means spewing in Hawaiian… CONTINUE READING >> 

The best place to see incredible geologic activity in action is Volcanoes National Park, where Kīlauea has eruptions so often that the name means spewing in Hawaiian… CONTINUE READING >> 

The Galápagos on Your Bucket List? What You Need to Know to Go

The Galápagos Islands had long been on our bucket list. 

Finally tuition-free when our youngest graduated from college, we treated ourselves to the adventure of a lifetime.

Here’s what we learned about how to get there, what to pack, what to expect and how to prepare for one of the most fascinating… CONTINUE READING >>

The Galápagos Islands had long been on our bucket list. 

Finally tuition-free when our youngest graduated from college, we treated ourselves to the adventure of a lifetime.

Here’s what we learned about how to get there, what to pack, what to expect and how to prepare for one of the most fascinating… CONTINUE READING >>