Yellowstone – What a Gas Hole!

We continue our look at ways to travel during the Covid-19 pandemic with a look at Yellowstone.  National Parks are a good way to enjoy a getaway while still keeping our social distance.
Permanently set aside in 1872, Yellowstone is home to two-thirds of all the geysers in the world… 
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We continue our look at ways to travel during the Covid-19 pandemic with a look at Yellowstone.  National Parks are a good way to enjoy a getaway while still keeping our social distance.
Permanently set aside in 1872, Yellowstone is home to two-thirds of all the geysers in the world… 
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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 >> 

Mind Bending Big Bend

One of the many attractions of our national parks is the chance to get away from it all.

We planned to take a trip to one of America’s most remote areas, Big Bend National Park. CONTINUE READING >> 

One of the many attractions of our national parks is the chance to get away from it all.

We planned to take a trip to one of America’s most remote areas, Big Bend National Park. CONTINUE READING >> 

Journey to the Most Active Volcano in Costa Rica

Costa Rica sits right smack on the Pacific Ring of Fire and we couldn’t imagine a visit without seeing one of the country’s six active volcanoes.

Our journey covered an amazing amount of territory in one day. We saw everything from urban to small town, cloud forest to volcano, without ever once getting lost. And for bonus not-getting-lost points, we still had time to spend a pampered afternoon lounging in nature’s hot tubs…. CONTINUE READING >>

Costa Rica sits right smack on the Pacific Ring of Fire and we couldn’t imagine a visit without seeing one of the country’s six active volcanoes.

Our journey covered an amazing amount of territory in one day. We saw everything from urban to small town, cloud forest to volcano, without ever once getting lost. And for bonus not-getting-lost points, we still had time to spend a pampered afternoon lounging in nature’s hot tubs…. CONTINUE READING >>

Baldi Hot Springs Resort in Costa Rica

We considered ourselves to be among the fortunate as we headed to lounge in the heated water that springs forth from the mountain at the Baldi Hot Springs Resort… CONTINUE READING >> 

We considered ourselves to be among the fortunate as we headed to lounge in the heated water that springs forth from the mountain at the Baldi Hot Springs Resort… CONTINUE READING >> 

Probing Hot Springs

We rounded the corner and stood face-to-face with a large box containing several firehose-like nozzles protruding from one side, and a bevy of levers, knobs, pedals, valves, gauges and dials on the other. The whole room was tiled and waterproofed, so obviously the idea was to soak down the patient until whatever afflicted them drowned — or begged for mercy. Hey, we’d be begging as soon as Igor… CONTINUE READING >>

We rounded the corner and stood face-to-face with a large box containing several firehose-like nozzles protruding from one side, and a bevy of levers, knobs, pedals, valves, gauges and dials on the other. The whole room was tiled and waterproofed, so obviously the idea was to soak down the patient until whatever afflicted them drowned — or begged for mercy. Hey, we’d be begging as soon as Igor… CONTINUE READING >>

Spa Torture Devices in Hot Springs, Arkansas


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At some point along the way, someone decided that the water alone wasn’t good enough. Nope, tools — really scary tools — were… CONTINUE READING >>


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At some point along the way, someone decided that the water alone wasn’t good enough. Nope, tools — really scary tools — were… CONTINUE READING >>

The Healing Waters of Eureka Springs

 If you’re driving along route 62 through Northwest Arkansas and don’t venture off the main highway, you will only catch half of Eureka Springs. Depending on one’s bent, it’s the best half or the worst half.

Along the highway, the businesses seem to cater mostly to Christians and bikers, but they share the space in peace and harmony. Many establishments sport slogans like “Family Owned” or “Bikers Welcome” to entice their chosen… CONTINUE READING >>

 If you’re driving along route 62 through Northwest Arkansas and don’t venture off the main highway, you will only catch half of Eureka Springs. Depending on one’s bent, it’s the best half or the worst half.

Along the highway, the businesses seem to cater mostly to Christians and bikers, but they share the space in peace and harmony. Many establishments sport slogans like “Family Owned” or “Bikers Welcome” to entice their chosen… CONTINUE READING >>