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 >>

Do You Know the Way to San José, Costa Rica?

The capital city of Costa Rica is not typically a tourist destination, which made us like it all the more.

We were ready for a taste of the day to day life that the locals describe as Pura Vida…. CONTINUE READING >> 

The capital city of Costa Rica is not typically a tourist destination, which made us like it all the more.

We were ready for a taste of the day to day life that the locals describe as Pura Vida…. CONTINUE READING >> 

Totally Taken with Taormina, Sicily


It’s the closest we’ve ever stayed to a smoking volcano!

Follow us as we explore Taormina – a shining village on a hill, a really big, steep hill with amazing sea views.

Breathtaking, and well worth the chance of getting covered in ash!.. CONTINUE READING >>


It’s the closest we’ve ever stayed to a smoking volcano!

Follow us as we explore Taormina – a shining village on a hill, a really big, steep hill with amazing sea views.

Breathtaking, and well worth the chance of getting covered in ash!.. CONTINUE READING >>

The Key to Quito, Ecuador

What we THOUGHT was going to be a simple stopover on our way to The Galapagos Islands, turned out to be a gem of Colonial American history.

Quito’s Colonial Center is perhaps the largest and best preserved historic center in the Americas, and was the first New World city to be declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

And don’t get us started on the gigantic, winged Virgin Mary… CONTINUE READING >>

What we THOUGHT was going to be a simple stopover on our way to The Galapagos Islands, turned out to be a gem of Colonial American history.

Quito’s Colonial Center is perhaps the largest and best preserved historic center in the Americas, and was the first New World city to be declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

And don’t get us started on the gigantic, winged Virgin Mary… CONTINUE READING >>

Yellowstone – What a Gas Hole!

We had come to Wyoming to see the world’s first National Park.Permanently set aside in 1872, Yellowstone is home to two-thirds of all the geysers in the world. Superheated water gushes hundreds of feet into the air from some while others spout tiny bursts of steam. In some spots, boiling springs and pools of sulfur-rich water dwell next to pits of bubbling…  CONTINUE READING >>

We had come to Wyoming to see the world’s first National Park.Permanently set aside in 1872, Yellowstone is home to two-thirds of all the geysers in the world. Superheated water gushes hundreds of feet into the air from some while others spout tiny bursts of steam. In some spots, boiling springs and pools of sulfur-rich water dwell next to pits of bubbling…  CONTINUE READING >>