Tag Archives: hike

Crater of Villarrica

Don’t Skip: Pucon, Chile

Intro to Pucon Many of the destinations in the Don’t Skip series are off the beaten track. That’s not the case with Pucon, which is hardly unknown. As a matter…

Ollantaytambo Ruins

Don’t Skip: Ollantaytambo, Peru

Intro to Ollantaytambo The town of Ollantaytambo lies at the intersection of three valleys, at the western end of the Sacred Valley region in Peru. Traditionally, it was a place…

White Sands, NM

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

White Sands National Monument The world’s largest field of gypsum sand dunes fills 275 square miles of the Tularosa Basin at the northern end of the Chihuahuan Desert in New Mexico…

St. Kitts Scenic Church

Don’t Skip: St. Kitts

Intro to St. Kitts The little island of St. Christopher Columbus first spotted St. Kitts from afar in 1493, but it wasn’t colonized until the British arrived in 1623. It…

Nice seat huh?

Don’t Skip: Jeju Island, South Korea

Intro to Jeju Island Jeju is marketed as the “honeymoon island,” popular with couples who take the opportunity to visit Love Land and the Museum of Sex after their walks on the…

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Yangshuo Dream

Enticed by the views in Guilin, but wanting to get far away from the city, we set our sights on Yangshuo. Since we hadn’t yet gotten onto the Li River,…

Great Wall Turret Ruin

Great Wall Less Traveled

What can be said about The Great Wall that hasn’t been covered a thousand times before? It’s one of those sights that everyone has at least heard of and thinks…

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Seoraksan National Park

The mountains had been calling, and it was time for a hike. Designated a Biosphere Protection site by Unesco, the area of Seoraksan National Park is only about 20 minutes…

Northwest Passage Scenic Byway

National Trails System Some of our cross-country drives have taken us along various stretches of the National Trails System, the network of scenic, historic, and recreation trails created by the National Trails System…

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Reflections

Leaving San Francisco for the last time this year marked another step closer to finishing this tour.  Since it’s college football season,  there are plenty of events left, but that…