Next Book Project Announcement

What do Katmai National Park in Alaska, Pompeii in Italy, and Mt. Tambora in Indonesia all have in common? You’d be correct if you said they are all places I’ve traveled to in the last couple of years, and ahead of the game if you said they just might be featured in my next planned …

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The (Biased) List of Best Places to Travel This Summer

Summer travel: the lure of the open road, the opportunity to jet off to a far-off country. Summer camping trip with my family when I was young introduced me to traveling many years ago, and though I do most of my own big trips in the fall and winter (it’s when I have time off), …

The Reality of a Place

Stereotypes and preconceptions about a place are a funny thing. What you can expect from a place comes from a variety of places: friends and family, guidebooks, photos, videos, movies, and more all affect what we think we can expect from a place. Reality of places are rarely what you expect. (Of course, if you …