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Hiking in the Grand Tetons

When we planned our visit to Grand Teton National Park for mid-May, we were thinking like people who grew up in Ohio. Mid-May in Ohio can be very warm – time for shorts and t-shirts. We always considered the official … Continue reading

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Preparation required

Some travel destinations are easy. You pack; you go. All is so simple when you arrive. Take this advice from us: do your homework before you take a trip to Canyonlands National Park (Needles and Maze Districts). There is no … Continue reading

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Painting the desert

We had waited too late. Just at the point where we started to climb up the switchback trail at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, the sun seemed to get hotter. We hiked back down to the desert floor. Why does it … Continue reading

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Our Best of the Best #3: great ruins, discoveries, and places to hike

In four years of nonstop traveling – and many trips before that – we definitely have some favorites, and, now, we’re ready to share a few of those. Our favorite ancient ruins: Angkor Wat in Cambodia; Ephesus and Afrodiasas in … Continue reading

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Advice for visiting Inca ruins: Combine Moray and Maras (and add a hike)

We hired a taxi to transport us for the day. What would be an unthinkable expense in many countries cost only $17/each, since we shared the expense with our cousins, Susie and Tom. Our driver dropped us at our first … Continue reading

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The best (so far)

We walk every day and sometimes head out for a good hike. We’ve tried a dozen trails or so in the Palm Springs area during our visits and all have been good.   Some were more scenic, had better maintained and … Continue reading

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We travel all the time; just the two of us. We welcomed the rare occasions when friends flew out to join us in far-flung places: Thailand, New Zealand, Tanzania, Canada, Washington State, and now California. January in Palm Springs, California … Continue reading

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