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Auraki – Mt. Cook, New Zealand

September 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Auraki – Mt Cook is the highest peak in New Zealand, rising 3,724 meters – or 12,316 feet above sea level. There is a long road that rises gradually into the foothills of the mountain. There are high mountain lakes in the area, including one that gives a beautiful reflection of this [read more]

Franz Josef Glacier, West Coast, New Zealand, South Island

September 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

Ellen hiking up toward glacier After leaving Hamner Spring, we drove across the South Island via Lewis Pass to Greymouth on the West Coast, then drove south along the coastline toward the two glaciers: Franz Josef and Fox. Here we are walking inland up toward the Franz Joseph Glacier. [read more]

Drone Panorama from Fortress of San Giovanni, Kotor, Montenegro

July 30, 2016 // 1 Comment

One of our favorite experiences in Kotor was hiking to the Fortress of San Giovanni, or Castle of Saint John, 1,200 meters or 3,600 feet above the harbor. The view from the top is literally breathtaking…okay, maybe the panting had something to do with the climb. Our intention was to take [read more]

Turkey’s Underground Cities

May 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

if you can make it out, there are ruins of ancient buildings along the coast that were completely protected except from the sea because of the steep rocky hillside behind them What do you do if battles are raging where you live, foreigners are invading, or the rulers of your land want to annihilate [read more]

Pamukkale Turkey

May 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

Pamukkale Thermal Pools Pamukkale, which means “cotton castle” in Turkish, is a World Heritage Site located inland north of Kas and east of Kusadasi. It is notable for its white landscape of travertine terraces made of a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs. After [read more]

Inca Bridge, Machu Picchu, a Dramatic Hike

June 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

Here we are at the end of the path, literally and figuratively, at Machu Picchu, the last adventure part of our Peruvian trip. There is a narrow path over a 2,000 foot drop that goes along the rock face of a wall to the Inca Bridge.   This is the place where the inhabitants of Machu Picchu fled [read more]

Machu Picchu and Conflict in the Amazon

June 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

We spent about ten days in Peru in June to enjoy a precious week of family time together before the kids all dispersed to their jobs, sports challenges and schools.  Zack, Robby & Tim in front of Machu Picchu We couldn’t have picked a more  beautiful setting and our intention  was to [read more]

Rappelling off a Cliff in Dominica

March 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

We enjoy a lot of adrenaline rushes sailing, but thanks to Shaun and Neil Sullivan of sv Escapade, who introduced us to guide Sea Cat, we also got to enjoy an exciting day on land in Dominica. After a wild hike up and through a river, we swam under Victoria Falls, then ended the day with an [read more]
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