Otavalo, Ecuador, June 1, 2013. Street vendors offer the promise of market day bargains and sometimes buyer’s remorse. The market day bargains hit us the instant we stepped from our hotel...

Travel blog guide to Peru

Coincidence, Serendipity, and Travel: A Series, and You Are Invited Chapter 5. Completing the Circle in Peru. Coincidence and surprise are seatmates of mine as I travel. I supposed I should...

Galapagos Islands, May 26 through 30, 2013. My buddy Marty and I take one trip a year together. We started with five of the “Stans” of central Asia. Then it was...

Galapagos Islands, May 26 through 30, 2013. Up there, high, very high in the sapphire blue sky is an incredible flying machine. Sleek and aerodynamic, its wings come to a peak...

Galapagos Islands, Republic of Ecuador, May 26 through 30, 2013. Each year I mentor a group of three very sharp kids at a local high school. When I told them I...

Trekking Patagonia, South America, in November 2013 and a photo safari in Kenya, Africa, February 2014. I travel in many ways. I prefer to travel independently with few, if any, reservations...

Patagonia, end of the trip, but not the end of the trail. December 16, 2013 Prologue: “What’s a guy halfway through his 68th year doing hiking and camping with a bunch...

Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile. December 12, 2013. I love wind, rain and snow, so it was only natural to be on the trail to the lake at the foot of...

Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia, Argentina. December 10, 2013. Crampons lashed to our boots, we took our first tentative, flat footed, steps, driving the spikes into glacial ice and stepping forward. No...

At the foot of Fitz Roy mountain, Patagonia, Argentina. December 8, 2013. I’ve come to view long hikes and treks like life. The real purpose is to enjoy the trail, not...