Travel on the Side

Note: We visited Saint Thomas on December 12, 2017 while it was still recovering from severe hurricane damage from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. I am likely to get pilloried here, but...

After almost two full sea days on our Caribbean cruise, we were ready for a port. Don’t get me wrong; sea days can be relaxing…but we were ready to see some...

In preparation for our Caribbean cruise, we decided to spend two nights in Miami Beach. Neither of us had been there before and we wanted to do two things: 1) see...

One of the best ways to acquaint yourself with a city is to eat local food! On our second day in Montreal, we signed up for a food tour of Old...

We decided to make the most of our first day in Montreal. After making our way from the airport on the convenient STM 747 bus and Metro, we checked into the...

A perfect ending to a perfect day in Florence is capturing the sunset. Piazzale Michalangelo, located in theĀ Oltrarno (“beyond the Arno”) neighborhood of Florence – is the prime viewing spot. Located...

The birthplace of the Renaissance in one day? I’m going to be honest here…this premise is crazy. I had three weeks to savor Florence. It at least deserves an overnight. But...

We were dropped off back at the pier in Juneau following our Harv & Marv’s whale watching tour. By this time it was after 5pm and we still wanted to go...

Our last morning in Seattle. Later in the day we board the cruise ship to Alaska! After having a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, we decided to walk to Kerry Park–known...

Since Salish Lodge & Spa was our home base, we branched out from there to explore the other local Twin Peaks sites with our trusty filming location map from the hotel....

We’re fans of the now cult classic TV show Twin Peaks by David Lynch. Remember it? Laura Palmer, cherry pie, and damn fine coffee! It only aired from 1990-1991 on ABC....

El Condor Pasa (If I Could) by Simon and Garfunkel was a great song to highlight in the film Wild (although read the book; it’s better). I’m particularly drawn to these...