Travel on the Side

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...

After spending the morning and part of the afternoon at The Newseum, we set out to see the monuments. We took the Metro to the L’Enfant Plaza station where we managed...

The leaves are just starting to change here in Wisconsin. Fall has been lovely: a lot of warm days and cool nights. Just about 35 minutes from where I live is...

Our last day on Maui. We decided to do the summit at Haleakala. So here’s the deal: everyone says to do the Haleakala summit at sunrise. Yes, it’s beautiful. But you...