Travel on the Side

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...

When in Maui, it’s the one thing everyone says to do. You need to do it. You must do it. It’s the Road to Hana. Tropical rainforests, beautiful plants and flowers,...

Danger and romance in Maui! From Lahaina, drive north on Highway 30 (Honoapi’ilani Highway)  through Kaanapali. After leaving the resort areas (and the traffic!) continue on Highway 30 for some spectacular...

Iao Valley is a lush tropical rainforest in West Maui. Designated a state monument, there’s a $5 admission fee per car (at the time of this writing). Once parked there are...

Diamond Head is a must-do when in Honolulu! It’s on the other side of the Waikiki resort area. You can walk, but it’s a bit far. You can take a taxi,...

The diversity of nature of Sonoma County is amazing: sweeping coastline, rolling hills, rivers, vineyards, and redwood trees! If you’re in the area, a must stop is the Armstrong Redwoods State...