The Outdoors

Great Salt Lake Adventures: Antelope Island and Salt Flats

2020 will be a year we will never forget. When COVID arrived, our lives came to a screeching halt and it will have an impact on us forever. I went from traveling every week to shelter-in-place for 6 months. Except for a backpacking trip to Yosemite at the end...

Visit the land of endless snow and ice: Iceland

2015 was supposed to be one of the better years for seeing the Northern Lights. Therefore we planned a 4 day trip in March. Expecting spring weather, we spent 4 days driving and walking in endless snow and ice in Iceland instead. Although unexpected, it was a magical experience...

Glamping in Sequoia National Park

This summer we finally managed to get reservations at Sequoia High Sierra Camp. Glamping in Sequoia National Park had been high on my list for several years. But the camp books up very quickly as the season is short and the demand...

Paradise

One of my first bucket list projects several years ago was to buy a place in Hawai’i. Actually, at that time, it wasn’t even a bucket list yet, it was part of my New Years resolutions. Every year sometime around the first of January I would sit down and...

Canyoning in the Sydney’s Blue Mountains

An exhilarating day of hiking a canyon, rock pool jumps and a waterfall abseil. Life is short, take a jump Because Sydney has so much to offer when planning our trip, we created a list of things we wanted to do. That list included the traditional sights like the Opera...

Hiking the Kilauea volcano

Unpredictable, wild and exciting During our visit to the Big Island of Hawaii in 2018, we booked a trip with Aloha Lava Tours to hike on the Kilauea volcano.Timing can be everything because nature can be unpredictable. Four months after our adventure, the 2018 lower Puna eruption on Kilauea volcano's...

Swimming with dolphins on the Big Island

Swimming with the dolphins has been on my bucket list for years. And when I say swim with dolphins I mean swimming with them in the wild, not in captivity in a pool. After  a couple of unsuccessful  tries in Maui and New Zealand,  I did more research and...