There’s a fool I pity – and that’s the unlucky sucker who is in front of me while boarding my Asiana Airlines flight to Korea.
If you’re planning to visit Chicago, summer is the best time. Check out the photos and you’ll see a city that comes alive when the … Read the rest
I almost don’t notice it. But the slow, wiggling movement catches my eye. A splotch of black and orange among shades of brown.
When Sarah and I were in Australia, we met a traveler from Ireland. She was single, in her late 20s, active.
She told us about … Read the rest
There’s a magnificent mountain in the distance. I can see spires and steep slopes. It looks like the ruined castle of an evil wizard.
It’s … Read the rest
It’s not easy to rattle Icelanders. But I’ve just figured out how to get a sure-fire rise out of an Icelandic glacier guide while hiking … Read the rest
There’s nothing fun about sitting around with a belly distended and sore from overindulging on turkey, mashed potatoes and the other traditional Thanksgiving food. It’s … Read the rest
It’s all too easy for me to feel like the world is headed toward becoming one nasty place.
People on both sides of the political … Read the rest
There’s not much in the way of hiking and biking trails west of I-17 in Phoenix. That’s bad news for hikers and mountain bikers living … Read the rest
Snow is great when it first starts falling. But give it a month, and you’ll be ready to get away from it. So where should … Read the rest
November 4 is the last day to book an IcelandAir flight from the United States to Keflavik for as little as $379 for a round … Read the rest
During a recent flight from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, I had a reminder that the security screening processes are concocted by people who are … Read the rest
The Phoenix area is pretty new. We consider anything approaching a century old to be an ancient relic. That means we’re short on truly historical … Read the rest
Visitors to Phoenix probably don’t give enough credit to Tucson. That’s a mistake – the Tucson area has some great cultural attractions, and the outstanding … Read the rest
It’s been about 10 years since I first met my wife — that meeting, though, spelled doom for my old tent. It was an aging … Read the rest
Before leaving for Iceland, I was a bit worried about flying the military-issue Meals, Ready to Eat packs.
The answers I got from the … Read the rest