Friday, December 15, 2017

Tis the Season

November 20, 2017 by  
Filed under Travel

I will shortly be mailing out my yearly holiday letter with suggestions on gifts you can give to people you love who love the outdoors.  I hope you enjoy it. Click on any photo to enjoy and click the back button to return to this post.  Above is Bryce, cryptobiotic crust (the desert floor) and […]

New Yorkers are NICE!

September 21, 2011 by  
Filed under Our World, Travel

From SFO to JFK for our 101st  Family Reunion in upstate NY, I spent a couple of days exploring NYC. I went with no expectations and found a clean, busy city filled with treasures where I was treated with courtesy, respect and overwhelming kindness.   People went out of their way to help me – an […]

Trekking Poles: Travel Tips

June 20, 2011 by  
Filed under DVD Updates, Gear, Pole Tips, Poles, Travel

Question from the Facebook PoleWalking page: “In mid-October I am going to northern Spain to walk the Camino de Santiago and would like to get information on air travel with poles and any other info about this walk and the weather you may have.”  Margy S. I’ll address the travel with poles question and hope […]

Travel: Anza Borrego Desert State Park

March 13, 2011 by  
Filed under Nature, Travel

Anza Borrego is a stunningly beautiful place to visit in the Springtime. It’s easy to get to.  Head east over the mountains only about 2 hours from San Diego.  At the top is a little town called Julian, home of the Julian Pie Company – YUM – and lots of cute little shops. In Anza […]

Italy from an artist’s perspective

October 22, 2010 by  
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Good friends went to Italy recently.   Walking, drawing and photographing.  Lovely! We’d love to hear of your travels!  Click on any photo to enlarge 🙂

Travel Tips for Walkers

October 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Travel, Uncommon Sense

I tie a scarf – a stunning one 🙂 – around my fanny pack.  I can then tie the scarf to my belt or belt loop.   If someone did unclip my pack, it would not just fall off.  Plus, I can FIND my pack more easily! Of course, I try to walk with focus and […]

Walking Washington DC: A best kept secret

October 18, 2010 by  
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The U.S. Department of State – a seemingly boring building. The Diplomatic Reception Rooms – not in any mainstream tour info I found. I was presenting my POLES for Hiking, Walking & Exercise seminar at an REI in CA.  I mentioned that I was heading to our nation’s Capitol for my first visit.    I received […]

Airplane Etiquette: READ THIS if you’re travelling on an airplane

October 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Travel, Uncommon Sense

Following are some ideas for helping all of us have a better travel experience.  Flying is no fun anymore and it’s made significantly worse when people are not working together.  Consider that the word PLEASE is in front of each suggestion.  And, PLEASE comment with your own ideas for what might make air travel a […]

Bryce Canyon: A magical hike

August 22, 2010 by  
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So often the direction you do a hike makes a huge difference.   Local knowledge – talking with someone who has done the hike before heading off into the unknown – can make a huge difference.  One of our favorite hikes in Bryce Canyon National Park was one of these.  We were advised to go […]

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