Category Archives: Travel

One of The Days I Thought I Was Going to Die

I was reminded of this trip recently and thought it would make for a fun blog post. These photos were taken at a rapid known as Jaws by a rafting outfit on the lower Truckee river. I knew it was a bad sign when our rookie guide, seen in the bright green helmet below, asked one […]

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Ah Venice…

Opinions on Venice are pretty polarized. You love it or you hate it. For those who don’t care for Venice, it might be because it is expensive, hard to navigate, and riddled with tourists. Or maybe it is because Venice is so over-the-top that it feels like it might be a fabricated spectacle designed to […]

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Koloiki Ridge, Lana’i

I hiked to Koloiki Ridge by myself on my last visit to Lana’i. The trail got pretty spooky at times but the experience was worth it. View from Koloiki Ridge overlooking Naio Gulch. Moloka’i is visible in the distance.

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Wandering Around Lana’i City

Tourists outside the Hotel Lana’i, an 11 room inn which in the heart of Lana’i City. This is the only lodging alternative to the the two Four Seasons Resorts.        

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Cinque Terre

We took a day trip from Florence to visit five coastal villages, collectively known as Cinque Terre. Each village is surrounded by steep hillsides on which terraced fields were built for agriculture. The area is known for their wine grapes and lemons. Cinque Terre has a long tradition of wine making and was once considered the […]

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