At Knossos: The Oldest Road in Europe

The oldest road in Europe dates to about 2000 BC. It was built by the Minoans, Europe's first great civilization, at Knossos, Europe's oldest city, on the island of Crete in the southern Aegean Sea. Isn't ancient history amazing?  

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London: Finally Back… with an Agenda

I had a lot riding on this. I had been to Europe before. But my girlfriend had not. I had, in fact, lived here for the greater part of my childhood including four years in London. Born and raised in California, except for brief dips into nearby Mexico, she had never set foot outside the …

Exploring Sedona: Red Rocks & Mysticism

I have never seen a sky so incredibly deep-blue. Nature & Hiking Just south of Flagstaff, Arizona, in the desert southwest of the United States, lies the town of Sedona. Known for its natural beauty and gorgeous red rock formations, this area is stunning. If you've never been to this part of the US, it …

Julian Hard Cider: The Taste That Bites Back

  This post is Part 4 in a series: Part 1: Anza-Borrego Visitor Center Part 2: Anza-Borrego: The Slot Part 3: Anza-Borrego: Mine Wash   Returning from our desert wildflower hunt, we decided, somewhat spontaneously, to stop for some hard cider. Carrie had heard about a tasting room in the area called Julian Hard Cider. …

Earth: Interpreted

When I think about celebrating Earth Day, I think of nature... that precious balance of plants, animals, soil, water and air that provide the perfect terrestrial home for all living things. In celebration of Mother Earth and all that she provides, I submit my photo. I took this image while hiking at Multnomah Falls off …

Dubrovnik Accomodations: Booked!

We have finally booked our accommodations for Dubrovnik. We will be there for five days and four nights. What an incredible city it looks to be! "I can not wait to turn my Canon lens on its magnificent stone walls. We are planning to soak up authentic culture, enjoy authentic cuisine, take some amazing photographs …

Anza-Borrego: Mine Wash

  This post is Part 3 in a series Part 1: Anza-Borrego Visitor Center Part 2: Anza-Borrego: The Slot Having stopped at the visitor center to gather the latest wildflower information and get our bearings, and having hiked The Slot, we were eager to accomplish the original goal of our day trip to the desert: …

Wishing the Best!

Wishing everyone the best this holiday weekend... no matter where in the world you are! Happy Easter, Semana Santa (to my friends in Spain) and Passover to all my friends and family across the nation and around the world. Hoping you all were able to connect and spend quality time with loved ones.  We hosted an …

Anza-Borrego: The Slot

This post is the second in a series. The first highlighted the Anza-Borrego Desert Visitor Center. How did we ever manage before Google Maps? The turnoff road from the highway was only a 20-minute drive from the visitor center, but without Google Maps, we definitely would have driven right past it. There was no sign, …