View On The Forest Floor In An Alaska Rainforest

What’s lurking on the floor of an Alaskan rainforest? Plenty! For my daughter, girlfriend and I, cruising with InnerSea Discoveries in Alaska’s Inside Passage this last summer allowed more than one opportunity to take a small skiff ashore and wander in pristine temperate rainforest. Not only that, I Continue Reading →

The Last Pair Of Underwear I Plan To Buy For Travel

Here they are, straight from’s web pages (the Sears catalog of this generation), the last pair of underwear I plan to buy for travel: I know, not as sexy as if I put my sexy self into them. Sorry. But this isn’t about sexy me, it’s about Continue Reading →

A Day Trekking In Nepal

Namaste!  I’ve started writing more about my time in Nepal this last April and May and one of the first places to highlight that writing is Avid Trips.  The blog effort is a new offshoot from the travel booking business and a great place, showcasing great travel writing Continue Reading →

Exploring Kazumura Cave On Hawai’i’s Big Island

Climbing down a crooked ladder.  Scrambling over moss laden rocks tossed around with no mercy for ankle joints.  And then peering into the darkness fore and aft in this 25′ wide hole in the Hawai’ian countryside.  This is how I first came to enter the Kazumura Cave, the Continue Reading →

The Unexpected Joy Of Forgetting Children’s Books

This last weekend Sabrina, my seven year old daughter, and I went on a backpacking trip in the Cascade mountains of Washington.  She’s starting to carry more and more of her own gear and this time it included all her clothes, water, candles, binoculars, water bladder, pillow and Continue Reading →