Picture Postcard – Lake Bled, Slovenia

A peaceful day on Lake Bled, Slovenia nestled in the Julian Alps near the Italian border. Tourists are ferried to and from Bled Island by traditional pletna boats past the view of Bled… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Krakow

Evening in the main square of old town Krakow, Poland. We are anticipating the hourly trumpet call – Hejnał Mariacki – from St Mary’s Basilica.       Welcome to a new series… Continue reading

National Parks – Bryce Canyon

Hoodoo you think you are? I’ve never been surrounded by so many towering hoodoos. Remnants of the eroding caprock fill the amphitheater that is better known as Bryce Canyon National Park. The hikes… Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Beneath Your Wheels

What do I believe will help make our cities more livable and enjoyable? Cycling, of course! For this week’s photo challenge I decided to look at what is under my wheels, not feet.… Continue reading

National Parks – Zion

What makes you trudge upstream like a salmon? The Narrows at Zion National Park. The Narrows hike is on many people’s must-do list when they visit the park. As the first stop on… Continue reading

Photo 101 – Triumph

Triumph doesn’t always mean winning.   Jerry is congratulated by his teammates after pulling out of a criterium bike race. At 73, he is still willing to mix it up with the young… Continue reading

Photo 101 – Double

Glacial lakes in the Canadian Rockies provided endless opportunities to see double. Vermillion Lakes just on the edge of the town of Banff was calm this particular  morning resulting in mirror images from… Continue reading

Photo 101 – Glass

A grizzly sleeping off a full belly after feasting on a carcass is best viewed through a looking glass.   Wildlife viewing in Yellowstone Park is greatly enhanced by the use of spotting… Continue reading

Photo 101 – Edge

A clear day in Los Angeles provides a deep blue backdrop highlighting the Getty Museum’s distinct lines and edges.   Viewed from below in the Central Garden, this is the West Pavilion. The… Continue reading

Travel Hacking – My Mid Life Credit Crisis

Rejected? What do you mean I don’t have enough credit history? What about all those credit cards we have at Chase? Apparently I’ve been relegated to the status of a college student –… Continue reading