Picture Postcard – Ambergris Caye Belize

In celebration of my friend Jeanna’s trip to Belize, this week’s postcard is from our visit to Ambergris Caye in the fall of 2015. The town of San Pedro doesn’t have wide expanses… Continue reading

Exploring San Francisco’s Mission District

Our holiday plans were to spend a few days in a posh San Francisco hotel playing tourists downtown. Until we got the call to enjoy a free stay courtesy of Wilma. This sweet… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Big Basin Redwoods State Park

The trees towered above us, some over 300 feet tall! No trip to northern California is complete without a visit to the Redwoods. These giants hug the coastline and can be best seen… Continue reading

A Liberation Remembrance

She recited the numbers in such a calm, flat voice that it left the listener to take them in and process the horror on their own time. I thought this PhD grad student… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – San Francisco Mission District

The Mission District of San Francisco is known for its colorful street murals depicting the neighborhood’s cultural heritage and political activism. Walking tours are available from Precita Eyes – a local nonprofit that… Continue reading

Christmas with Wilma

Or How to Vacation for Free. The plan was to splurge on 3 days in a posh downtown San Francisco hotel for the holiday weekend and fill our time ticking off a list… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Año Nuevo State Park

What an adorable face on this elephant seal yearling. California’s Año Nuevo State Park is visited twice a year by elephant seals. Once in the summer when they are molting and the second… Continue reading

Photobombed on iPhriday

I’ve been out exploring our new, new home in Silicon Valley – last week we moved south from Redwood City to Mountain View cutting Joel’s commute time in half. After dropping the Honda… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Savannah Georgia

Historic churches, restored homes, picturesque squares and, yes, tour buses fill the downtown streets of Savannah, Georgia. This spire is the Independent Presbyterian Church, one of many historic houses of worship located in… Continue reading

Bike Curious Master Class – Protected Bikeway Oak St Intersections

Are you a bit nervous about riding your bike in traffic and wish you could ride in more places? Then you are in the right place today. My Bike Curious Masterclass blog series… Continue reading