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Nature Barbados, Botanical Gardens and Forests.

Barbados is home to some beautiful beaches but you can also step away into a world of exquisite gardens and forests. Hunte's Gardens. When in Barbados, a trip to Hunte's Gardens is a must. Located in the lush area of St. Joseph parish, this sunken garden born out of a gully is chock full of …

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Hike Barbados: Barclays Park to Chalky Mount, May 2022

It's been a while since my wife and I had gone hiking. We'd talked about from time to time but always ended up doing other activities. Typically when you think of Barbados, hiking isn't one of those activities that springs to mind, however, this island is more than just beaches and ocean. There's a very …

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Cruising the Caribbean (Barbados to Barbados) April, 2022

I have to admit, I've never thought much about cruising, always been more of a "feet planted firmly on the ground" kind of person. Having done trips to Kilimanjaro, Machu Picchu and Everest Base Camp, trekking is more my style, I am however always open to engaging in new experiences. Since the beginning of the …

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Hamilton Pool, Dripping Springs, Texas, 2020

Hamilton Pool Rd Hamilton pool is a natural wonder located in an idyllic setting in central Texas. We've always wanted to visit this attraction but it had become so popular that reservations were required. In summer, it tended to be very crowded anyway so it wouldn't have made for a very enjoyable experience. Now in …

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Barbados, March 2020

This trip was a coming home for me. I'd been to my wife's home country of Germany a few times so I was beyond excited to show her around the place I grew up. Lately, our flight days have been pretty long. Our home airport in Austin Texas doesn't offer a lot of direct international …

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Curacao Dreams December 2019

Curacao here we come. Visit Curacao, you won't be disappointed. This small island has a lot to offer. Besides the usual offerings like sand & surf, there's great shopping, dining both local and international, museums, art galleries, Great houses or Landhuizen as the old plantation houses are called, off shore adventures and so much more. …

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia, 2018

When we got married, we made a promise that for our fifth anniversary, not only were we going to Bora Bora, but we would stay in an over water bungalow. Promise kept!!! From our home base in Texas, getting to the South Pacific made for a long travel day but we were very excited, we're …

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On the road to Vancouver 2018

Vancouver We'd been visiting Seattle for few days and stayed just twenty five minutes outside the city center in Lynnwood at the Best Western Alderwood. Not only was it cheaper but we wanted to have a shorter drive to the US Canada border and not deal with the Seattle city traffic. We loaded up the …

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The Journey Begins

Getting ready for flight over Vancouver City from Grouse mountain. https://www.youtube.com/embed/cLLRUp9w6V0 Isn't it better to look back on your life and say "Boy, I can't believe I did that than to lament "I wish I'd done that"? We met about six years ago online and realized we shared a similar passion for traveling and exploring. …

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Birthday trip to Niagara Falls, Canada 2016.

Horseshoe Falls For my wife Trudy's birthday, we decided to visit Niagara Falls. We wanted to stay on the Canadian side as there were more choices of accommodations and besides we got one more addition to our countries visited list. We flew from Austin Bergstrom to Buffalo via Charlotte, North Carolina. Getting to Niagara is …

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