I’ve now made three trips to Alaska – two with the kids and one alone. I’ve seen several glaciers from afar. They are beautiful, blue and mysterious. Until the most recent trip, I had never been very close to a glacier. I’d never touched a glacier and had not even seen from closer than about …
After six years of traveling around the world, I still hadn’t found a bag I was satisfied with. I tried backpacks, duffle bags, rolling duffle bags, suitcases and combinations thereof. I wasn’t happy.
Some bags were too heavy. Some were painful to carry. Some just fell apart because they were designed poorly.
Last December I decided that I was going to take a stab at solving this problem once and for all. I’d owned enough failed bags to know what I didn’t want. I just needed to find a bag that avoided all those bad things.
From the World Heritage inscription: The urban layout and architecture of Tlacotalpan represent a fusion of Spanish and Caribbean traditions of exceptional importance and quality. It is a Spanish colonial river port on the Gulf Coast of Mexico which has preserved its original urban fabric to an exceptional degree. Its outstanding character lies in its …
From the Historic Bridgetown World Heritage inscription: As one of the earliest established towns with a fortified port in the Caribbean network of military and maritime-mercantile outposts of the British Atlantic, Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison was the focus of trade-based English expansion in the Americas. By the 17th century, the fortified port town was …
I loved visiting Quebec. Montreal and Quebec City were lovely cities, and they were full of charm. But, they were cities. They had a lot of history evident, but life had moved on. Most parts of the cities were as modern as any other city, and you had to go into the “Old Town” if …
I’m approximately half way through my Caribbean island hopping adventure. Since I began in June I’ve gotten through the Leeward Islands and have now begun traveling down the Windward Islands. Here is where I’ve been so far:
St. Thomas (USVI)
Virgin Gorda (BVI)
St. Martin (Dutch)
St. Martin (French)
All of my comments and observations in this post will be limited to the above islands.