5 outdoor adventures to make this a winter to remember

Story created for Orbitz Note: All travel is subject to frequently changing governmental restrictions—please check federal, state and local advisories before scheduling trips. As great as hot drinks by the fireplace or hibernating until spring can be, there are plenty of winter activities that make bundling up and stepping boldly into the cold worth it. … Continue reading 5 outdoor adventures to make this a winter to remember

Best hikes along America’s most iconic drives

Things have gotten away from me during this pandemic, which resulted in me forgetting to share another quick write-up I did for Travelocity. My apologies, yet if you're making plans for a road trip along one of American's most iconic drives next year, check out these tips on the best hikes to explore when you … Continue reading Best hikes along America’s most iconic drives

America’s 12 least-visited National Parks

Sometimes we simply need to get away. But at a time when social distancing and warnings about gathering in crowded tourist hotspots remain trending topics, questions about that much-needed vacation might arise. Where should I go? What can I do when I get there? Is it possible to find a less-crowded experience? To find your … Continue reading America’s 12 least-visited National Parks

Bird’s Eye View of Steamer Lane

Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz, California, offers good swells and a perfect vantage point from above for photographers and students of surfing. Last September, I was fortunate enough to drive from Seattle, Washington, to San Diego, California, hugging the spectacular coastline along both Highway 101 and 1, a.k.a, the mighty Pacific Coast Highway. I even … Continue reading Bird’s Eye View of Steamer Lane

4 Reasons Why I’ll Choose Paradise Bay Resort Again

This luxury boutique hotel is located on the tropical windward coast of Oahu. Picking the right hotel when on vacation is essential. For my wife and I, the hotel must be able to check off certain boxes when it comes to things like a good breakfast, comfortable rooms, proximity to restaurants and the option of … Continue reading 4 Reasons Why I’ll Choose Paradise Bay Resort Again

Boulder to Idaho Springs via CO-119

Explore waterfalls, Himalayan cuisine, and laid-back mountain town life. Miles: 48.2 | State Park Sidetrip: Golden Gate Canyon State Park  Back in 2017, National Geographic named Boulder, Colorado, "happiest city in the U.S." thanks to "breathtaking scenery, a pleasant climate, a charming downtown, and enough outdoor activities to keep even the most active person busy." And … Continue reading Boulder to Idaho Springs via CO-119

The Story Behind the Photo

  Spring, 2009 | Santa Fe, New Mexico Every image has a story behind it.  The ringing of his spurs carried over the roar of motorhomes and cars whizzing passed his worn-out cowboy boots as he crested the hill outside of  Santa Fe. The horses trailed close behind the man as they strolled together in … Continue reading The Story Behind the Photo

Up For A Quick Hike in Colorado?

Colorado is an outdoor junkie paradise for those who like to lace up the old shoes, throw a pack over their shoulders and head to the trails for a day of adventure. In fact, there are more than 5,600 miles of trails all over the state, some more popular than others. But if you’re looking … Continue reading Up For A Quick Hike in Colorado?

City Escape: Three Hikes & Three Brew Spots Near Denver

As I sit here and write this, it’s 90 degrees and the sun is beating down turning this ginger’s skin a little pink after a mere 20 minutes outside. I’ll be honest, though, this beer is keeping me cool while thoughts of getting out on a few trails just outside of the city are on … Continue reading City Escape: Three Hikes & Three Brew Spots Near Denver