North Shore Sunset

Another summer day and another post about a far-flung Caribbean Island…. Maybe I am projecting towards where I want to be right now. I took this sunset photo on Jamaica’s North Shore about half way between Montego Bay and Falmouth. There is a little restaurant here and not much else. It is really only a kitchen with…

Tawhai falls

This beautiful New Zealand waterfall is known as Tawhai Falls. It is found near the resort town of Whakapapa inside Tongariro National Park. This area of New Zealand is better known for its volcanic terrain, but this emerald pool has its own notoriety. Gollum’s Pool Like most famous New Zealand locations, its fame comes from…

Shaded Island Oasis

Hard to fathom a better place to be than sitting under a shade tree on a remote island in the middle of a tropical sea… This particular shaded island oasis was on a very tiny island amongst the 7,000 other islands that make up the Philippine archipelago. Although remote, it’s a popular destination for the…

Hidden Bay

Seeing this photo makes me stop and think, “Wow!” If you were to look up a photo of “paradise,” wouldn’t this type of image come to mind? A hidden bay, surrounded by lush greenery, with blue ocean spreading out to the horizon, capped off with subtle mountains…a paradise. Jake and I were on Day 4…

Sunset on Open Water

A beautiful view of the setting sun to close out the day after a full day of exploring the tiny Caribbean island of Martinique. I’m not a huge fan of cruises because I’d much rather spend more time at the destinations engrossing myself in the culture. Fourteen hours in a place is hardly enough time…

Timberline Falls Cascade

The 8.1 mile round trip hike to Timberline Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park is a strenuous one, but as you can see, well worth the effort. This is a view looking away from the 100′ high waterfalls and across the landscape as the Icy Brook Creek cascades  200′  towards The Lock (the lake in…

Earland Falls

Earland Falls is a great example of why when we travel we try to get away from the road and into the backcountry. It is beyond gorgeous and at 571′ it is the highest waterfall on New Zealand’s Routeburn Track. We arrived at Earland Falls in the early afternoon, but well ahead of the caravan of hikers that…

Wading In Fish Creek

The short 1/4 mile trail to Fish Creek Falls from the parking area north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado is very little effort for maximum payoff, but if you want to get the best vantage points of this gorgeous 283′ high waterfall you will need to get wet. Make your way into the frigid snow-fed creek…

What Lies Beneath…

As someone who fears water she can’t see the bottom of, I was terrified of hiking The Narrows in Zion National Park. But, I also wanted to do the hike so bad! So I went—survived—and it was amazing. My husband and I spent two full days making our way through the slot canyon with the…