What does one write about when the year becomes a world with rampant plague, but halfway into the outbreak, half the population decides to stage a massive coup? Then suddenly we’re rocketed back to anarchism with citizens peacefully rioting (yes, that is an oxymoron), destroying their own hometowns all in the name of “progress” and “change” and “reform”? … More Plague + Riots + Death + Karma = 2020
We packed up our belongings, food stuffs, and acquired items, and headed off for Moab, Utah. … More Onward to Moab… And Jackass Canyon?
Just a heads up, the Purgatory FLATS Trail is not actually flat. The name is deceiving. Anyway, we headed the opposite way along Cascade Creek for this one, specifically, southeast towards the Animas River where the Cascade Creek dumps into the river. … More And more Colorado… Purgatory Flats to Animas River & Ouray
Hubs longed to complete a challenging hike during our trip, and promptly discovered the Columbine Lake hike, and it was definitely difficult, as advertised. With a 2900 foot elevation gain to finish at 12,685 feet, the lake is a brilliant blue, even on Google satellite. … More Colorado Continued… Columbine Lake Trail & Durango
The year 2020 has become a massive dumpster fire, between the plague closing Earth, riots and insanity afflicting the Unites States, and an election further dividing the country. Hubs and I had to postpone yet another international trip (SE Asia for the 3rd time), so I started perusing hiking excursions in the western part of the US. … More Earth is still closed to Americans, but the U.S. has to allow us… Colorado, anyone?
Since 2020 decided to become a massive dumpster fire, and Hubs and I have already had to cancel TWO international trips only halfway through the year, we elected to plan for an impromptu trip to St. Croix … More St. Croix: Revisited
The Hubs and I researched all inclusive resorts in the sunny and warm Caribbean waters in an attempt to finally go on a Honeymoon… almost two years late … More Jamaica… The Land of “Ya Mon!” And “Redneck Chic” Resorts
Much like Qatar Airways, Emirates offers a stopover in the city of their home base. In this case… Dubai. … More Dubai… The Epitome of Luxury & Ultramodernism
Stone Town sits on the western coast of Zanazibar. The old port city is a maze of winding roads and alleys. … More Zanzibar, Zanzibar… Zanzibar is Very Far
Another long bus ride commenced. This time we were going from Africa’s flatter terrain up to Lushoto in the Usambaras Mountains. … More Lushoto… Mountains, Hikes, & Klutziness