Category : Travel & Adventure
New Hampshire: The Franconia Ridge Loop
New Hampshire: The Franconia Ridge Loop

Hiking in the White Mountains Long hikes usually follow three progressions: one, “this isn’t that […]

Tenerife: Hiking in Anaga Rural Park
Tenerife: Hiking in Anaga Rural Park

Sweet with wildflower The air is sweet with a hint of salt midst wildflowers in […]

Tenerife: Discovering adventure
Tenerife: Discovering adventure

The drive from Tenerife-North Airport to Maliá Hacienda del Conde, my hotel destination in the […]

Dingle: Greener than St. Patrick’s Day
Dingle: Greener than St. Patrick’s Day

In Dingle for Bay Path University’s writer’s workshop I didn’t know what to expect when […]

Ireland: Forgotten Desolation
Ireland: Forgotten Desolation

Heavy is the ground that carries lost souls. Heavier still the voice of a man […]

Dingle: Steeped in history
Dingle: Steeped in history

Atop a short cliff overlooking the slant-roof village of Dingle, a stiff wind rolls off […]

A weekend on Cape Ann
Mexico: Volunteering at El Rancho Del Rey
Mexico: Volunteering at El Rancho Del Rey

An Orange Tree in a Field of Flowers I was driving with a friend, Norm, […]

South Dakota: When My Bus Was Cancelled
South Dakota: When My Bus Was Cancelled

I was on the tail end of a Greyhound backpacking trip around the United States, meeting interesting people and hitching rides when I could. So far, I’d been to the Grand Canyon, spent a few days in Las Vegas, and stopped at various cities along the way. Earlier, I’d caught a taxi to Mount Rushmore.

Adventure in Brussels
Adventure in Brussels

After fifteen minutes of walking, the city’s business district gave way to rundown restaurants and boarded up windows. The street became narrower, hemmed in on either side by parked cars. Scents turned from tantalizing to putrid. I didn’t pass anyone walking, although clusters of men, speaking Dutch, stood outside of a few bars.