Iceland 2019 – Part 3, Golden Circle

After an excellent couple days on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, we had repositioned back to the hotel Brim, near downtown Reykjavik. Still trying to adjust to the midnight sun, we were up late, and then up again early... but there was no point in lingering at the hotel, we had things to do! Our goal for…Read more Iceland 2019 – Part 3, Golden Circle

Iceland, 2019 – Part 2, Snæfellsnes Peninsula

We awoke to clearing skies. Not crystal blue, yet, but the clouds had risen enough to give us a clear view of Kirkjufell, across the harbor, and a better look at the mountains that surrounded Grundarfjörður. Our first night with no true darkness had gone reasonably well, aided by thick blackout shades and our undeniable…Read more Iceland, 2019 – Part 2, Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Iceland 2019, Part 1 – Grundarfjörður

As is typically the case on flights from the US to Europe, we departed at midnight to arrive near dawn. In our case, we landed in rain, falling heavy under low clouds. Our first impressions of Iceland were... underwhelming. With visibility only about a mile, all we could tell from the area around Keflavik Airport…Read more Iceland 2019, Part 1 – Grundarfjörður

Maui’s “Flame of the Forest” is an Out-of-Control Wildfire

During our 2018 trip to Hawai'i (see other posts for touristy and mostly outdoor adventures on the islands), we wound up taking a drive along the famous Road to Hana, on Maui. If you're unfamiliar, this route is a narrow (often single-lane) route that winds in and out of the canyons on the north shore…Read more Maui’s “Flame of the Forest” is an Out-of-Control Wildfire

A Gravity Mitigation Exercise – Biking Haleakala, Maui (Hawai’i 2018, Day 5, Pt 1)

Way back in the summer of 2018, in the "before time", we could travel, and hang out in large groups. Remember those days? Ah, innocence. Little did we know... https://youtu.be/zX_P7qRhU4Y After a late night with the manta rays, we had a light agenda for Day 4 of our Hawai'i adventure. Most of the time was…Read more A Gravity Mitigation Exercise – Biking Haleakala, Maui (Hawai’i 2018, Day 5, Pt 1)

Hiking Signal Knob, Massanutten Mountain, VA

Enjoy historic views on this this 10.4-mile loop as a dayhike or a leisurely overnight on the prominent north end of the Massanutten Mountain ridge in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Massanutten is a fifty-mile long ridge that stands alone in the center of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. Because of its length, Massanutten forms a significant…Read more Hiking Signal Knob, Massanutten Mountain, VA

Hawai’i, 2018: Day 2 – Snorkeling and Sailing

Way back in the summer of 2018, in the "before time", we could travel, and hang out in large groups. Remember those days? Ah, innocence. Little did we know... https://youtu.be/0vVjpJMvzRw After we'd spent the first day driving all over the Big Island to see the sights, we decided to stay close to home on Day…Read more Hawai’i, 2018: Day 2 – Snorkeling and Sailing