Sometimes when you travel you think about how lucky you are to be visiting a place. There is always another side to things. Yes you are lucky to be here right at this moment experiencing the most picturesque views of Hawaiian landmarks for example, but other people weren’t so lucky at this exact same place. Inspired by the recent volcanic activity on the Big Island of Hawaii, I remember the time I went on a hike to that exact volcano. It was a hike full of excitement because it was all new and just unthinkable to be walking on an old volcano. Can you really feel excited and lucky to be somewhere when many people are unlucky to even be living there? Kilauea Volcano I was “lucky” enough to have visited the Kilauea volcano back in 2012 on one of… Read more
I was going through some of my old writings and there is one particular entry that caught my eye. It has always been a dream of mine to go to Iceland. I wrote this exactly 2 years ago today, exactly, day for day. Is this a coincidence? I never thought about going to Iceland before until I saw the mid-life crisis movie with Ben Stiller “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”. If you haven’t seen it yet, I recommend it. I somehow visualize myself on a skateboard riding down the hilly Icelandic roads with my hair in the wind and a camera in my hand. Jokes aside, Iceland is on my list and even more today, after I read what I wrote two years ago. I am sitting here with a nice glass of Italian red wine and I have… Read more
I’ve heard of the horseshoe bend maybe one time before this trip. But I had seen countless pictures of this U shape looking river in the middle of the desert. I never thought I would actually make it to the edge of those cliffs and be able to witness such a wonderful sight.
You only have one day in Phoenix, Arizona and you don’t know what to do? Drive to the Grand Canyon! The drive takes about 3.5 hours, visit the Grand Canyon in 3 hours, drive back in another 3.5 hours. That is a fully charged 10 hour road trip that will leave you speechless.