Wanderlust clouds our judgment, so we decided to do something about it. We balance our adventuring between our native US, and the world at large. Hiking is our favorite mode of exposure, but we’re fond of snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, and bicycling. The youngest of us is an endurance runner and climber. Our favorite adventures include hiking at Broken Arrow Canyon in Sedona AZ; snorkeling along Tobacco Caye off shore in Hopkins, Belize; and urban hiking through Barcelona and Tarragona, Spain.

I’m an author, my husband is in network security, and our son is in college. Following the lengthy illness and very sad death of a dear friend in 2013, we decided to live in the now … and to get out and see the world. We love learning about new cultures, meeting new people, traveling and eating like the locals, and just generally challenging ourselves to be … more. This is our travel journal.