Personal Narratives

Personal Narratives

Personal Narratives

We believe in the transformative power of travel, and our personal narratives allow us to show you that from our perspective. They are true stories or vignettes with a beginning, middle, and end. These stories convey our humor and sensitivity, what scares us or excites us. They're loaded with our highs and lows, dreams and nightmares, joys and sorrows. 

Even though they are written from our perspective, they are travel tales. We're ordinary people looking for extraordinary experiences. We can tell tales and take pictures, but we hope you realize that you can have these experiences too.
Transformative Power of Not Traveling

Transformative Power of Not Traveling

I firmly believe that travel can transform travelers, places they visit, and that traveler's home life once they return. It's much more than a transfer of knowledge and ideas. It's…
Painted Dreams - The Van Gogh Museum

Painted Dreams - The Van Gogh Museum

The world is cruel to people who love too much. We’ve all felt those moments of immense passion and desperate loneliness, sometimes simultaneously. However, few people have put them to…
Fly Fishing Montana's Bighorn River: Fishy Dreams and Stranger Things

Fly Fishing Montana's Bighorn River: Fishy Dreams and Stranger Things

Fly fishing the Bighorn River ignited forgotten memories of childhood. A chilly trip down an idyllic river showed me that dreams do come true in Montana.
Navigating Life's Known Unknowns

Navigating Life's Known Unknowns

I cried my way through Oklahoma and Texas, but when the sun rose in New Mexico, I had a plan. All I had to do was dismantle every element of…
The Everlasting Power of Dreams: TAG Fall Cave-In and Mountain Biking Roanoke

The Everlasting Power of Dreams: TAG Fall Cave-In and Mountain Biking Roanoke

What are dreams? Are they torches to guide your way in the darkness or seed you sew for the future? Do they live in your memories or steer your desires?…
Of Cats and Code Heroes: My Personal Visit to the Hemingway Home in Key West

Of Cats and Code Heroes: My Personal Visit to the Hemingway Home in Key West

A great writer transcends people and places to reach the core of man’s soul. The Hemingway Home in Key West took me on an expected journey deep into my spirit.
Thrombosis - The Thailand Trip That Almost Wasn't

Thrombosis - The Thailand Trip That Almost Wasn't

Would I be medically cleared for our Thailand trip, or will our last year of planning and dreaming explode and vanish before our very eyes?
Homeless in Sri Lanka

Homeless in Sri Lanka

Not quite two years ago, we started blogging and now we have quit our jobs, vacated our house, disposed all our possessions, and now we are heading to Asia.
Dream Maintenance - the Art of Letting Go

Dream Maintenance - the Art of Letting Go

I dreamed of climbing Snake Dike. This route has been my muse, my tormentor, and my unicorn for my entire adult life, but I am now ready to let it…

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