It's Not About the Miles…

A travel blog to share my passion for collecting beautiful travel experiences!

  • Wild Iris in Big Sur

    Finding a perfect wild iris by the side of the Pacific Coast Highway on a beautiful spring day...

  • Peyto Lake, Alberta

    That jaw-dropping moment when we first set eyes on the unreal blue color of Peyto Lake...

  • Sunset Over Firenze

    That evening when we sat on the compound wall of the San Miniato Church in Firenze, watching the sun set over the city...

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Two Perfect Days in Venice

Two Perfect Days in Venice

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Venice was our first stop on a three-week first trip to Italy. As the airplane touched down at Marco Polo Airport, I wanted to leap for joy. My long-time dream destination was about to become reality! Our time in Venice was everything we had hoped for…and much more. Our two days here were made up […]

Driving the Big Sur Stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway: Five Must-Stop Spots!

Driving the Big Sur Stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway: Five Must-Stop Spots!

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The Big Sur stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway, from Carmel to Lucia, is among the most spectacular coastal road trips in the world. Even if you choose to cruise in your little Honda Civic instead of a snazzy red convertible with the top down, this drive offers plenty of clutch-the-edge-of-your-seat excitement. The road is […]

Our Fleeting Flirtation with Mono Lake…and Why We’ll Be Back!

Our Fleeting Flirtation with Mono Lake…and Why We’ll Be Back!

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Mono Lake is located in the Eastern Sierra in California. It wasn’t really on our itinerary when we did an Eastern Sierra¬†fall road trip from South Lake Tahoe to Bishop, because it’s not a lake known for fall colors. But when we were taking photos of hillsides covered with fall color at Conway Summit on […]

Lakes of the Eastern Sierra

Lakes of the Eastern Sierra

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About seven hours, give or take, from the Pacific Coast by road is a California that’s as far removed from palm-lined boulevards and beautiful beaches as the proverbial chalk from cheese. A California where craggy snow-capped peaks hobnob with the sky, stands of slender aspen whisper in the wind, and frisky little creeks tumble over […]

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