Author Archives: Traveler

On the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic

Share Did you know that on the fateful voyage of the Titanic in 1912, the Captain had altered course and was heading for Halifax, Nova Scotia to refuel instead of going straight to New York?  We learned that by accident … Continue reading

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Monkeying around in the Amazon River Basin

Share You might expect to see some wildlife on a trip on the Amazon River and you will not be disappointed.  The most prevalent mammals you will see are the monkeys and you will see them when you least expect … Continue reading

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Smoky Mountains: Hiking Serenity in The Cataloochee

Share The Great Smoky Mountains National Park didn’t exist before the Great Depression.  Chartered in 1934, the park took in over 800 square miles in eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina.  10 million visitors per year pass through the park, … Continue reading

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Cycle the MS 150 with Goneguru

Share   We have been very fortunate to have been able to enjoy many great outdoor activities.  In addition to hiking and backpacking, we have participated in the Bike Ride Across Georgia  and numerous other group rides.  They have been great … Continue reading

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Hiking into the land of the Grizzlies: Glacier National Park

Share In the summer of 1967, two young women were killed by separate grizzly bear attacks on the same night in Glacier National Park.  When you hike or backpack the Highline Trail to Granite Park Chalet you will be visiting the site … Continue reading

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Hiking Capri: A Taste of Capri

Share  As any hiker, backpacker, cyclist or traveler knows, more than an army travels on its stomach.  On our hiking trip around the ISLE OF CAPRI, we did not stuff our backpacks with energy bars or gue or gells, but … Continue reading

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Hiking Capri: From Marina Grande to the top of Mt. Solora

Share Our Italian hiking trip to Capri found us staying on the southern side of the Island at Marina Piccola.  Although there are many fine hotels in the town of Capri, which sits astride the middle of the Isle de  … Continue reading

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Hiking the White Mountains: Hut to Hut

Share Hiking the Southern Presidential Range of the White Mountains along the Appalachian Trail  is a test for an outdoor adventurer of any level.  The mountains are beautiful, but the layer of soil over the granite building blocks of the … Continue reading

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Secluded Beach – Cumberland Island

Share Although Cumberland Island is a National Seashore, there is no bridge to get there, and we all like it that way.  This treasure is the southernmost barrier island off the coast of Georgia (USA) at the mouth of the St. … Continue reading

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Great Smokey Mountains Hike in Lodge – Mount Leconte

Share The Great Smokey Mountains National Park hosts 10 million visitors each year, making it the most visited National Park in the country.  Of those 10 million annual visitors, less than 2/10ths of 1 percent get the opportunity to spend … Continue reading

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