Feeling So Inclined

“Let’s hike the Manitou Incline,” I said to Nick one beautiful Saturday morning. It was an idea that had been inspired by a friend’s passing reference to “the trail you…

Grand Canyon

Why do we travel?  Is it to fulfill a longing, to see and experience new cultures, or is it simply to move, as the name of this blog suggests? During…

A World of Options

I recently wrote about the joys of walking, about how much more we can do when we use our own two legs and feet to propel ourselves around on our…

Silver Week – Part II

…Continued from… Day 4: We are up by 5:30, out of the tent by 6, and still are some of the latest sleepers in tent city.  Breakfast is warm muesli…

Cathedral Gorge State Park, NV

July 31st In our travels of the west, we are seeing amazing works of art made possible by Mother Nature.  From rock formations that are millions of years old to…

Silver Week – Part I

Day 1: Ellie & I depart Shimokita at approximately 7pm on Friday night, after work.  We spend most of the evening winding our way down to the Tohoku Expressway which…

In the heart of the Forest

“I wonder why they call it the Black Forest?” I say aloud as we wound our way through the streets. It’s a Sunday- the day when everything is closed in…

Yellowstone

July 11th and 12th No American road trip would be complete without a stay at one of the USA’s many national parks.  Ulysses S. Grant established Yellowstone Park, the world’s…

Adventures in Aomori

Playing outside is one of my necessities  in life.  I enjoy it for all the physical aspects – the knowledge that yes, my body is capable and strong; for the…

Kentucky Road Trip

It was the summer after my first year of college.  I had spent the entire three months working for the American Red Cross in my small county in Ohio and…

Hiking Cracker Lake

After a nearly failed attempt at making oatmeal by campfire, we geared up for a 12-mile hike to visit Cracker Lake.  All we knew was that it came recommended by…

99-cent Pancakes

We were heading through our fifth state together (my tenth since I left Wellesley) on our two week, no-frills road trip.  The night before, the camp ground manager gave us…

Montserrat

By Megan I knew that Montserrat was supposed to be gorgeous, but I had no idea. I also knew that it was of religious importance because the Black Madonna (wikipedia…