United States / 08.05.2017

Traveling Highway 1 from Freeport (home of L.L. Bean) to Boothbay Harbor (a remote fishing village turned tourist hot spot), the Wandering Roses stopped in the town of Bath to stretch our legs and do a quick lap through the Maine Maritime Museum. Having read that this was a good way to connect with the state’s seafaring history -- including boat building, commerce and lobstering -- we budgeted 45 minutes....

Caribbean, Water sports / 02.05.2017

After day three of snorkeling the reefs of Bonaire, my wife looked at my computer screen and said, “Honey, what did you do today? Your snorkeling photos look so much better!” Ahhh, she noticed. I had indeed changed my approach to taking photos underwater. The night before I devoted some time to analyzing all of my failed attempts to capture the ocean’s beauty and its amazing creatures. And I made a determined effort to learn from my flops...

City walks, United States / 09.02.2017

We like to start out in any new city with a small group walking tour. It’s a great way to get oriented to a new place, learn its history, and get a sense of sites that you may wish to revisit and spend more time at. San Francisco is a place we’ve been many times. But on our last trip, we saw and learned lots of new things thanks to a unique walking tour. We explored buildings and alleys we would never have seen following the tourist routes....