SandSations in Long Beach, Washington

Have you ever built a sand castle?  Can you imagine yourself building one as you hang out at the ocean basking in the sound of the waves and feeling the ocean breeze blowing in your face?  What kind of sand castle would you build?  What else might you create out of sand? Well, SandSations in […]

SE Asia – Hello Vietnam!

17 hours of flying time…a day ahead…14 hours of time change…we have arrived. The next adventure lies ahead in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam after many hours of flying, flight delays and the normal gamut of travel trials and tribulations.  Asiana Airlines was very accommodating for the late departure, providing free beverages and snacks in […]

Montmartre and Pigalle – behind the scenes

Cool..foggy…Paris in the Fall.  Quaint shops, friendly Parisians, excellent cappuccino, and a local guide.  All of these things made for a great adventure in Paris – not Paris, Idaho or Paris, Kentucky…but the real Paris in the country of France. Fanny is a local blogger and now Airbnb experience tour guide – a great French […]

Vidanta Resorts

Now that we have been here for half a week, we are still enjoying our kick back vacation.  I have worked out enough that I am sore and needed a rest day today.  I stay busy working on my computer, laying in the sun, walking or working out…or painting.  I brought some interesting watercolor markers […]

Zoo Day

A living desert…what does that mean?  What is this place all about? Our day started with a trip to the Living Desert Zoo where there were a variety of habitat created for many different animals.  We explored Africa, North America, and various other parts of the world.  Most of the animals were adaptable to the […]

El Valle de Antón

Yesterday we arrived at the Hotel Restaurante Valle Verde in an area which was formed from a crater of a volcano.  It’s a lush green cloud forest environment here where the temperatures hover between 60 and 70 degrees on average.   It’s much cooler than the Pacific beach where we just came from, but I […]

Kuna Indians and their Community

Playon Chico Community- near Yandup Island In the afternoon, we were allowed to take a boat excursion to the nearby Community.  They were in the middle of a week long celebration.  We were warned that at some point we would be arrested and be prepared to pay $1 per person to get ourselves out of […]

Boquete, Panama

Wind and rain…wind and more rain…and more wind…and more rain.  That’s been today in Boquete.  It didn’t totally stop us but it was definitely ill advised to go hiking or ziplining today.  The weather just did not cooperate. We did manage to take a Coffee Tour.  We went with Hello Panama Tours since we had […]

Red Frog Beach – A Slice of Heaven on Earth

Red Frog Beach Ziplining anyone?  The Canopy tour on Bastiementos Island near Bocas Del Toro was a fun filled adventure!  Our two guides took our party of 8 safely through the series of challenging adventures through the forest of Bastiementos Island.  We saw the rare red frogs.  They are so tiny that you would never […]