Year: 2017


Hang Múa Mountain and Hoa Lư Temples, Vietnam

After our zenity serenity float through Ninh Binh's grottoes we asked our guide to take us to the long-hunted spot that I had seen photos  of months before. He added a bonus stop first, at the Hoa Lư temples. We learned from him a lot about these ancient spots, now just few ruins in a large cement park, but only a few tidbits of knowledge remain with me here, 3 months later. One was that one of the temples had shorter doors to signify that the army general who became emperor was not as…


Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi's Old Quarter, with it's thick motorbike traffic and temples, mesmerized us from the first moment in the Ngoc Son Temple.


Marco Island and Naples, Florida

A year ago, we loved our restful time on Marco Island, Florida with Walker's parents, so we were  excited for another trip down there this February thanks to their generosity. It was fun to arrive at a house we're familiar with and no pressure to go anywhere with the pool and estuary behind the house. And so different than most of my over-planned itinerary-heavy trips! Similar to last year, Walker's dad rented a boat for an afternoon (after breakfast at Doreen's for key lime pancakes!) and…