Americans Do Travel!

If I could count the number of times over the years that this exact sequence took place: It always starts with the default question between travelers. European Girl: “So, where are you from?” Greg: “I’m American.” European Girl:...

What Is OBX? The Outer Banks in North Carolina

I used to wonder what is OBX after seeing the stickers on cars around town. Now I know: It’s the Outer Banks, North Carolina! Rather than beat you down with a chronological account of vacation, I’ll just share some nifty pics and highlights from our recent...

Vagabonding in Washington DC

I was welcomed out of the Metro station with a crystal-blue sky and biting wind. Just to the left of me, the Washington Memorial obelisk was glowing white in the sunshine and hundreds of people were flying colorful kites in the lawn. The freezing wind carried the...

My First Visit to Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Jackson hole, Wyoming, is an enjoyable little tourist town full of outfitting shops, restaurants, and fit-looking outdoorsy people who mostly drive Jettas and hybrids. It reminds me a little of Boulder, Colorado, where everyone bikes, snowboards, hikes, and listens to...

Grand Tetons

[photo removed] Yes…I did take the picture above. Yellowstone has nothing on the Grand Tetons it seems…other than more bison and imminent volcano death. The Tetons, near Jackson Hole, Wyoming, are so far the most beautiful place that I have been in the...

Old Faithful

There was already a crowd gathering on the circular wooden walkway around Old Faithful. You can practically see the thing from the main gift shop and I had already just looked at dozens of keychains, post cards, mugs, and other Chinese made goodies showing the famous...