Category Archives: Travel


Fourth of July in Boston

Us Europeans always snicker at the short history of US. “Oh this is the oldest building in the city? Well my brother has an outhouse that is twice as old as that…”. Sure, there’s a difference between […]

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XMas in Yosemite

We’ve spent Christmas in Yosemite once before and it was fun. This year there was much less snow, unfortunately, but the valley is still as spectacular as ever. Little dusting of snow and ice made […]

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We took a quick 24 hour trip down to Monterey. Dinner at the Sardine Factory was just as good as everyone promised, although no sardines were in evidence. I was hoping to get some spectacular […]

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Orcas in Vancouver

We took a quick trip north to Vancouver Island, staying two nights in Victoria. The highlight of the trip was a 3 hour boat ride to see Orcas … and boy, did we see them! […]

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110 Degrees of Death Valley

I had a wonderful idea of going back to Death Valley … in summer! It would be nice and warm there (yeah…) and not too many people around (guess why?). Well, both turned out to […]

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Anza Borrego – Palm Wash Slot Canyons

A business trip to San Diego on Friday turned into weekend camping and canyoneering trip in Anza Borrego. Palm Wash is just east from Borrego Springs and has some really neat slot canyons, as well […]

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Death Valley – Day 3

How much weird scenery can one see before getting overwhelmed? At least 3 days worth. We started the morning at Zabriskie Point, with views of the Red Cathedral we saw from the other side the […]

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Death Valley – Day 2

The salt flats (Devil’s Golf Course and Badwater) are one of the must-see’s of Death Valley. Badwater basin also happens to be the lowest point in the US, with elevation is -282 feet (86 meters) […]

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Sand in Death Valley

We started our first day in Death Valley by hiking the Mesquite Dunes near Furnace Creek. The tallest dune is over 100 feet (30 meters) tall, and let me tell you, slogging up the side […]

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Las Vegas by Night

On our way to Death Valley we stopped in the Sin City. Nothing exciting, just a dinner and good nights sleep. I did drag myself out on the freezing sidewalk to snap few HDR images […]

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