The Himalayas

This is an excerpt from a series of stories called “A Mountain Bike Passage to India.”  I wrote them after traveling to India for a mountain-bike travel adventure called “Full Cycle: A World Odyssey” in 1993. The Himalayas By now the tour group had dwindled…

Fiji Travels

Fiji Travels – Two Horsemen, A Boar, A Jar of Mango Jam On a sultry day in May Mark and I landed at Suvu, Fiji expecting an island atmosphere similar to the tropical paradise of French Polynesia but finding a “third-world” feeling. On our first night…

Rafting Athabasca River

Rafting Athabasca River You know how glaciers are comprised of ice? And how cold ice is? The Athabasca River is glacier-fed and as cold as ice. In 1986, as Mark and I rambled around the U.S. and Canada in our small Chinook, we would stop…

Spike Africa’s

Spike Africa’s Mark and I love discovering fine dining establishments with good Happy Hours.  So a couple of months ago when we were downtown, we decided to take a walk near the north end of the Gaslamp.  We had been to the Yard House many…

San Diego Dinner Cruise

Romantic San Diego Dinner Cruise for an Intimate Evening with Someone Special If you have ever visited San Diego – or heaven forbid have lived in San Diego without indulging in the Romantic San Diego Dinner Cruise offered by Hornblower Cruises, you have missed out on…

Coronado is Beautiful

Just over the bridge from San Diego is a small “island” called Coronado where the Navy has a base called North Island. Coronado is not technically an island because the southernmost tip is connected to Imperial Beach which is several miles south of San Diego….

Fishing Foster Lake

This story is excerpted from our 1986 memoirs of our North American Journey in a Chinook. We drove up the Pacific Coast of California, Oregon, Washington, Canada and Alaska, then across towards the East Coast of the United States, down the eastern seaboard, all the…

Gattopardo In the Heart of Milano

Gattopardo Milano In the heart of Milano, there is a 19th Century church that was converted into a night club in late 2001, called the Gattopardo Café (‘Leopard Café’).  This was one of the highlights of our journey to Italy and it was a savvy native…

Instant Karma New Delhi

Instant Karma New Delhi It was October of 1993.  The doors to India were many: continual flights and airport waits, customs lines, and sleep deprivation.  It took two days of travel through invisible time lines to reach the smudgy netherworld of New Delhi at 3 in the…