South Central USA Road Trip Loop Itinerary – March 9, 2016 to March 20, 2016

This was a Spring Break trip where we took our daughter along for a bit of a trip to the heart of Texas as well as the Bayou, and even further to the north in the Ozarks and in Sooner Country. After starting off the trip….

Return to Julian Trip Itinerary – January 22, 2016 to January 24, 2016

This trip was a repeat of what Julie and I had done nearly 8 years prior. The difference with this trip was that we had endured a bit of a drought, there was no unexpected snow storm, and we came in with more knowledge…

Legoland And Opportunistic Waterfalling Trip Itinerary – January 9, 2016 to January 10, 2016

This trip was really about letting Tahia enjoy herself at Legoland for her birthday. I tried to be opportunistic about using this trip to visit a couple of waterfalls that we hadn’t done before, but given the dry Winters that we had…

New Caledonia Getaway Itinerary – November 23, 2015 to December 2, 2015

The premise of this trip was to celebrate a combination of our wedding anniversary as well as Julie’s birthday. It also coincided with a particularly busy time at work where this last-minute break was much needed…

Great Lakes Road Trip Itinerary – September 25, 2015 to October 9, 2015

This was one of those seize-the-moment trips where we had an opportunity to make a last-minute trip to explore the Great Lakes area at a time when the Fall Colors should be in the process of intensifying…

Eastern Sierra Trip with Kids Itinerary – August 1, 2015 to August 4, 2015

Although I had been to the Eastern Sierra of California (particular around the Mammoth Lakes vicinity) many times, this was the first time our daughter got to experience it for herself. It was also Julie’s first time back here in a little over a decade…

Spain Self-Driving Itinerary – May 23, 2015 to June 23, 2015

This itinerary covered the remaining 32 days of an epic six-week trip covered the countries of Morocco and Spain. Each country could be considered in their own separate itineraries, which was how I’ve broken it up to better modularize the trip logistics…

Morocco Guided Tour Itinerary – May 13, 2015 to June 23, 2015

This itinerary was actually the first 11 days of an epic six-week itinerary covered the countries of Morocco and Spain. Each country could be considered in their own separate itineraries, which was how I’ve broken it up to better modularize…

Big Sur and Monterey with Child Itinerary – April 2, 2015 to April 4, 2015

This itinerary summaries the familiar Big Sur Coast as well as Monterey. But what made this trip different from our prior ones was that we brought our daughter along. Thus, we got a different experience as it now mattered more to us…

Santa Barbara Valentines Day Follow-up Itinerary – February 15, 2015 to February 16, 2015

This itinerary was of a brief weekend overnight trip to Santa Barbara during the weekend of Valentine’s Day. Unlike the similar trip to the area that Julie and I did nearly six years prior to this trip, this one was stricken by a crippling drought that gripped much of California…

Vanuatu Itinerary – November 20, 2014 to November 30, 2014

This itinerary covered about a week-and-a-half in the island nation of Vanuatu. Julie and I were celebrating our ten year anniversary, but it also doubled as a birthday celebration for Julie….

United Kingdom Itinerary – August 12, 2014 to September 12, 2014

This month-long itinerary was our initiation to the United Kingdom, which was pretty much like visiting three countries (England, Scotland, and Wales) in a single trip. Unlike our previous European vacations to this point, we brought our daughter this time…

Washington DC Work Trip Itinerary – June 9, 2014 to June 11, 2014

This unusual itinerary was a rare opportunity to turn an otherwise not-so-pleasant business trip into one where I was able to spend time with my wife and daughter after the meeting was over. And this was possible without incurring…

New England and Eastern Canada Road Trip Itinerary – September 25, 2013 to October 15, 2013

This itinerary was designed to maximize our time during the peak of the Autumn colors in the northeastern part of the United States (otherwise known as New England) as well as the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario…

Onion Valley Backpacking Itinerary – August 29, 2013 to September 1, 2013

This was a weekend backpacking trip that began and ended in Onion Valley. The ultimate main goal of this physical challenge was to get up to the Kearsarge Pass (and get the kind of Eastern Sierra panorama that many in the backpacking…

Italy Initiation Itinerary – May 16, 2013 to June 7, 2013

This itinerary covered a three-week trip to mostly Central and Northern Italy. Julie and I traveled alone on this trip since we thought Tahia was too little to deal with the inevitable cigarette smoke as well as the additional logistics involved when you bring a third person along…

Southern Idaho Itinerary – April 24, 2013 to April 28, 2013

This itinerary was kind of our last-minute extended weekend visit to Idaho, where we encapsulated a visit to see a long-time friend and her newborn along with some waterfalls and sightseeing…

Yosemite Firefall and Mariposa Grove Itinerary – February 16, 2013 to February 18, 2013

This itinerary of our visit to Yosemite National Park was pretty much motivated by catching the natural firefall phenomenon where Horsetail Falls would be lit up by the setting sun in such a way that the falling waters glow red while everything else…

Tahiti with Tahia Itinerary – December 13, 2012 to December 23, 2012

In this itinerary, we covered the familiar Society Islands of Tahiti (also more formally known as French Polynesia). Thus, we spent time on Tahiti Island, Moorea Island, and Bora Bora Island…

Southern Appalachians Road Trip Itinerary – October 13, 2012 to October 28, 2012

Our trip to the Southeastern United States in the Southern Appalachian Mountain Range was kind of an odd trip for Julie and I because it was a region that we had never really seriously considered visiting.
But one thing we learned over the years was that you haven’t really…