Iguazu Falls Itinerary – August 30, 2007 to September 3, 2007

This itinerary of our visit to Iguazu Falls was designed in the interest of limited time as it took place over the Labor Day Weekend plus a couple of additional days off to extend the holiday to a total of five days…

Iceland Road Trip Itinerary – June 19, 2007 to July 10, 2007

This trip covers the Iceland portion of a month-long Summer trip that also included a brief stopover in Western New York as well as New York City (with Julie’s cousin) after the Iceland part of the trip. I’m including the New York City part of the trip…

Our Western New York Itinerary – June 12, 2007 to June 19, 2007

This itinerary was actually part of a more grand month-long trip to Iceland.  We made a detour to Western New York and spent nearly a week self-driving around the Finger Lakes area using Buffalo…

Oahu and Big Island Itinerary – March 7, 2007 to March 12, 2007

This itinerary covers our first taste of the Big Island of Hawai’i as well as a brief stint on the island of O’ahu. Thus, I guess you can say this was our “island hopping” trip…

Return to Maui Itinerary – February 22, 2007 to February 26, 2007

This itinerary of our return visit to Maui took advantage of a couple of things. First, a friend of ours let us use her timeshare in Ka’anapali, which helped alleviate some of the accommodation costs (not cheap in Maui or in the Hawaiian Islands in general)…

Oahu Itinerary – January 18, 2007 to January 22, 2007

This itinerary of our visit to O’ahu was very strange in that it was made possible due to a raffle that Julie won from some kind of travel agent convention. It turned out that the airfare and car rental were comped, but the accommodation was not…

Kauai Itinerary – December 21, 2006 to December 28, 2006

This itinerary covers our first visit to Kaua’i. This trip took place during the expensive holiday week between Christmas and New Years. And even though we stayed on just this island for slightly over an entire week, we did switch accommodations twice…

Southeastern Australia Road Trip Itinerary – November 1, 2006 to November 30, 2006

This itinerary covers our second trip to Australia six months after our first trip. This time, however, we focused on the Southeastern part of the country spanning the states of New South Wales, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory (or ACT), South Australia, and Tasmania…

Grand Staircase National Monument Itinerary – September 15, 2006 to September 17, 2006

This itinerary encompassed a weekend trip to the Grand Staircase National Monument in Southern Utah. I was joined by my Mom, and the timing of this trip was kind of like a little birthday celebration for her.
Meanwhile, Julie was with her Mom in Europe…

Australia Outback Road Trip Itinerary – June 1, 2006 to June 23, 2006

This itinerary covers our very first trip to Australia, which focused on two of the country’s largest states – the Northern Territory and Western Australia. I guess you could call this the stereotypical Outback Trip because we did indeed visit some of the country’s iconic…

Seattle Wedding Itinerary – May 25, 2006 to May 29, 2006

This five-day Memorial Day Weekend itinerary was largely a result of one of Julie’s cousins getting married in their home city of Seattle. Of course, we also saw this as an opportunity to fit in some waterfalling and sightseeing…

Death Valley Itinerary – March 24, 2006 to March 26, 2006

This itinerary was about our trip to Death Valley for the first time. Although this trip involved a lot of long drives, Julie and I were surprisingly able to accomplish quite a bit in terms of all the sights we wanted to see in Death Valley itself…

Yosemite Firefall Itinerary – February 24, 2006 to February 26, 2006

This itinerary of our weekend visit to Yosemite National Park was all about catching the firefall as it was one of the few things left that I didn’t try from The Photographer’s Guide to Yosemite by Michael Frye….

Fiji Itinerary – December 24, 2005 to January 2, 2006

In this itinerary, Julie and I took a tropical vacation during the holiday season between Christmas and New Years in Fiji. Something really quirky about this trip was that we flew out on the evening of Christmas Eve and we landed in Fiji on Boxing Day…

Norway Waterfalling Binge Itinerary – June 20, 2005 to July 9, 2005

This itinerary summarizes our trip in Norway, which was sort of a follow-up trip hot on the heels of our real eye-opener in New Zealand. This was one trip where I really wished we had more time because this was an extremely waterfall-centric trip…

Kings Canyon and Sequoia Memorial Day Weekend Itinerary – May 27, 2005 to May 30, 2005

This itinerary of Kings Canyon National Park, Sequoia National Park, and Sequoia National Forest took place over a Memorial Day Weekend. I was accompanied by my Mom and Dad while Julie stayed at home to see friends…

Yosemite Weekend with the Parents Itinerary – April 29, 2005 to May 1, 2005

This weekend itinerary for Yosemite National Park covered Yosemite Valley as well as a little bit of Hetch Hetchy. By now, we were quite familiar with all the most accessible sights within the reserve. Really, the main motivation for this trip was to introduce…

New Zealand Honeymoon Itinerary – November 5, 2004 to December 3, 2004

As you can see by the title of this page, this itinerary was our honeymoon with a destination wedding in the Land of the Long White Cloud. For Julie and I, this was the trip that opened up our eyes to what was out there in the world…

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Camping Weekend Itinerary – August 27, 2004 to August 29, 2004

This Labor Day Weekend Itinerary pertained to a camping trip within the Cedar Grove section of Kings Canyon National Park. Since it took place well into the Summer…

Yellowstone and Grand Tetons Itinerary – June 17, 2004 to June 27, 2004

This itinerary of our visit to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton national Park was largely with a tight budget where we booked ahead for campsites for about half the trip while staying lodges for the remainder of the nights…