Stork Delight

Mini Walking Stories: Stork Delight

Stork Delight One of the best bits of taking a friend on a walk is that you get to see the world through their eyes. My friend Shana really likes birds. She and her husband have a big picture window in their living room and outside the window, they have put loads of bird feeders …

Massenlager, Via Alpina, Switzerland

Mini Walking Stories: Massenlager

MINI WALKING STORIES Mini Walking Stories is a project I’m doing this month to catalog a fabulous year of walking. Every day during December, I’m going to choose one photo and invite you to come along with me for a few minutes on one of the walks I took in 2022. Read more stories here. …

Upper Room Window, Secrets in Santiago de Compostela

Mini Walking Stories: Secrets in Santiago

MINI WALKING STORIES Mini Walking Stories is a project I’m doing this month to catalog what has been an AMAZING year of walking. Every day during December, I’m going to choose one photo and invite you to come along with me for a few minutes on one of the walks I took in 2022. Read …

Casa Fernanda, Portugal, Portuguese Way

Mini Walking Stories: Casa Fernanda

MINI WALKING STORIES Mini Walking Stories is a project I’m doing this month to catalog what has been an AMAZING year of walking. Every day during December, I’m going to choose one photo and invite you to come along with me for a few minutes on one of the walks I took in 2022. Read …

Sliver of Shade Portuguese Camino

Mini Walking Stories: A Sliver of Shade

MINI WALKING STORIES Mini Walking Stories is a project I’m doing this month to catalog what has been an AMAZING year of walking. Every day during December, I’m going to choose one photo and invite you to come along with me for a few minutes on one of the walks I took in 2022. Read …

The Cotswold Way Day 7 Cold Ashton to Bath6

The Cotswold Way Day 7: Cold Ashton to Bath

The Cotswold Way 110 Miles from Chipping Campden to Bath: Day 7 Cold Ashton to Bath (10 miles)   We had reached the end. I woke up both grateful and sad. Taido, Simon, Kandace and I all had breakfast together at home and then we drove over to where we had stopped the day before …

The Cotswold Way Day 2 Stanton to Cleeve Hill12

The Cotswold Way: Day 2 Stanton to Cleeve Hill

The Cotswold Way 110 Miles from Chipping Campden to Bath: Day 2 Stanton to Cleeve Hill (15 miles) After eating the cereal and yogurts left for us in our darling kitchen, we set out early. We walked out of adorable Stanton and into even more adorable Church Stanway. After passing several cottages covered in wisteria, …

6Uncertainty of Travel, Backpack Photos

A Crash Course in Uncertainty

The Uncertainty of Travel: A Crash Course in Dealing With the Unknown The willingness to relinquish control and open ourselves to the mysterious unknown is at the heart of every great spiritual tradition.          -Douglas Christie Imagine you and I were having chats together over pints and the conversation turned to travel. …

SWCP Beer to Sidmouth 3

A Walk on the South West Coastal Path

Walking the Jurassic Coast from Lyme Regis to Exmouth on the South West Coastal Path in England Recently we had the happy occurrence of my brother and nephew coming to visit while Taido and Simon were off for Easter Holidays. Visitors don’t always coincide with time off from school for the rest of us, so …

Siena, Italy, Tuscany

Snapshots of Siena, Italy

Snapshots of Rainy Siena, Italy: A Few Days in the Heart of Tuscany It’s been three years since I wandered a hilltown in Italy by myself. My trip to Orvieto and Assisi was well before I watched with the rest of the world as Italy was ravaged by a pandemic, a memory that is clearly …

Lake District in the Fall, Family Hiking in The Lake District

Saying Yes To Walking

The first time I visited the Lake District with my family, it rained for almost all of the three days we were there, and I still drove away madly in love and scheming about when I could get back.  The bright green, grass-covered trails and lakes surrounded by autumn colors left me wanting more, despite …