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This site is for active and independent travelers rather than tourists. Travelers embrace the unexpected. Travelers get lost and in doing so stumble upon new experiences. We tell our story with words, beautiful photos and occasionally provide historical context. Enjoy our beautiful world.

"The traveler see's what he see's, the tourist see's what he has come to see." - G.K. Chesterton

Newest content - Istanbul

We spent 4 days in Istanbul walking through the back alleys of the Hans and visiting popular destinations such as the Hagia Sophia, the Basilica Cistern and cruising the Bosphorus. Istanbul is home to 20 million people and was the center of empires for almost 2000 years. Read about Istanbul and enjoy beautiful imagery of this unique and beautiful city.

The Blue Mosque in Istanbul 

Travel Stories

This is our travel blog. A collection of stories of our travels. We have written about Venice, Barcelona, Zermatt, Park City, Yellowstone, Zion, Jackson Hole, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia.......

Photo Galleries

See the world through our photos. Rick uses a Leica M camera to get high quality images with a small and light camera. Galleries of Croatia, Switzerland, Barcelona, Yellowstone, and more......

Photography, Camera Reviews, and More.

Rick writes about his photography. Check out the review comparing the Leica M240 to the Leica M10 and more.

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