For Active Travelers and Travel Dreamers


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 while providing 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

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Floating 200 miles down the Grand Canyon - Part 2

I joined a group of strangers on an OARS expedition to float the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Our trip was 12 days long, covering almost 200 miles. The trip itself was as Grand as the Canyon. Too much to tell in one article, so it is in 2 parts. Here is Part 2. If you haven’t read Part 1 yet, you may want to start there.

Read Part 2 of Floating the Grand Canyon.

 The Colorado River deep inside the Grand Canyon

The Colorado River deep inside the Grand Canyon

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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