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

Newest Content - Pura Vida in Costa Rica

Legend has it that Costa Rica got its name from Columbus who believed he discovered the land of gold and silver. The “Rich Coast” stuck even though Columbus was wrong about the gold. This land is rich with beautiful beaches along the Pacific and Caribbean coastlines, mountains, active volcanoes, lush rain forests and astounding biodiversity. Watch Capuchin monkeys swing from tree vines and sloths dangle lazily in the forest canopy. Ocean waves crash untouched beaches and vibrant green jungles await exploration. Ocean waves crashing onto untouched beaches. The landscape of Costa Rica is a verdant natural playground awaiting exploration.

We explored the Pacific beach town of Playa Dominical (about 50 miles south of Quepos) as well as the inland area around Volcano Arenal. Our adventure started in the capital city of San Jose. Read about Costa Rica here.

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 new Leica Q2 to the Leica M10. There is also a comparison review of the Leica M240 to the Leica M10 and more….

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