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 - 3 Days in Deep Cove

Vancouver BC is an international city with sky scrapers, many people and traffic. Like all international cities there is a tremendous energy here with lots to do, like tour Granville Island and Gastown to Stanley Park and the magnificent Aquarium. But part of the magic of Vancouver is location. A wild, natural beauty envelops this great city. But….If you want to get away from it all, just up the road (about a 25 minute drive) is the district of North Vancouver and beautiful, glassy Deep Cove which is a salt water inlet formed by verdant mountains that shoot straight up out of the water. These are the fjords of British Columbia.

Read about Deep Cove.

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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