Wild horse crossing the stunning breadth of Monument Valley at sunrise.

Back in My Day

A road trip from San Jose to Monument Valley, Four Corners, and back.  We had driven through this exact itinerary back in 2005, but things have changed considerably since then. After the first few quips, Annoying and Grumpy Dad was…

Matsumoto, or the Crow Castle, on a bitter cold December morning with the Japanese Alps in the backdrop.

5:00 am Walks

I am not a morning person. The early bird can take as many worms as it would like, and I wouldn’t care. Which is why, this blog title is special. There has to be something special about the location or…

Un-earthly sunset, before midnight, somewhere in Eastern Iceland.

But we love our lives more: The Solitude of North Iceland

Northern Iceland is as remote as it gets. Tree-less wind-swept lava-colored landscapes. Mud-scaped roads to reach a town where Puffins camped out. The brown-blue-green palettes of old volcanic craters. The simultaneous solitude and ear-shattering thunder of massive waterfalls such as Godafoss and Dettifoss. The sulphur-tinged turquoise lakes around Myvatn. And barely any humans.
A lone SUV driving across the dusty road late at night on a sunny summer day in Iceland

The Gerua Crowd : Bollywood takes over Iceland

It has been said that Bollywood has done more for world wide tourism than any tourist magazine. Needless to say, this was a widely held view by the 2+ Billion Earthlings that can’t escape Bollywood, and also a view held…

Sparkling midnight sun and empty road to nowhere, Iceland

The White Walkers: South Central Iceland

When news outlets talk about Iceland being overrun by tourists, they are talking about South Central Iceland. The Wow Air travelers, and the Iceland Air 3 day stopovers. The Blue Lagoon enthusiasts, and the Continental Rift explorers.