Change of Plans As many of you know we’ve been planning a much-ballyhooed multi-month road trip and you’re probably thinking, why are they in Sedona? Aren’t they supposed to be bopping down some little-known lane in the steamy southern portions of the massive and nuanced country that they call home? By this time, shouldn’t they […]
Flagstaff, Arizona: VinoHiking at 8,000′
Do Snowshoes Have Bladders? “With all of the rain we’ve gotten down here recently, Flagstaff must be buried in snow,” Pat surmised. “Let’s go snowshoeing.” Well, that’s a suggestion you don’t have to make twice. Before he finished his thought, I had the snacks ready to go, my play-in-the-snow base-clothes on, and a bottle of […]
Fear and Traveling: Guidebricks… I Mean Books
Back in the Day I had to walk to and from grade school with my big bag of books – uphill both ways – even if it was snowing. A baked potato meant for my lunch kept my hands warm… well, one at a time anyway. So why would I bat an eye at carrying five pounds […]
2018 Liebster Award Nomination (It’s a Blogging Thing)
Who? Us? Holy crap! Where do I start? I got up this morning and sat down on the couch with my cup of coffee — okay, it’s more of a bucket, but really, it’s for the greater good — that’s when Pat looked up from his computer and said, “The Motoroamers were nominated for the Liebster […]
VinoHiking Has Stuff!
Take a look at the new VinoHiking shop: T-shirts, hoodies, mugs, and more. If you don’t see the product/logo combination that you want, let us know. See the Cool Stuff!
Tucson, AZ: When Life Gives You Lemmons…
Hot in the City It wasn’t a dark highway, but it was most definitely a desert one. Saguaro cacti stood with their arms reaching toward the sky asking for rain or absolution, or whatever cacti ask for. They populated the area as far as the eye could see. No cool wind was in anyone’s hair, […]
GlobeWandering on a Budget
It’s finally here! The travel book you have all been waiting for! Save Money – Travel Comfortably – Have Fun Discover how, on a modest budget, to take a transoceanic cruise, rent a car, or stay in a fully furnished home in a location where you can’t even afford a motel. Everything is covered, from […]
On The Open Seas With An Open Mind: A Time For Reflection
‘Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes Turn and face the strange Ch-ch-changes Don’t want to be a richer man Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes Turn and face the strange Ch-ch-changes There’s gonna have to be a different man Time may change me But I can’t trace time’ David Bowie – Changes The Time Is Gone, The Song Is Over (Pink Floyd) Two years of […]
Perpignan, France: What to Do If You Are Kidnapped
Our time in Europe was growing ever so short. We had one week left before we needed to be in Barcelona to catch the cruise ship to Florida. Last year we spent a month in Perpignan and made friends that we were anxious to see again. Perpignan just happened to be on the way to […]
Languedoc, France: Wine, Cheese, Oysters, and Scenery – The Perfect Place?
I Probably Should Keep This Magnificent Part Of The World A Secret, But… I just can’t. OK, having been born in the south of France makes me a bit prejudice, but Languedoc has to be the most perfect place in the world. Why? Well, let’s start with an amazing landscape, ancient mountainside villages, both bathed […]