What a Trip

Boracay, Philippines–Adventure and R&R

Boracay, one of the 2000 inhabited islands in the Philippines, is known for its white sand beaches, one reason why I chose this busy slice of paradise for a three day trip with my son and my dad. My son, a 14 year-old teen, is into a bit of active adventure and my dad is happy […]

August 10th, 2016|Travel, Uncategorized, What a Trip|

Book Review: A Guide to National Parks of the United States

The recently published 8th edition of National Geographic’s National Parks of the United States is a perfect companion for a road trip or for enjoying travel from the comfort of an arm chair with the foot rest up.

Covering the 59 scenic national parks in the United States’ National Park System, the guidebook serves as a nuts and […]

July 20th, 2016|Alaska, Arizona, Travel, What a Trip|

Lassoing the Sun: An Ode to National Parks and People

By the end of the first two pages of Lassoing the Sun: A Year in America’s National Parks, by Mark Woods, I was hooked. This is not just a memoir of Woods’s year traveling through national parks, one park per month, so he could write about the experience, it’s a memoir that hits upon the universal need for […]

June 24th, 2016|Arizona, Florida, Maine, What a Trip|