As long as I’ve been in Mexico, I’ve been hearing about Tolantongo. This proverbial oasis in the desert is a beacon for tourists, national and expat alike, to pretend for a weekend that they aren’t landlocked in a desert and melt into the thermal waters...

Different trips require different gear. Certainly you wouldn’t pack the same thing for two weeks in Paris as you would for two weeks in the woods.  But for many, there are pack essentials – things you don’t leave home without. Here are mine, along with...

I woke to knocking on the bedroom door. I covered my face with a pillow while Eddie talked to Schuck. Time to pack the Ford for couple of days on the lake. But, could we hurry? Seven a.m. light sharpened my hung-over,...

My purse, journal, wallet and camera charger had been looted, cherry lip-gloss eaten, by a bear. This might have been expected by a well worn bear country camper but it surprised the hell out of me. So did the doe and felt-nubbed young nibbling foliage...

Our initial plan to camp in between Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons was thwarted by a nasty snow storm rolling in. It was almost June, so that, of course, was to be expected. Eddie and I decided to head north to Bozeman and catch up...