Road Trip Day 5: Crater Lake, National Creek Falls, Rogue River Gorge

August 2, 2010

We got up at 4:55 this morning so that we could get to Crater Lake for the sunrise. Stephen promised that we can sleep in tomorrow. We went to Watchman Overlook, and unfortunately Stephen realized that the angle of the sun was wrong for his picture. I didn’t wait for him to ask – I […]

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Road Trip 2010 Day 4: Lava Beds National Monument & Crater Lake

August 1, 2010

We got up this morning and were probably on the road by 7:30. We just took granola bars with us for breakfast. Before heading to Lava Beds National Monument, we went to the Shell station in Merrill for gas. Stephen and I were confused when he started pumping gas and a girl came out and […]

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Road Trip 2010 Day 3: Cinder Cone, Tule Lake Internment Camp, & Petroglyph Point

July 31, 2010

I didn’t sleep real well last night, mainly due to having a makeshift pillow. I meant to bring pillows, but I totally forgot. I can sleep in almost any circumstances, as long as I have a nice fluffy pillow. The other problem was screaming kids, about an hour past the start of quiet time. When […]

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Road Trip 2010 Day 2: Bumpass Hell & Butte Lake

July 30, 2010

This morning we started our hike to Bumpass Hell at 8:00 am. The area of geothermal activity is the namesake of the somewhat unfortunately surnamed Bumpass, who fell into some boiling water and lost a leg. The hike to Bumpass Hell takes about three hours round trip, although for us it is longer because of […]

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Road Trip 2010 Day 1: Lassen Volcanic National Park

July 29, 2010

I’m sitting here next to Lake Manzanita in Lassen Volcanic National Park, typing this on my iPad. I’ve got my tiny portable chair to use as a workstation while Stephen stands and waits for the sun to descend enough for him to take a picture of the volcano with the lake in the foreground. We […]

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Waiting for Jackie in Hong Kong

July 16, 2010

When we went to Hong Kong in 2006, we spent a fair amount of time wandering around in the New Kowloon area. One of the places that we visited there was the Kowloon Walled City Park, which has interesting history. While we were there, I spent a little time sitting on a bench enjoying the […]

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Road Trip to Oregon & Blogging on the iPad

July 15, 2010

In a couple weeks, we’ll be heading to Oregon for a road trip, so keep your eyes open for a new travelogue. Originally, we planned to go to Oregon and Washington, and maybe up into Vancouver. But when we started looking into what there is to see in Oregon, we realized that we could easily […]

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DK Travel: Create Your Own Travel Guides. Very Cool.

June 5, 2010

I love Dorling Kindersley’s Eyewitness Travel Guides. The full color pictures are wonderful for deciding where we want to go (not so great on the details once we get there). Any time we travel, we check to see if there is a DK guide for our destination. I wanted to take a look at the […]

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Sale on Lonely Planet’s 1000 Ultimate Experiences App for iPad

May 29, 2010

I’ve been dying to download Lonely Planet‘s 1000 Ultimate Experiences app for the iPad, but at $10, I wasn’t sure it was worth it. But yesterday, I was surfing around in the iTunes store, and happened to see that it was on sale for $2.99 in honor of the international launch of the iPad. I […]

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Travel Writer Tim Cahill at San Jose State University

April 28, 2010

If I am not traveling, I love to stay home. I really prefer not to go out and have fun. But I’m trying to be less antisocial, so I said yes when my friend Terri invited me to go listen to travel writer Tim Cahill at San Jose State University (SJS) tonight. Terri is taking […]

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