Hiking a Giant Dune is a Lot of Fun, but Rain is Not – Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan

We have one “people traveling in a van” problem that does not have a solution: rain. It has been raining SO MUCH since we started our road trip along Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. See, our van is actually a car, which is a great house when it’s sunny but miserable if it rains for more than a day. Stuff gets easily wet, it doesn’t ever get dry, we are stuck inside our super small van, we get upset… Continue reading “Hiking a Giant Dune is a Lot of Fun, but Rain is Not – Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan”

Grand Avenue Tour at Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky: Inside the Longest Cave In The World

Henri walking the Grand Avenue tour, Mammoth Cave

Last week, Henri and I took the Grand Avenue Tour at Mammoth Cave National Park, KY. Mammoth Cave National Park hosts the longest cave system in the world by far, with 400 miles of trails and passages. With such a huge underworld to discover, it is not a surprise if dozens of tours are offered, from very short & easy to very long & strenuous. Here is a review with pictures of the Grand Avenue Tour. Continue reading “Grand Avenue Tour at Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky: Inside the Longest Cave In The World”

The Albemarle Sound & the Bald Eagles – A visit to the Spruill Farm, North Carolina

Albemarle Sound

About a week after we left New York, Henri & I had the incredible privilege of being able to visit a special place in North Carolina, the Spruill Farm. We had stopped for a couple days around Elizabeth City on our way to the Outer Banks. Interestingly it is the birthplace of Edward Snowden, so I posted a “dumb” tweet with this information. I rarely tweet anymore ; I have the impression that I morph into a complete troll as soon as I log onto this specific social network… But this time I did post my “dumb” tweet and it was worth it.

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