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"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the places and moments that take our breath away." [Anonymous]

When we retired from Federal government service, one of the best gifts we received was the book "1000 Places to See Before You Die." We now have made it a goal to explore as many of these locations as possible. We hope you enjoy the photo travel journals we are compiling as we seek out those places that take our breath away.

Bob and Jeanne

Featured Galleries

2015 - Vicksburg Natchez

Our "Search for Spring" in the Deep South

Updated: Apr 19, 2015 6:44am MDT

2015 - Arizona

A quick trip to our Nation's Southwest.

Updated: Feb 02, 2015 6:00am MDT

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2015 - Vicksburg Natchez

Our "Search for Spring" in the Deep South

Updated: Apr 19, 2015 6:44am PST

2015 - Arizona

A quick trip to our Nation's Southwest.

Updated: Feb 02, 2015 6:00am PST

2014-Southern Africa Safari

Our first safari to one of the planet's last great wildernesses.

Updated: Nov 15, 2014 6:03am PST

2014 - Southern African Birds

Some of the feathered wildlife of the southern African savannah.

Updated: Nov 15, 2014 6:40am PST

2014 - New Orleans

Our escape from the wintry Mid-Atlantic to Cajun Country.

Updated: Mar 30, 2014 7:27am PST

2013 - Bhutan

Our visit to the Land of the Thunder Dragon.

Updated: Feb 05, 2014 8:34am PST

2013 - Nepal

We continue our Himalayan adventure.

Updated: Feb 10, 2014 12:23pm PST

2013 - Cuba

Our visit to the "Forbidden Island" 90 miles from the U.S.

Updated: May 20, 2013 10:20am PST

2012 - Ecuador - Galapagos

We explore the extraordinary world of Darwin's discovery.

Updated: Jan 21, 2013 2:14pm PST

2012 - Ecuador - Mainland

We visit Andean cities and journey into the Amazonian Rain Forest.

Updated: Dec 30, 2012 8:28am PST

2012 - Paris

Our week long visit to one of the world's great cities.

Updated: Oct 15, 2012 5:18am PST

2012 - Eastern Europe

We travel to the great cities of Eastern Europe.

Updated: Jul 27, 2012 7:21am PST


Our brief visit to the land of fire and ice.

Updated: Oct 13, 2011 10:20am PST


Our two-week cruise along the "Waterways of the Tsars"

Updated: Jul 11, 2011 6:23am PST

2010 - Tunisia

Our trip from the Mediterranean to the Sahara.

Updated: Nov 19, 2010 5:16am PST

2010 - Yucatan, Mexico

Our return trip to the land of the ancient Maya.

Updated: Jun 14, 2010 1:28pm PST

2009 - Tuscany, Italy

We return to one of Italy's most beautiful regions.

Updated: Jun 15, 2009 6:39am PST

2009 - Vietnam

From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, we visit the "new" Vietnam.

Updated: May 06, 2009 5:42am PST

2009 - Cambodia

Our SE Asia adventure concludes with a visit to the temples of Angkor.

Updated: Apr 29, 2009 9:40am PST

2008 - Thailand

We visit the colorful, captivating kingdom formerly known as Siam.

Updated: Jan 02, 2009 5:02pm PST

2008 - Turkey

We travel to a modern nation of ancient ruins and merging cultures.

Updated: May 15, 2008 4:07pm PST

2007 - Italy

We travel to the land of pizza, pasta, and ancient Roman ruins.

Updated: Dec 22, 2007 4:51pm PST

2007 - Egypt

Our trip to the Land of the Pharaohs

Updated: Aug 30, 2007 1:34pm PST

2007 - Jordan

Our Middle East adventure continues...

Updated: Jun 27, 2007 11:28am PST

2006 - Greece

We explore the land of Plato, Socrates, and Zorba.

Updated: Jan 03, 2007 10:39am PST

2006 - Peru

We journey to the Land of the Incas.

Updated: Jan 09, 2007 5:52am PST

2005-Route of the Maya

We follow in the footsteps of the ancient Maya.

Updated: Jan 17, 2007 6:33am PST

2004-South Pacific

Our search for turquoise waters.

Updated: Jan 22, 2007 1:34pm PST

2004-Costa Rica

We begin our retirement by heading to flora and fauna.

Updated: Jan 25, 2007 10:20am PST

1991- Pyramids of the Maya

Our first exploration of the ancient Maya world...and we were hooked.

Updated: Feb 19, 2007 1:59pm PST

2013 - Boston/Newport

Updated: Sep 28, 2013 4:48am PST

2011-Las Vegas & the Grand Canyon

Our week-long trip to two of America's most visited attractions.

Updated: Dec 31, 2011 5:19am PST

2011 - Tennessee Great Smoky Mountains

Our quick road trip to East Tennessee.

Updated: Sep 01, 2011 3:07pm PST

2011-South Texas

Our trip to South Texas to see the Alamo, River Walk and Hill Country.

Updated: Apr 14, 2011 1:27pm PST

2010 - Southern California

We explore a region of wineries, scenery, and a bit of history

Updated: Dec 08, 2010 2:43pm PST

2009-Florida Road Trip

Our road trip to the Sunshine(?) State.

Updated: Dec 15, 2009 1:46pm PST

2009-San Francisco

Our fall trip to the Bay Area and California's northern wine country

Updated: Dec 06, 2009 8:52am PST

2008 - Florida Everglades

Birds and gators galore.

Updated: Jan 14, 2008 8:19am PST

2007-Savannah, GA

We take a road trip to the sunny South.

Updated: Mar 30, 2007 5:35am PST

2004 - Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Our "Route 66 Roadtrip" leads us to the world's largest balloon event.

Updated: Apr 05, 2007 5:15am PST