Our Recent Travels
Or Rather - Random Travel Tales

We love to travel, and 2020 was supposed to be a big travel year for us. Like the rest of you, that didn't happen. 2021 hasn't been so good either!

We're still dreaming about travel, reading about new destinations, and making (tentative) plans for the future. We hope all of you are well and staying safe... and that you find some inspiration here for YOUR future travels.

Let's hope we can all be traveling again in 2022! 

Keeping up with with our recent travels is an adventure all by itself for us.

It was too hard for us to really post good travel pages in a timely fashion, but there are sometimes quick, funny travel tales that we think you'd enjoy.


We originally thought we'd put this page up so all of you can keep up with what we've been doing...

...and so you'd know why sometimes we haven't written anything new about our travel or tips for days or weeks!

But we needed to change the focus from keeping up with our travels to random travel tales. 


Fun Little Stories - Please Share Yours Too

So OK... we have a few random travel tales below. They are stories that don't really deserve a page of their own, but they were just fun to share with you.  Things that happened on trips that made us giggle, or little landmarks in our travel experience.

Jump straight down to the box if you're ready to submit or comment.

Our amusing little travel stories are listed below the invitation.  If you don't yet want to add a little story of your own, feel free to comment on ours.


Why We Don't Often Write On The Road

Wifi in Australia with a glass of Shiraz!

It's getting easier all the time to find internet connections on the road...

...But truthfully, when you're traveling and having fun, it's not always easy to break away and write about it.

Some trips it just isn't convenient to take a computer along.

We left it home when we went to Madagascar.

We took it to Dubai, but didn't take the time to use it much.

We did use it a little on our Australian wine tasting adventure.

J-3 Cub provides shade for wifi writing


In Oshkosh, Wisconsin attending the EAA AirVenture 2009, we had wifi and free time to tell you about it.

Don't know about Oskhosh?

We sat under the wing of my sister's little Piper J-3 Cub and wrote about the Cub to Oshkosh flight.


Some Travel Tales Need More Photos To Tell The Story

Some stories just require more time and photos and we write those after we're home.  Stories like:

Our Isle of Skye Welcome Home

or Keys To The Castle

or Travels With The Monkey

Other stories are just cute little vignette about our past or recent travels.


We'll Add Recent Travels or Random Travel Tales As We Can

Follow along -- and remember, with this form, you can add your travels too! It's easy. Promise!

Share Recent Travels - And Read About Ours

Do you have recent travels to share? This is the place. With all of our travel, I couldn't keep up with a daily blog, or with full travel stories. I'll share recent travels with you here... And Please... Share Yours with us!

Where In The World Have You Been?

Click below to keep up with our recent travels and to read where others have been. Read the stories, and if you're inspired please, share your own...

Nkanga Lodge, Johannesburg Better Than An Airport Hotel South Africa 
We needed an airport hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa… needed a day or two to get over jet lag. It’s a long flight… or flights… from the US to South …

Arkansas - All 50 States 
We've finally been to all 50 states. We had a long weekend... a very long weekend! And we decided to go to Arkansas. Why Arkansas? Because it was the …

Spring Training Baseball and the San Francisco Giants 
Ah yes, spring must be really close... Spring Training Baseball heralds that every year, and we try to make at least one game most years. Especially this …

Airline Weigh-in? 
This airline weigh-in was not for our luggage... it was for us! We're always telling you to travel light, but this is taking it to the limit! We were …

Document Rental Car Damage 
In Easter Island, we did document rental car damage. It wasn't a typical rent-a-car experience, but we followed our own foreign rental car tips.... …

Fly In A Zeppelin 
Here's a recent "trip", and we didn't even travel far from home! We had a chance to fly in a Zeppelin airship. Believe me, this experience was a "trip"! …

Click here to write your own.


Thanks for reading.  We'd still love to have you comment or contribute.  It really is easy and we'd love to hear your stories or comments.  Don't be shy.

Happy travels... even if you don't travel the world... just remember that life is a journey... embrace and enjoy it! Judy and Mark

Curious about what else we've written about?  Search our site for a destination or travel tip.

But... We'd love to have you share this page or comment on it…
Thanks, Judy and Mark

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September, October, November...
Well, usually we do, but COVID is still making things a little harder.

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They're all great for travel somewhere!
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Spring is greening things up in the Southern Hemisphere.

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