Tom is an award winning producer/director. He is a long distance cyclist and avid basketball and volleyball player. He blames his love of traveling on his parents.

 

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The Path Less Chosen

Travel that's just a bit off the beaten trail.

 "The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."

- St. Augustine

Getting from point A to point B by foot, bicycle, kayak, or some other non-motorized means.

Interesting destinations that make you want to linger, overnight or for several days.

Things that make the journey worthwhile, whether it's a brew pub or the perfect spot to watch the sunset.

More great people and places

February 19, 2020

Grand Rapids, Michigan is known as Beer City USA with good reason. This medium sized mid-western town boasts over 80 craft breweries. One of our favorites is the MItten Brewing Company on the city's west side.

The Mitten is housed in the former Engine House #9. While it...

December 30, 2019

Welcome to our third annual favorites list. These places are not always the best known, but we visited each in 2019 and they all impressed us. You'll notice something about this year's list, four of the five favorites are state parks. It looks like state parks are the...

December 9, 2019

How about some hiking, history, and horseback riding along one of the great American Rivers? In the southwest corner of Nebraska, beside the mighty Missouri River, sits a state park worthy of a day trip or an entire weekend visit. Indian Cave State Park gets it's name...

October 7, 2019

Tucked away in the northwest corner of Arkansas lies the gorgeous little town of Eureka Springs. The village seems to be stitched onto a mountainside, with dozens of natural springs scattered about. Unlike the more well known Hot Springs in the southern part of the sta...

August 30, 2019

In the northeast corner of Oklahoma sits a lovely state park that could be the poster child for getting off the beaten track. Make no mistake, Natural Falls State Park is well maintained with a few nice hiking trails, but it is not the kind of place that attracts natio...

May 28, 2019

Hiking in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York provides lots of options. One of the best known hikes is Watkin's Glen State Park on the south end of Seneca Lake. But 25 miles to the east is another park that offers equally as spectacular scenery and hiking.

Rober...

March 28, 2019

Finding a spot that's "off the beaten path" in a place as busy as Washington D.C. can be difficult. But just such a place sits out in the Potomac River, almost directly behind the Lincoln Memorial. It's Theodore Roosevelt Island.

By Washington D.C. standards, this small...

February 27, 2019

One of the oddest and most wonderful art installations in the U.S. is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Created by an artist collective known as Meow Wolf, the House of Eternal Return might best be described as a "fun-house for adults". But even that description doesn'...

January 28, 2019

It's like finding of little piece of England tucked away in the Pacific Northwest. Victoria, British Columbia sits on the southern end of Canada's Vancouver Island.  The quaint city is a delightful mix of maritime culture and beautiful gardens.

A wonderful way get to th...

December 28, 2018

It's the end of the year and we had the opportunity to take in some outstanding spots in our travel this year. Our 2018 Favorites List contains places we visited during the past 12 months. These may not make anyone else's year-end list, but they are all worth a visit....

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