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

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...

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...

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....

December 11, 2018

There's nothing quite like soaking in a hot spring after a long hike. In central New Mexico, north of Albuquerque and west of Santa Fe, sits the Jemez plateau, an active geothermal area that boasts several natural hot springs. Some of these, like McCauley Hot Springs a...

July 10, 2018

Niagara Falls is one of the best known tourist destinations in North America. But just a few miles downriver from the thundering falls is a natural hiking trail about as different from the falls as one can imagine.

The Canadian side of Niagara Falls is the side that get...

June 15, 2018

Badlands National Park is located in the southwest portion of South Dakota. The park takes it's name from the other-worldly nature of the landscape, created by centuries of erosion. Spires and ridges of rock jut up from the surrounding plains, looking like a giant sand...

May 22, 2018

Moab, Utah is one of the greatest places in the United States for outdoor recreation. There are national parks nearby, the Colorado River flows through town, and the mountain biking is legendary.

Moab has hundreds of miles of trails that suit cyclists of all skill level...

January 19, 2018

Located along Costa Rica's central Pacific coast, Manuel Antonio National Park is the smallest of the nation's 34 national parks and reserves. However the small size, just over 1,600 acres, belies the wealth of activity and biodiversity in the area.

Carved out of a rapi...

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