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...

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...

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....

August 24, 2018

Geographically speaking, the Watkins Glen Gorge Trail is in the Finger Lakes region of upper New York state. But it doesn't take much of an imagination to think you've been transported into the realm of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. You hike over stone walkways, up and...

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...

September 7, 2017

Have you ever seen a sand dune eating a lake? Check out this Google Earth image to see the sand slowly encroaching into Silver Lake. It will take hundreds of more years before the lake completely disappears. In the meantime there are plenty of recreational opportunitie...

May 22, 2017

The Ohio River defines the border between Kentucky and Indiana. On the south side of the river sits the metropolis of Louisville, home of the Kentucky Derby, Louisville Slugger baseball bats, and the 2013 NCAA Men’s College Basketball champions. On the north side of th...

February 13, 2017

While northern Indiana is quite flat the southern part of the state has dramatic hills providing for great hiking and numerous waterfalls. Clifty Falls State Park, along the Ohio River near the city of Madison, is home to four large waterfalls and dozens of smaller one...

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