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Mexico (3/26/2024 - 4/11/2024)
This was a trip to Oaxacan mountains and coast followed up by a trip to Torreon to view a total solar eclipse....More
Japan (2/16/2024 - 3/2/2024)
Got a very cheap ticket to Japan, so we went from one end to the other...More
Cuba (1/25/2024 - 2/6/2024)
A trip to Cuba to look for endemic birds while we still can....More
Costa Rica
Costa Rica (9/26/2023 - 10/6/2023)
A trip to Costa Rica to look for nesting sea turtles and to visit Arenal both of which we had not visited in previous tr...More
Ecuador (7/27/2023 - 8/7/2023)
Trip to Ecuador to visit areas near Quito...More
Western Australia
Western Australia (4/3/2023 - 4/24/2023)
We did a side trip from Malaysia to visit Western Australia to view a solar eclipse....More
Malaysia (3/14/2023 - 4/3/2023)
A three week stop-over in Borneo, Bukit Fraser, and Singapore en route to a solar eclipse in Western Australia...More
Colombia (2/5/2023 - 2/13/2023)
A last minute trip to the coffee region of Colombia...More
Fiji (4/30/2022 - 5/10/2022)
A short trip to Fiji where we visited four islands...More
Antarctica and Argentina
Antarctica and Argentina (11/19/2021 - 12/12/2021)
A trip to Antarctica and South Georgia Island to see a total solar eclipse bookended by a trip to Iguazu Falls...More
Iceland (7/8/2021 - 7/18/2021)
Circumnavigation of Iceland and also Heimaey ...More
Chicago (5/21/2021 - 5/30/2021)
Trip to Chicago and closing out the Illinois Beach Resort hotel....More
Chile 2020
Chile 2020 (12/10/2020 - 12/25/2020)
This was a last minute trip to Chile after they opened their borders just prior to the 2020 solar eclipse....More
Chile (6/20/2019 - 7/3/2019)
On this two-week trip to Chile, we spent the first week in the mountains and coast around Arica. The second week was in...More
Madagascar (10/30/2017 - 11/23/2017)
Madagascar is literally the furthest place (on land) from San Francisco on the entire Earth, so of course, I had to go t...More
Uganda and stops between
Uganda and stops between (12/20/2016 - 1/17/2017)
This was a trip to a few places, but mainly a trip to Uganda with a stopover in United Arab Emerites....More
Peru (8/29/2016 - 9/7/2016)
A trip to Peru visiting the highland areas around Cusco including the cloud forest at Manu National Park....More
Newfoundland (7/9/2016 - 7/14/2016)
A visit to the Puffins and Whales of the West Atlantic....More
Indonesia (2/22/2016 - 3/17/2016)
A trip to Sulawesi and Halmahera to view a solar eclipse plus layovers in Singapore and Tokyo....More
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico (12/30/2015 - 1/6/2016)
A circumnavigation of Puerto Rico ...More
Panama (10/27/2015 - 11/1/2015)
A quick trip to Panama City between jobs. Saw more bird species in 6 days than all year in the USA....More
Svalbard, Canary Islands, and Spain
Svalbard, Canary Islands, and Spain (3/16/2015 - 4/4/2015)
Three week early spring trip spanning Arctic to Subtropical Europe includes a solar eclipse in Svalbard, hiking in the O...More
Alaska (7/15/2014 - 7/23/2014)
Trip to Nome and to Seward over a one week period....More
Southeast Arizona
Southeast Arizona (5/8/2014 - 5/12/2014)
A weekend trip to Southeastern Arizona and the Chiricahua National Monument....More
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic (1/19/2014 - 1/27/2014)
A trip to visit the mountains of the Dominican Republic....More
Kenya Solar Eclipse
Kenya Solar Eclipse (10/23/2013 - 11/7/2013)
A trip to Kenya to view the hybrid solar eclipse at Lake Turkana....More
Texas (4/13/2013 - 4/20/2013)
A one week trip to Austin and the Gulf Coast of Texas...More
Around The World in 66 Days
Around The World in 66 Days (1/1/2013 - 3/8/2013)
Follow us as we lose our luggage in an around-the-world trip....More
Eastern Australia
Eastern Australia (11/5/2012 - 11/25/2012)
Trip report of a two week visit to Queensland and the York Peninsula and one week in the Sydney area. The primary reaso...More
Moving the Car
Moving the Car (5/31/2012 - 7/15/2012)
This is a two-part trip that I took driving from Philadelphia to San Francisco via North Dakota and Yellowstone National...More
New Zealand
New Zealand (1/3/2012 - 1/30/2012)
Month-long trip to mostly the South Island of New Zealand...More
Brazil (7/13/2011 - 7/26/2011)
Two-week trip to Brazil with stops in the Pantanal and the Atlantic Coast near Salvador....More
Africa: Egypt and Ethiopia
Africa: Egypt and Ethiopia (12/31/2010 - 2/1/2011)
This trip report covers a one month journey to Egypt and Ethiopia with a couple of short layovers in London. Some highl...More
French Polynesia
French Polynesia (7/3/2010 - 7/18/2010)
For the solar eclipse of July 11, 2010, we had intended to visit Easter Island. However, difficulty buying plane ticket...More
Alaska 2010
Alaska 2010 (5/27/2010 - 6/19/2010)
This trip to Alaska involved hiking on St. George Island in the Pribilofs, hiking in Denali National Park, and boating i...More
China Solar Eclipse
China Solar Eclipse (7/12/2009 - 7/26/2009)
This trip started with a 13 hour flight from San Francisco to Hong Kong. We explored Hong Kong and the New Territories ...More
Mexico to Panama
Mexico to Panama (1/14/2009 - 3/21/2009)
Barbara and I started this 10-week trip on the island of Cozumel in Mexico. We followed the Caribbean coast to Belize C...More
Siberia (7/14/2008 - 8/11/2008)
I flew from San Francisco to Irkutsk via New York and Moscow with the primary goal to view the total solar eclipse of Au...More
Mexico, Baja California Sur
Mexico, Baja California Sur (2/17/2008 - 2/25/2008)
I took a flight to San Jose del Cabo where I met up with a friend of mine. We rented a car and checked out sites in the...More
Mexico, Nayarit
Mexico, Nayarit (1/5/2008 - 1/10/2008)
I took a last minute flight to Puerto Vallarta where I rented a car and checked out some nearby natural areas....More
San Francisco 2007
San Francisco 2007 (1/1/2007 - 12/31/2007)
This includes all visits within the San Francisco City Limits for 2007...More
Mexico, Veracruz
Mexico, Veracruz (10/10/2007 - 10/19/2007)
I took a last minute flight to Veracruz to do some photography of warblers and tropical species....More
Hawaii, Big Island
Hawaii, Big Island (3/7/2007 - 3/12/2007)
On this trip, Barbara and I flew from San Francisco to Hilo, Hawaii. We rented a car, and drove around the island. Nex...More
Ecuador (11/9/2006 - 12/23/2006)
This trip to Ecuador does not include a two week break in the middle of the trip to visit the Galapagos Islands....More
Galapagos Islands
Galapagos Islands (11/28/2006 - 12/12/2006)
We flew to Baltra in the Galapagos to join an 8 day expedition on the S.S. Samba. Our boat expedition visited Isla Plaz...More
Turkey (3/20/2006 - 4/1/2006)
A two week trip to Cappadoccia and Turkish Rivera featuring a total solar eclipse in Side on March 29, 2006....More
India (12/31/2005 - 1/22/2006)
In a one month trip to Northern India, we visited Rajasthan, The Himalayan Foothills, and more....More
Hawaii, Kauai
Hawaii, Kauai (3/23/2005 - 3/29/2005)
Barbara and I flew last minute to Kauai from SFO via Honolulu. We rented a car in Lihue, and we traveled to both ends o...More
Argentina (2/1/2005 - 2/18/2005)
Three week trip to Patagonia. We flew from San Francisco to Buenos Aires. We flew from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia a coupl...More
Queen Charlotte Islands
Queen Charlotte Islands (6/18/2004 - 6/26/2004)
This trip mostly involved a last-minute 8-day kayaking expedition in the Gwaii Haanas National Park's Lyell Island with ...More
Africa: Eastern and Southern
Africa: Eastern and Southern (11/12/2002 - 3/26/2003)
This 19 week trip started with a flight from San Francisco via Amsterdam to Dar Es Salaam. We traveled mostly by local ...More
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