Missing something is based on a feeling, not an activity. Here is our blog post on the who, what, and where of travel planning. Before deciding what you want to do, ask yourself how you want to feel.
The lovely blonde in the foreground of this photo is my friend, Krystal. Her husband and their son are just in front of her. They visited us for a week, in September, and we took a day trip to Toledo, Spain. We saw many sights, but I think some of my favorite moments were around our kitchen table.
I love the things we find when we are looking for something else, when we regard the world with beginner's eyes in which everything is a discovery rather than a search.
This is one of my favorite rooftop bars because you feel like you are sitting amidst the rooftops. But the flowers in the foreground captured my focus against the blurred red shingles.
We are approaching shoulder season. It's the season between the major holidays and our personal favorite for traveling. It's like Goldilocks, not too hot and not too cold in most of the world and with smaller crowds in popular places.
Where do you want to go this season?
Staying home? Decorate your home with these limited edition canvas gallery wraps.
It was a typical winter weekend in NYC. I knew my only way out was to take the ferry flight the next morning. I arrived early and asked the Captain for a ride. As a ferry flight, with different FARs than a passenger flight, the pilots were kind enough to allow me to ride in the jump seat of the Mad Dog to the world's busiest airport. I made my connection to CMH and then drove to LHQ for my turn at the throttle.
"The washed out sky cooled to hues of the brightest blue, sparkled with cotton candy clouds, white as snow atop the Andes, and highlighted by the blushing sun calling close only to the day, as life was just beginning." Christine Hannon, except from a draft of her novel, Never Always
As the sun sets a bit earlier each day in the northern hemisphere, what do you reflect on from this summer? What are you looking forward to in the next season?
It was my first visit to Iguazu, alone, in May 2014. A stranger was kind enough to take this photo, just before the park closed.
Smile. Be kind. Eat pie. Often you do not know why someone is traveling. It could be for celebration or mourning, for business or for pleasure. Or for pie.
The aviation community often extends so much kindness, perhaps realizing that we could, one day, be flying their mothers or children.
Last weekend, we went flying. We shared a hearty breakfast of eggs over easy, home fries with gravy, and biscuits with jam and apple butter. We enjoyed quality time with our extended family. And we even got some multi-engine time. .
Check out our photo essay from last weekend, as well as a post about why we travel.
Thanks to Pat and Tammy, at Sundowner Aviation, Angel and I were both able to log our first multi-engine time. Angel took this photo, as I posed in my first pair (I now have three) of leggings from a fellow female pilot at Base Turn.
Remembering 9/11. Embrace each opportunity you have to tell the ones you love just how much you love them. Hug people like you mean it.
I'm not sure who loves his backpack more, Angel or me. Or his mother or sisters. Or complete strangers. An unseasonably (not complaining!) warm day in February 2017.
The joys of traveling together: bringing the best view with me wherever I go; bringing my favorite part of the trip home; having someone else bear witness to all of the moments in between.
Just stopping along Route 40 between El Calafate and El Chalten in Patagonia, Argentina. Photo by Ismael.
Tango. It’s just a hug and a walk. But isn’t that life, at least how it should be?
All we knew was the hug. I forgot all of the steps! Enjoying a Sunday evening, in October, in San Telmo.
What do you see? I see opportunity.
Departing MAD to the north. Destination.....
Christine & Angel
Aisle or window
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