Passions at home and abroad


Whether it's around the world or around the state, I love seeing new places,learning about new cultures, and trying local cuisine. I hope you'll enjoy reading about long distance travels and short excursions too.


Books give me opportunities to imagine other places and times, to gain knowledge, and to experience life through the eyes of others.They provide escape wherever I am.I love reading and sharing my best loved books with others.


I enjoy feeding people. Providing nourishment of body and soul through food is very rewarding. And food brings people together too. These favorite recipes are tried and true in my kitchen.

About this blog

Though much of my blogging is about hiking and backpacking, I have other passions well. These activities add great enjoyment to my life, so I have created this space, apart from my outdoors adventures, to document and share these experiences.