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Kilimanjaro

For some, “adventure travel” means kayaking down Kilimanjaro.  For other people, it means venturing out from their all inclusive resort long enough to buy some bracelets at the local craft stand.  If neither of these descriptions applies to you, welcome to the travel site for the rest of us – the perfect place for sensible adventurers to find travel information, inspiration, and tips.

Craft Stand

This blog site is the labor of love of two members of that great middle ground of travelers. We don’t camp out, but might consider RVing someday.  We sometimes pack a lunch, but love great restaurants.  We try to make use of all our timeshare weeks, but there’s nothing better than a five star hotel – except for a roadside inn when you’re too tired to drive.  Our travel plans generally involve a road trip or a “fly drive”, as we prefer to find our own way around (what I call wandering around in the car), but you can also find us on a cruise ship, or out tramping with a local guide.

Each of the travel websites that branch off from The Travel Chronicle (TTC) contains more photos than your typical travel guide, but offers a lot more content than a straight photo blog.  We won’t burden you with too many details about restaurants and places to stay, partly because that information gets dated too quickly (but please feel free to ask).  Our primary goal is to give you a sense of place; a feel for the character and essence of a particular destination.

 
 
 

Travelogues Available Now

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USA – Wyoming – Yellowstone National Park

May  //  Road Trip //  Five Days

USA – Wyoming – Yellowstone National Park • Bison on a mission

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Africa – Kenya

October  //  Fly Guide  //  Fourteen Days

Africa Kenya Masai Mara Hippos

Africa – Kenya – Masai Mara • Hippos enjoy a day at the beach on the Mara River

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South America – Ecuador – Galapagos Islands

August  //  Fly Cruise Drive  //  Ten Days

Ecuador - Galapagos Islands - Isla Bartolome  //  Boats gather at Needle Rock

Ecuador – Galapagos Islands – Isla Bartolome • Boats gather at Needle Rock


Upcoming Travelogues – USA Travel

Click on a link and tell us what you would like to see next!


Travel to USA – New England

September  //  Fly Drive  //  Ten Days

Travel to USA – Arizona – Grand Canyon

January  //  Road Trip  //  Five Days

Travel to USA – Kauai

December  //  Fly Drive  //  Seven Days

Travel to USA – Arizona

May  //  Road Trip  //  Seven Days

Travel to USA – San Francisco

February  //  Fly Drive  //  Seven Days

Travel to USA – Oahu

November  //  Fly Drive  //  Six Days

Travel to USA – Washington DC

January  //  Fly Drive  //  Seven Days

Travel to USA – Utah

June  //  Road Trip  //  Seven Days

Travel to USA – Alaska – Inside Passage

May  //  Fly Cruise  //  Ten Days

Travel to USA – New Orleans

June & June  //  Fly Drive  //  Fourteen Days

Travel to USA – Colorado

Various Dates  //  Road Trips  //  Various Duration


Upcoming Travelogues – World Travel

Click on a link and tell us what you would like to see next!


Travel to Mexico – Puerto Vallarta

November  //  Fly Drive //  Seven Days

Travel to Kenya

June  //  Fly Guide  //  Seventeen Days

Travel to South Africa – Kruger Park – Imfolozi Park

May  //  Fly Drive Guide  //  Eleven Days

Travel to Caribbean – Dominica

August  //  Fly Drive  //  Seven Days

Travel to Caribbean – Puerto Rico

August  //  Fly Drive  //  Seven Days

Travel to Scotland – Arran – Islay – Mull – Skye

April  //  Fly Drive  //  Sixteen Days

Travel to South Africa

September  //  Fly Drive  //  Fourteen Days

Travel to Panama

November  //  Fly Drive  //  Seven Days

Travel to Mexico – Cabo San Lucas

July  //  Fly Drive  //  Seven Days

Travel to Caribbean – Guadeloupe

May  //  Fly Drive  //  Seven Days

 

Please allow for the fact that traveling during the off season – whatever time of year that may be in the area we’ll be visiting – is almost always our first choice, and for that reason our experience at a particular destination may not be typical for other times of the year. The luxury to follow this strategy comes from a conscious decision to make these trips a life priority, a raison d’être, rather than just a travel holiday, and we realize that not everyone can make that commitment.  So, if you need to do your traveling during vacations from work, and are perhaps limited to specific holiday periods as a result, the differences you encounter during the high season are of special interest.

The feminine half of this partnership has certain limitations due to diabetes.  Consequently, we stay on a fairly short tether regarding access to medical care; hikes are kept fairly easy, and we snorkel rather than scuba.  Almost everything we do while on our very middle-aged two person travel vacations would be equally suitable for multi-generation family vacations, even though we don’t usually travel with children.

Our first piece of vacation planning travel advice is to plan as far in the future as possible, and fit everything else around the dates you’ve chosen.  It’s a matter of getting your priorities straight!

TTC will travel to new vacation spots in the future, but in the meantime there is plenty to do preparing more articles and photos from the list of locales above.  Our international travel didn’t begin in the Galapagos Islands, but that trip was the first to include a little device called a Canon PowerShot S110.  If not for the convenience and simplicity of the digital camera, this online travel chronicle would not exist.  More on that subject at the “Travel Photography” link above.

Please read, enjoy, ask questions, and comment if you’d like.  And let us know if you have any preference for which travelogue we work on next.


Happy Travels!