Kid-Friendly Activities in New Orleans

Kid-Friendly Activities in New Orleans

You may not associate the Big Easy with being a kid-friendly travel destination- it’s the city of Mardi Gras, round-the-clock partying, creole/cajun food, and jazz music, which all give the city its distinctive flair but do not exactly scream children’s activities in...
The Beauty of the Bayou

The Beauty of the Bayou

When you think of a swamp, “beautiful” may not be the first word that comes to mind. Swamps have gotten a negative connotation from folklore and fairytales as being these murky, mysterious bodies of water where dangerous creatures lurk beneath the surface ready to...
A Hike to Chimney Rock

A Hike to Chimney Rock

  For many people, hiking conjures up images of dense forest overgrowth, rocky crags, and maybe the occasional stream or waterfall. But for us, a good hike can be much more than that. Especially when it’s a desert trail. Some time ago, in New Mexico, we decided...
Adventure on the Rio Chama

Adventure on the Rio Chama

Living in an ‘always wired’ culture and working in the intense field of quantitative trading, I have lately sought out vacations that offered the rare opportunity to be completely unplugged.  This summer  I traveled to the Rio Chama River in New Mexico with my family...