Backpacking Travel to Horseshoe Lake, Pecos Wilderness, NM

Backpacking Travel to Horseshoe Lake, Pecos Wilderness, NM

Our backpacking travel to Horseshoe Lake started out with a trunk-full of backpacks and travel mugs of Starbuck’s coffee. A two-hour drive from Santa Fe and we were at the parking area found at the end of NM Forest Road 161. Directions can be tricky! There were so...
Shanghai: The Bund, the Pearl Tower, and Acrobatics

Shanghai: The Bund, the Pearl Tower, and Acrobatics

Not a Good Start The day didn’t start out so great. I’m tired, cranky, and sitting on a bus with a guide who talks nonstop. I’m not sure I’ll ever take another tour like this again because of the feeling that I don’t have any choices. I...