I have taken a number of trips unrelated to the Civil War, usually with my wife Nancy. My practice of writing travelogues started with some cruises in the late 1990s, but has expanded over the years to include just about all of our significant trips, including many with the Road Scholar organization. The title of the trips below are the links to the travelogue pages. If you are interested in my Civil War travelogues, click the menu item above.
Hal and Nancy join Road Scholars in Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City for an exploration of jazz, blues, and other American musical styles.
Hal takes a Holland America cruise from Montréal to Boston with National Review magazine.
Hal takes a Stephen Ambrose tour to England, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany.
Hal and Nancy make a second trip to the Vision Quest Ranch in Salinas.
Hal attended the conference in Washington DC.
Hal and Nancy travel to Panama for the Road Scholar program, "Grit and Glory: Exposing the Panama Canal"
Nancy and Hal visit the Disney Aulani resort in Oahu.
Nancy and Hal travel to Dayton, Ohio, for a half marathon and then a brief weekend in Cincinnati.
Nancy and Hal travel to New York for a variety of neighborhood tours and West Point.
Hal and Nancy studied the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War in Boston.
Hal attended an interesting atomic espionage conference in Santa Fe, visited Glorieta Pass, and had adventures in Albuquerque.
Hal ran in the Death Valley Half Marathon and he and Nancy visited Las Vegas on either end of the trip.
Nancy and Hal make a brief trip to New York.
Nancy and Hal make a second visit to an African game reserve in Sonoma County, California. (Just two weeks before the big fire!)
Hal and Nancy visit Pittsburgh with Road Scholar. We also visited Carnegie Mellon University and took a foodie tour.
Hal and Nancy visit New Orleans with Road Scholar for the program "Signature City New Orleans: An Unforgettable City of Mystery and Intrigue"
Hal and Nancy visit Detroit with Road Scholar for the program "Signature City Detroit: Motors, Motown and Moving Forward"
Hal and Nancy visit New York with Road Scholar for the program "The Best of Theater in New York: Behind the Velvet Curtain"
Hal and Nancy visited South Florida with Road Scholar for the program "Keys and Everglades: Human and Natural History Outdoor Studies"
Hal and Nancy traveled to New England and Atlantic Canada, in two parts: a brief visit to Providence, Rhode Island, followed by a cruise on Holland America Line's MS Maasdam from Boston to Montréal.
Hal and Nancy traveled to Kentucky for Nancy to attend the Road to the Horse show.
Hal and Nancy attend "Walt Disney World Resort: The Mystery Behind the Magic" with Road Scholar
Hal and Nancy travel with National Review magazine on Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas to the Bahamas, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten
Hal and Nancy attend "Savannah’s Rich Heritage, Remarkable History and Memorable Music" with Road Scholar
Hal and Nancy cruise in the Caribbean for Christmas.
Hal and Nancy attend "Friends, Neighbors, Presidents: The World of Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe" with Road Scholar
Hal and Nancy cruise from New York to Bermuda with the Weekly Standard magazine.
Hal and Nancy visit a boatload of national parks and monuments in southern Utah with Road Scholar.
Hal and Nancy visit the wild ponies on Chincoteague Island, Virginia, with Road Scholar. A trip to some Civil War sites in Baltimore is included.
Hal and Nancy visit the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks with Road Scholar
Hal and Nancy visit Grand Canyon with Road Scholar
Nancy, Hal, Jeff, and Carol sail on the Crown Princess to the Western Caribbean
Hal visited a privately owned collection of tanks and other vehicles in Portola Valley, CA.
Nancy and Hal encounter some big game in Salinas, CA.
Nancy and Hal experience America's Living Legends: Wild Horses of the West.
Nancy and Hal celebrated her birthday on the beach.
Nancy and Hal visited an African game reserve in Sonoma County, California.
Nancy and Hal spent two weeks in Alaska with Princess Cruise lines. The first week was land travel from Fairbanks to Anchorage, including Denali National Park. The second week was on the Sapphire Princess from Anchorage to Vancouver, B.C.
We took a 10-day cruise over the Christmas holiday break on Holland America Lines, traveling from San Diego, concentrating on the Sea of Cortez.
We visited the Pacific Northwest over the Fourth of July holiday week, including Seattle and Portland.
We returned to Australia and centered our activities around Adelaide, which is one of the most significant wine regions. We also had two interesting days on Kangaroo Island.
We took a luxurious two weeks vacation on Windstar Cruise Line for our 25th wedding anniversary. We sailed from Lisbon to Nice with many stops including Tangier, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, and Cannes.
Hal traveled on an extensive wine tasting tour of the Bordeaux region in France, starting in Paris, and visiting a number of great châteaux.
We traveled to Australia to celebrate the new millennium (meaning January 1, 2001). We spent the majority of the time near Sydney and Melbourne.
Hal and Nancy took a cruise on Princess from Hong Kong, around Southeast Asia, and ending in Bangkok. This is a bare-bones entry without photos.