Good Things in Small Packages

Shoving my cards into the mail drop, I noticed a large hand grabbing them from the other side. “Now that’s service,” I laughed, as I peeked around the corner and into the small back office of the Olga, Washington post office. “That’s what I’m here for!” said the grinning man behind the counter. He said…

Life All Figured Out

Sunsets on Santorini, Greece, particularly from the city of Oia, are rumored to be the most spectacular in the world. So, during my four nights in Oia, I hiked to the most popular viewing posts two hours early, in order to secure a coveted perch where hundreds of tourists crowd onto specific rooftops, railings, and…

For the Halibut

The seas are so choppy, I have to hold on to the rail with one hand, as I clutch my fishing pole with the other. The small boat dips so low that all we see is a giant wall of water, then we rise so high that it feels like were on a mountain. The…

Iceland is a-changin’

After spending five days in Iceland with hundreds of other tourists, I have to say that I’m worried about our northern neighbor. In 2014 Iceland had one million visitors, a number that had remained consistent for many years. Then in 2015 they had 1.2 million visitors, and in 2016, a whopping two million visitors. Tourism…