Spring was a great chance to visit some of the California national parks that we hadn't made it to yet: Sequoia, King's Canyon, and Redwoods. All of these featured really big trees, but otherwise were really different. We also spent a weekend down in San Diego. Click on a picture below to go to a gallery.
We took a long weekend trip down to LA, Palm Springs, and Joshua Tree NP. We did some backcountry camping at Joshua Tree, which was a much more pleasant setting than the cramped campgrounds.
We did a two week road trip through southern Florida, starting at Sanibel Island, heading down through the Everglades all the way to Key West, and then back up to Siesta Key. Great wildlife, great beaches, all around a great time.
We spent a few days hiking in the Rocky Mountain National Park. Late October was a bit of a gamble with the weather, but it paid off big time.
We made it to the Great Barrier Reef. The coral was incredible. We also spent a few days on land searching for some iconic Australian wildlife, and were successful in seeing platypuses and koalas in the wild.
We went to Scotland for a conference, and then stuck around for another week to tour around a bit. We made it to some beautiful landscapes and to a puffin nesting ground.
We took a couple of trips in the early part of the year within California: over to Monterey, and down to Newport Beach in order to sail out to Santa Catalina Island.
A winter trip to the Arctic to see the northern lights. It was a huge success.
A roundup of a few small summer adventures: Charleston S.C., the total solar eclipse, and a lot of sailing in the SF Bay.