Under the Stars

DSC_6187About the Location:  The small city of Leh, India is nestled into the foothills of the Himalayas in the state of Jammu & Kashmir.  Formerly the capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, it sits at nearly 12,000 feet above sea level.  From there, a 1.5-hour drive will get you into the mountains near a small village called Rumbak, accessible only by foot.  We camped about an hour’s hike from Rumbak in sub-freezing temperatures at about 14,000 feet.  The terrain was rough and unforgiving.  The rewards were unmatched. continue…

Puerto Rican Paradise

dsc_2290About the Location:  The history of Puerto Rico is complex.  Its location in the northeast Caribbean Sea was (and is) of great value to many imperial powers.  Its name, translated to “Rich Port” in English, may describe why it has been occupied by Spaniards for centuries, enduring invasion attempts from the French, Dutch, and British, before ultimately being continue…