Some (Still) Like It Hot

At some point between December and February, I get a powerful urge to give winter the finger. While living in Colorado, this usually meant a vacation to Mexico or the … Continue reading Some (Still) Like It Hot

Syl-vacation: Sofia, Bulgaria

On July 21, the word of the day was late. I kicked it off, sprinting back to the castle for a phone charger; but it didn’t matter because my 1837 … Continue reading Syl-vacation: Sofia, Bulgaria

Klagenfurt, Austria to Ljubljana, Slovenia: Good Times, Round Two

Day Five: Podkoren to… Podkoren We pick up the trail in the hamlet of Podkoren, Slovenia nestled beneath the Julian Alps. On stores of potica (Slovenian sweet bread stuffed with … Continue reading Klagenfurt, Austria to Ljubljana, Slovenia: Good Times, Round Two

Spring has Sprung: Cold Season Catch-up Part One

For once, it’s warmer outside our house than inside. I’m sitting on the back porch sans jacket. True, I’m still wearing a three-quarter length shirt and pants and I’m surrounded … Continue reading Spring has Sprung: Cold Season Catch-up Part One

Viva la Mexico: Ciudad Cancun y Puerto Morelos

Thursday Evening, the Tyler and the Sylva (having recovered from Wednesday’s pina colada-fueled hangover) take a four mile stroll to Ciudad Cancun. The destinaton: Sedillas de Jalisco, for delectable sedillas … Continue reading Viva la Mexico: Ciudad Cancun y Puerto Morelos

Creme de la (Organic, Locally Sourced) Creme: Best of the California Bike Tour, Part Four

Particularly punctual it is not. Terribly truant it may be. However, it’s also the craved culmination of the California quest (via bicycle). Now it’s time to wrap this thing up … Continue reading Creme de la (Organic, Locally Sourced) Creme: Best of the California Bike Tour, Part Four

There’s a Sylva Lining in Every Adventure: St. George, UT

From high on the slopes of the Veyo Volcano (or somewhere nearby) Sargent T$ guides in the troops. The troops = my parents, heading over to us via the best … Continue reading There’s a Sylva Lining in Every Adventure: St. George, UT

Creme de la (Organic, Locally Sourced) Creme: Best of the California Bike Tour, Part 3

Welcome back to the belated third edition of Sylva and Tyler’s bike-scapade down the Northern California Coast. Without further ado, join us in Gualala State Park, where none of us … Continue reading Creme de la (Organic, Locally Sourced) Creme: Best of the California Bike Tour, Part 3

#whydomylegsstillhurt: Another Bike Riding Story

I realize — as most of us eventually do — I have limits. I can arise happily at 8:04; meanwhile, 7:04 will mean a series of small defeats timed in … Continue reading #whydomylegsstillhurt: Another Bike Riding Story