What we do
We are a couple of Coloradoans who split our time between enjoying the majesty of the Rocky Mountains and exploring the rest of the world. Early on, we realized that travel is a hands-on, life-long, educational experience.
As our four sons matured into adulthood, we observed how our kid-friendly vacations as well as some adult orientated tours enriched their lives. As technology advanced, our old photographs were updated to digital images and an occasional video. We’ve kept pace. Ira and Sandy use sophisticated cameras and cell phones. Our pictures add an extra layer to our experience and a small selection is always incorporated into Sandy’s published stories.
Now that we’re empty nesters, we move at our own pace. Sometimes we’re eager to see as much as we can in an urban area while other times we trek through miles of heavily wooded forests looking for wildlife to pop out. Along the way, we try to savor the local cuisine and culture. Occasionally, we relax at a memorable inn, hotel, rented home or posh resort.
Our journeys take us across the globe to places frequently visited as well as to roads less traveled. Unless we’re part of a prearranged tour, we remain flexible and let the day unfold. Our initial perceptions are oftentimes erased and replaced by new thoughts. For an overview of some of our memorable destinations, scan through our travel photograph section.
Sandy had a unique expat teaching assignment in Bangalore, India. She shared how she coped with culture shock and the lessons that she learned in May This be the Best Year of Your Life.
Regardless of the time spent in a place, our pictures and stories capture what we experienced. Check the portfolio page for a sampling of published stories. An extensive list of prior published articles is located here.
As grandparents, we entered another stage of our life. In addition to our frequent couples travels, we partake in intergenerational travels. Our first adventure was a weekend in Goa, India with our son, daughter-in-law, and grandson. We have also experienced several more intergenerational travel experiences in the United States and India. In the coming years, we look forward to including our growing family in our multigenerational travel adventures.
This website will showcase an assortment of our digital images and a collection of our published stories. Whether you’re a season traveler or someone admiring from the sidelines, we welcome you to follow The Traveling Bornsteins.