YueYang – “Care First, Enjoy Last”

Our time in YueYang and Changsha was the intended highlight of our trip – a visit to Kiana’s home city and Hunan province!

After a six-hour bullet train ride headed south from Beijing (900 miles, ten stops, and speeds in excess of 300km/h), we arrived in the YueYang. Our guide (English name ‘Smile’) introduced us […]

Beijing – Squares, Stairs and Big Places

You can’t schedule a two-week visit to China without planning a stop in Beijing. But you also probably can’t do Beijing justice in just two weeks, let alone three days … Incredible!

Tianamen Square & The Forbidden City

A lot of things in China strike you immediately as simply huge. Like Tiananmen Square. Said […]

Great Wall at Mutianyu – With Stairs!

Of course we also saw the Great Wall.

We selected a location a bit further from Beijing, but well worth the drive. Despite the longer drive and the overcast weather, it was amazing to see this great wonder of the world for ourselves — and to walk along the steep ramps and […]

Latest Trip: CHINA! … #mkChina

Since our Cousin Kiana (aka “Super-K”) was adopted from China 10 years ago, its about time our entire family visited! … We are off the orient this week for a two-week stay. We’ll be visiting Beijing, Guilin, and Hong Kong.

Of course, our preferred method of sharing our vacation with you is Twitter. But technically, […]

This Week’s Mission: Missions

We visited thirteen historic California Missions over four days (among other attractions along El Camino Real (The King’s Highway) and California’s Highway 101.

HOME! #mkMissions … 988 miles (588 since SJ Capistrano), 13 Missions, 12 counties, and ~67 statues of Fr Junipero Serra !!

— David Keller (@dhkeller) June 15, 2013

Twitter updates […]

Another Memorable Visit to Canada

We are wrapping up #MK20 today, bidding fond adieu to Canada’s Rocky Mountains and to Banff.

We had a great trip, but we really could have used a bit more snow. Apparently, it’s either feast or famine when we travel to Canada. Incredibly noteworthy weather … or none at all. Sigh

But we still […]

Hidden Gem: Tubing at Norquay

Sure, #MK20 was primarily supposed to be about snowboarding. And we broke in the New Year with a lot of that.

But over the last two days, as the snow quality subsided without any fresh snow to cover the icy patches, we decided to try tubing at Norquay. And it may have spoiled us for […]

Today’s the Day! #MK20 is Officially Here

OFFICIAL: 20 YEARS today! … Happy Anniversary to my beautiful wife @karenmkeller and my fantastic daughters celebrating with us! #MK20

— David Keller (@dhkeller) January 2, 2013

20-Year Wedding Anniversary Pro-Tip: Be willing to let coyotes eat your wedding cake, but use a caterer who can deal with chocolate ganache.

— David […]

Happy New Year from Banff!

#MK20 Continues through 2012 and beyond! … It’s midnight in Toronto, right?

We’re not sure of a better way to spend the last day of any given year than snowboarding. While our usual gig would be a day at Sugar Bowl followed by fireworks at Northstar-at-Tahoe, we found another fun way […]