Welcome to HI Travel Tales

We are Michael and Therese -- the married travel bloggers behind the curtain at HI Travel Tales. We're award-winning journalists and photographers and are passionate about travel, photography, and storytelling. Learn more here:  Our Travel Adventures

Welcome to HI Travel Tales

We are Michael and Therese -- the married travel bloggers behind the curtain at HI Travel Tales. We're award-winning journalists and photographers and are passionate about travel, photography, and storytelling. Learn more here:  Our Travel Adventures

Destinations

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Dining at The Kitchen, where dinner IS the show

We know dinner shows are all the rage, but who needs dinner AND a show when dinner IS the show. At The Kitchen in Sacramento, Calif., the chefs, servers, wine and ingredients all work together to put on a culinary performance that will keep you coming back, time and again – we promise.

Travel Tips

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Videos

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Learn To Take Great Travel Pics

We're passionate about travel photography!

Photos and videos from your travels will help your memories live on. We know those memories are important and want to be sure your photos and videos get a "WOW" response, rather than a "hmmmmm."  Our travel photography tips will ensure you quickly learn how to bring home awe-inspiring images and videos – even if you’re shooting with a smartphone.

Travel Gear

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    Travel Library

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    Remembering George H.W. Bush — My hike with President Bush

    When I received a phone invitation to go on a hike through the Giant Sequoias in California with President George H.W. Bush during the summer of 1992, my initial reaction was, “Right, who is this, really?” I could name any number of wonderful friends who would make such an “official” offer while doubled up with mirth and glee – eager to hang any appearance of gullibility over my head for a lifetime.

      My Travel Tales

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