Independent Tourists

TRAVELS WITH PAM AND MIKE

Enjoying LisbonBejingColosseumPam in BrazilEasterBuenos Aires

Since we retired in 2003, we have had the good fortune to be able to visit many of the places we always wanted to see, but never had the time (or money) to do so.  We have taken hundreds of photographs and have accumulated even more memories, some good, some not so good, but mostly wonderful.  We want to share some of these memories with our friends who have not (yet) been able to accompany us on our travels.  This is probably better than having to sit through a slide show or thumb through our photo albums!  It also gives Mike an opportunity to try a little travel writing.

We have included in this site information about the places we have visited, including links to sites that we think would be of use to other travelers.  We consider ourselves independent travelers, rather than tourists who depend on prearranged tours, who stay in first class hotels and see only the well-traveled sites.  We think we get more for our investment of time and money by staying in small hotels (the kind that are too small for the big tour groups) and including in our planning plenty of time for exploring the “back streets”, mingling with the locals when possible. 

We are often asked which was our best trip.  In all honestly we have enjoyed every single trip.  However, I think my favorite single trip was the three weeks we spent in Peru.  It was one of our least expensive trips, but we saw so many interesting sights and met so many interesting people that it will always rank as a favorite destination.  Having said that, I am fascinated with the archeology of Italy, which is why I have visited there six times!

We welcome comments and inquiries by email.  Click on the photos below to join us as we spend our children’s inheritance on our travels!

Pam and Mike Fenn  
fenn6725@cox.net



 

Greece
Greece
October 2010
Ecuador
Ecuador
April-May 2009
Panama Canal Cruise
Panama Canal Cruise
December 2008
Cruise to Argentina and Chile
Cruise to Argentina and Chile
November 2007

Alaska Cruise
Alaska Cruise
May 2007
Mexico Road Trip, Part 1
Mexico Road Trip Part 1
San Diego to Mérida
January-February 2007
Mexico Road trip, Part 2
Mexico Road Trip Part 2
Uxmal to San Diego
February-March 2007
Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas
December 2006
Transatlantic Cruise
Transatlantic Cruise
Lisbon to Rio
November 2006
New York City
New York City
August 2006
Peru
Peru
February 2006
Italy 2005
Italy
May 2005
Transatlantic Cruise
Transatlantic Cruise
Ft Lauderdale to Genoa
May 2005
The Desert in Bloom!
The Desert in Bloom!
March 2005
South Africa
South Africa
February 2005
Yucatan
Yucatán
January 2005
Argentina
Argentina
September 2004
Brazil
Brazil
September 2004
China
China
April 2004
Oaxaca
Oaxaca
November 2003

Baja Sur
Baja Sur

October 2003

Gibraltar
Gibraltar
May 2003
Portugal
Portugal
May 2003
Spain
Spain
May 2003
Italy
Italy
April 2003