HI Travel Tales


Two lifetimes of globetrotting across several continents and dozens of countries fueled the love of people, places and cultural explorations for us. As professional journalists and writers, we find adventures are everywhere – down the street or across the globe, in the city or in a secluded forest. And, yes, they can also be at popular tourist destinations. We just open our eyes – the first piece of advice to be a traveler not a tourist — and are always ready to turn right when everyone else turns left. “Why?” you may ask. “Why not,” is the answer.


HI Travel Tales was launched in 2014 as a way for us to communicate with a very large world of travelers, and to be able to share our experiences and discoveries, not only as a married couple but also as solo travelers. We love sharing stories from other travelers, too, and have a growing slate of wonderful contributors.

As admitted gear junkies with decades under our belts as gear-testers, we can’t help but also be on a constant search for great goods for the journey. Only real-life testing will do, of course. And if there is a really cool item, we could end up in a marital tug o’ war over who gets to use it. If this “stuff” makes your trip lighter, safer, easier, more organized and more fun, we are all over it (Therese doesn’t mind if it’s cute either). Look for the HITT Seal of Approval for Travel Product Excellence we award to the best o’ the bunch.



HI Travel Tales

HI Travel Tales combines Michael Hodgson’s and Therese Iknoian’spassion for travel, love of product, joy in writing, and pleasure in inspiring others to get out, do, see and be. From urban outings and historical ganders to impromptu picnics or active and athletic global ...read more


Fiftysense.net/Fiftysense.com is a website dedicated to assisting us Baby Boomers and beyond in finding the latest information on getting the most out of life for active seniors at any age. Our initial focus will be in the fields of human powered Outdoor Activities and Adventure ...read more


Sea Kayaker Magazine

Editorial Focus Connecting community Sea Kayaker has always been devoted to providing the kayaking community with useful and accurate information and sharing the stories of paddling adventures around the world. As an independent publication Sea Kayaker has been in the enviable ...read more


Outdoors NW magazine

The "Northwest's Original since 1988" brings the best of the outdoors to NW recreational enthusiasts. We cover all the activities we're known for in this region: hiking, backpacking, paddling, climbing, mountaineering, swimming, running, biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing. ...read more