Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2019

Our 2019 Travelogue

purple shadows stretch across gravel.

Long midday shadows in winter Alaska

In 2019, we have emphasized celebrating beauty and researching designs and materials.  This new website caps a year of inspiration at The Intrepid Wendell.

2019 has seen us in the tundra and the tropics.  We hiked in the highest mountains and strode on frozen rivers.  We met old friends at familiar haunts and paused for newfound experiences.


Creative people often have sensitive hearts.  This year, our hearts were especially touched in Sri Lanka very shortly after the brutal Easter Sunday terrorist attacks.  In Hong Kong, our emotions sometimes lacked for words as we directly saw the people of Hong Kong protest for their cause.


The Intrepid Wendell shared joy all around the world, staying over 125 nights in hotels, inns, and houses.


A fountain comprised of circles sits in the middle of a well lit lobby. Crimson velour seats and intricate lattice match the geometric tiles

ITC Hotel, Jaipur

We visited these cities in the USA:

1.      Carlsbad, California

2.     Denver, Colorado

3.     Fairbanks, Alaska

4.     Las Vegas, Nevada

5.     Los Angeles, California

6.     Nashville, Tennessee

7.     New York City, New York

8.     Richmond, Virginia

9.     Tucson, Arizona


The tallest mountain stands above the sky

Mount Everest, Nepal

And visited these countries:

1.      Belize

2.     Bhutan

3.     Estonia

4.     Germany

5.     Honduras

6.     Hong Kong

7.     India

8.     Italy

9.     Mexico

10.  Singapore

11.   Sri Lanka

12.   Thailand

13.   United Arab Emirates

14.  UK


A desert is split by a road and the sound of the jet turbine

Arabian sands from the air

We traveled on these airlines:

1.     Air India (AI)

2.     Alaska Airlines (AS)

3.     Cinnamon Air (C7)

4.     Druk Air (KB)

5.     Emirates (EK)

6.     Lot (LO)

7.     Lufthansa (LH)

8.     Silk Air (MI)

9.     United (UA)


Airport with maroon brown seats

Jaipur International (JAI)

And we flew over 425,000 air miles to these airports:

1.      Washington Dulles International (IAD) (home)

2.     Washington Reagan National (DCA) (home)

3.     Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (BKK)

4.     Chennai International (MAA)

5.     Chicago O’Hare International (ORD)

6.     Colombo Bandaranaike International (CMB)

7.     Delhi Indira Gandhi International (DEL)

8.     Denver International (DEN)

9.     Dubai International (DXB)

10.  Fairbanks International (FAI)

11.   Frankfurt am Main (FRA)

12.   Hong Kong International (HKG)

13.   Houston Bush Intercontinental (IAH)

14.  Jaipur International (JAI)

15.   Las Vegas McCarran (LAS)

16.  London City (LCY)

17.   London Heathrow (LHR)

18.   Los Angeles International (LAX)

19.  Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International (BOM)

20. Munich Airport (MUC)

21.   Nashville International (BNA)

22.  Newark Liberty International (EWR)

23.  Paro Airport (PAR)

24.  Polgolla Reservoir Waterdrome (KDZ)

25.  San Diego International (SAN)

26.  San Francisco International (SFO)

27.  St. Louis Lindbergh Field (STL)

28.  Seattle-Tacoma International (SEA)

29.  Singapore Changi International (SIN)

30.  Tallinn Airport Lennart Meri (TLL)

31.   Tucson International (TUS)

32.  Venice Marco Polo (VCE)

33.   Warsaw Chopin (WAW)


A train station at sunrise

Colombo Fort station, Colombo, Sri Lanka

On land, we rode on these railways:

1.      Amtrak

2.     Dubai Metro

3.     Hong Kong MTR

4.     Indian Railways

5.     Italian State Railways (Trenitalia)

6.     London Underground

7.     New York City Subway

8.     Sri Lankan Railways

9.     Tallinn Transport

10.  Washington Metro

And finally, we rode on countless buses, vans, sedans, jeeps, Ubers, Lyfts, shared cars, taxis, tuk tuks, e-bikes, conventional bicycles, water ferries, and camels.


Founder and President are on camels in front of the sunset

Camels like having their ears scratched!


Going above and beyond to bring the best to share is an ethic that will never fade in our house.

Peace on Earth and Joy to All.

Back to Letters from Wendell