Spring at Cubs Park: What’s good and what were they thinking

As long-time Cubs fans, my husband and I decided to check out Mesa and the team’s  Sloan Park. As a travel writer, I was curious about what there was to do in Mesa and what … [Read More]

Cub fan relaxes before game at Mesa Sheraton Hotel

Beautiful Strater Hotel in Durango, Colorado: Haunted?

In historic downtown Durango, Colorado stands a four-story red brick Victorian era hotel. The hotel, built on the rail line, is a popular overnight stay for railroad buffs … [Read More]

Strater Hotel

Central Oregon Farm to Table Tours: Where does your lettuce come from?

  On a warm spring afternoon, I toured the Central Oregon countryside with Chef Bette Fraser of The Well Traveled Fork who leads culinary tours taking you to the … [Read More]


Discovering Portland’s Lloyd District: Old, New and Future

On a recent Positively Portland Walking Tour, I learned about the history of the Lloyd District in Portland, found a few remnants of Portland’s past and learned that the … [Read More]


New in Vegas: SPEEDVEGAS Supercar Experience

Haven’t you always wanted to drive an exotic car designed for speed? On May 6, 2015, SPEEDVEGAS was given the green light to transform 100 acres of South Las Vegas … [Read More]


Oregon’s High Desert Museum: Top attraction in the Bend area

On a sunny spring day we visited Central Oregon’s High Desert Museum. There's something for everyone at the High Desert Museum. You’ll encounter playful otters, birds of … [Read More]

Craft Beer - High Desert Museum

Scotland by Rail: Relax and enjoy

It was a near perfect way to travel.  We sat in comfortable seats on the train and watched the Scottish countryside roll by our window. The lush foliage of the Clyde River … [Read More]

Glasgow Cathedral

Quaint Gig Harbor welcomes nearby U.S. Open – Inns, Restaurants and Recreation

While walking the scenic paved path around the impressive Chambers Bay Golf Course near Tacoma it is hard to avoid noticing the activity and excitement. The 115th U.S. Open … [Read More]

Gig Harbor, Washington

In search of the best hard cider: Portland, Oregon finds

Cider has become the new drink of choice. While once we tasted only beer and wine in search of satisfying our preferences, now it is not unusual to attend a cider tasting or … [Read More]

Hard Cider

End of an Era at PDX: Iconic Portland Airport Carpet Cult

How many people actually notice the flooring or carpeting in the airports they traverse? I can remember only one… the Portland Oregon airport carpet. And apparently, as the … [Read More]

PDX Carpet Selfie

Long Beach Peninsula of Washington: Kites and Cranberries

There's always something going on at the beach. Washington's Long Beach Peninsula, in the southwest portion of the state, was named one of ‘America’s Favorite Beach … [Read More]

Cranberry Bog

Lighting up the “Open Sign” for waterfront business – a festival

In a collaborative effort, City of Seattle entities, non-profit organizations and Seattle Waterfront businesses are presenting The New Waterfront Festival on Oct. 4th, 2014 to … [Read More]

Seattle Waterfront Ferris Wheel