Affordable Family Vacations in the Illinois Ozarks

The big selling point is the view. Each suite has a private patio/deck overlooking the Ohio River. Make this your home base for an Illinois Ozarks vacation.


Christmas in Portland, Oregon: Christmas ships lead the way

Portland Oregon Christmas Ships

You know it’s Christmas time in Portland, Oregon when the Christmas Ships sail on the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. For close to 60 years, privately owned vessels have paraded on the rivers, stopping to circle and wow onlookers gathered on bridges, shorelines and riverside restaurants.


Think Wisconsin Dells for fall fun

Cranes from all over the world are bred and protected at the International Crane Foundation near the Wisconsin Dells

Spread along the scenic Wisconsin River northwest of Madison, the Dells make a terrific fall trip.


Escape winter in Sydney, Australia

We spent a couple of days this winter (summertime there) exploring Sydney, Australia, a coastal city with one of the most beautiful harbors anywhere in the world.


Seeing Europe from a wheelchair

Traveling can be made easier with a wheelchair

Ever wanted to take a cruise but were afraid your wheel chair would get in the way?  Then this review is for you!  My wife, Vallerie, and I love to travel and cruising has become our default vacation experience.  This year she turned 60 and, wanting to do something special for her, I invited our… Read More


Anchorage day trip: Get up close and personal with a glacier

Portage Glacier

If you are visiting Anchorage, Alaska doing a land trip you can still find yourself face to face with a beautiful blue and white living glacier. Many think that to enjoy a glacier view, you have to be on one of those expensive Alaska cruises. But I found out differently. On a trip to Anchorage (I flew in), I found that there was a great little day trip where I could get up close and personal with a deep blue glacier. Check out the Portage Lake glacier cruises.