Don’t overlook presidential museums when traveling the US

Gerald R. Ford Museum is in Grand Rapids, MI but the library is in Ann Arbor

Did you know that a museum has a real Air Force One and that visitors can clamor up its stairs and see its galley, offices and bunks? And did you know that a small presidential library with a walk-in vault exists in a charming, period house?


5 fascinating bridges in the western U.S.

London Bridge at Lake Havasu, Arizona

In the west, you’ll find that bridges, many over deep canyons and rushing rivers, are created out of necessity rather than for art. While these bridges are not the typical that you will think of when you hear the word, “bridge,” they are all interesting in their own right. While you travel the Southwest, enjoy a walk or a ride over some of these bridges both small and large.


Fall foliage favorites in the Western U.S.

The Cottonwoods of Northern New Mexico in Fall

It’s fall foliage time. From the golden aspens of Colorado and northern New Mexico to the stunning displays of maples and oaks in Oregon, you’ll find that now is the time for fall foliage touring in the West.


Riding in the Garden of the Gods

Trail riding through Colorado Springs’ Garden of the Gods with Academy Riding Stables is a worthwhile, unique mountain experience.


Wild about the Wildflower Festival in Colorado

27th annual Crested Butte Wildflower Festival July 8 – 14, 2013 Gunnison-Crested Butte is one of the best hub locations for summertime hiking and wildflower explorations. It takes a lot to be dubbed the official wildflower capital of Colorado, considering the state’s natural beauty. The region is geared to skiing in the winter months, but… Read More


2013 Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad – Schedule, events and information

All aboard the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railway

With many options for great summer getaways, a train ride on Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad leads the pack. Riders will experience the authentic West as they pass through New Mexico and Colorado’s most scenic areas on the train. The 2013 Cumbres & Toltec season starts May 25 and runs through Oct. 20, 2013.