Pies on Parade Tour in Rockland Maine

Pie Moms - Rockland Maine

I think that National Pie Day (January 23rd) should be declared a holiday like Thanksgiving or New Year’s… no work, stores closed, and we all get to stay home and eat pie. Because that hasn’t happened yet, on the third weekend in January I head to Rockland Maine for the Pies on Parade Tour. For the past several years the tour has been put on by the four beautiful inns that make up the Historic Inns of Rockland.


Mount Washington Valley New Hampshire Inn to Inn Holiday Cookie Tour

Holiday Dining Room

Each December I give myself a break and do something that has become over the years a tradition for me, the Mount Washington Valley New Hampshire Inn to Inn Candy and Cookie Tour. It’s my way to kick back for a weekend and leave the word “diet” out of my vocabulary.


Take an antique trail through Midwest America

Antique lovers and visitors doing a "girls getaway" try to snag a room at Centerville's Lantz House Inn

It doesn’t matter what time of year you visit the towns just off Interstate 70 in eastern Indiana if a great salt and pepper shaker set, vintage Bakelite jewelry or salvaged stained glass gets the adrenalin going. Antique browsing is in season year round along the Old National Road in eastern Indiana.


Tips for traveling green during the holidays

Herb Farm in Fredericksburg, Texas

The holiday travel season will get in full swing in less than a month. If you’re planning visits to family or friends or just celebrating festivities on a fun holiday, give some thought to minimizing your
carbon footprints.


Be surprised in Greenville a different South Carolina stop

Don't worry about the mice. You might not even see them.

After staying and playing in Greenville you will wonder why you haven’t heard of or visited this part of South Carolina before now.


Touring and encountering the Remarkable Women of Taos

Millicent Rogers

Places like Taos, have interesting stories to tell. Northern New Mexico was a draw for adventurous women as far back as the early 1900’s. The high desert and mountains of the southwest appealed to those looking for something new and exciting. The southwest had the rugged natural beauty to draw the artistic eye. You can tour Remarkable Women of Taos sites in New Mexico.