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

Cub fan relaxes before game at Mesa Sheraton Hotel

Sloan Park, a large stadium that seats 15,000 people (including grass) feels more like Wrigley Field than the Cubs’ former Hohokam Stadium.


Getaway weekends in Bentonville Arkansas

The Not To Be Missed site on this weekend agenda is Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Try these affordable, easy access spots. (Plus, coffee and cookie tips)


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.


Attractions circle Mentor, OH, a town below the radar

Sometimes when driving interstates your focus is on some destination ahead so you miss some of the gems along the way. The area around Mentor, OH, between Lake Erie and I 90, is just such a stop.


If you love grilled cheese, you’ll love Portland Oregon

Grilled Cheese Grill

Portland Oregon is known for pop up restaurants and food truck cuisine. But imagine my delight, as a grilled cheese lover, to find a trailer kitchen devoted to gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches


Tasting wine in the vineyards of Oregon

View from Sokol Blosser Winery

Oregon is fast becoming a noted wine producing state. And Oregon is now a major destination for those wanting a wine country getaway. With boutique wineries, beautiful tasting rooms, B&B’s, fine country restaurants and lush green countryside, Oregon has a great deal to offer.