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

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]


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 prey, … [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]

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 Towns’ by … [Read More]

Cranberry Bog

As with Houdini, there is more to Appleton than you may know

Home to Lawrence University, famed as a paper production hub, Appleton is also the United States' hometown of Harry Houidini. Appleton is a also a perfect stop on the way … [Read More]

Appleton's History Museum has a large Harry Houdini exhibit because the famed escape artist called Appleton his hometown

Affordable Family Vacations in the Illinois Ozarks

See the other side of the Ozarks in Southernmost Illinois. Start at Cave-In-Rock state park. You can spend the whole weekend in this State Park. Enjoy rock climbing, hiking … [Read More]

Celebrate National Train Day in the Verde Valley of Arizona

Once a year the Verde Canyon Railroad depot unites the entire Arizona Verde Valley in celebration of railroading. On National Train Day, Saturday May 10th, 2014,  Verde Canyon … [Read More]

Verde Canyon Railroad