This is the story of how a 1920s Broadway showgirl and her ailing husband became stranded in a remote section of Northern AZ when their car broke down and ended up converting some huge boulders into motel rooms that became the beginning of the Cliff Dwellers Lodge and Restaurant.
My first-ever trip out of the country did not go exactly as I planned, but I ended up learning to just go with the flow. Looking back, all of the imperfections of my trip were 'perfect' and just what I needed to lighten up and enjoy the moment.
Hiking Huang Shan (Yellow Mountain) in Eastern China in August 2019, we were enveloped in fog and mist during the entire trip. Though we missed the wide-open vistas the mountain is famous for, it was made up for by the special ambiance created by the ever-shifting fog.
Laos: a land where green mountains rise to the sky, valleys hidden by mist, and rivers and lakes twinkle in the distance. In 1353, Fa Ngum established his kingdom Lan Xang Hom Khao—The Kingdom of a Million Elephants and the White Parasol. The kingdom is gone, but Luang Prabang remains its heart.
While the sun is still high in the sky and the smell of wet soil and evergreen plants and fruit trees spreads like a veil of the finest perfume after the night's heavy rainfall, we decide to explore Ítrabo, a small village on the other side of the mountains.
Here are two must-see places just north of Sedona and one bonus site on the way back to Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix.
Join me on our trip around New Brunswick, Canada. There's beautiful scenery, great food, and a fascinating multi-cultural history.
On our summer vacation, my husband decided he would like to try out Woodford Reserve. He put the idea out there and my two sons and I thought it would be fun to do. So we made it happen. Here I share my thoughts on our special time at these two locations.
I spent a few days exploring the Central Lakes district of Tasmania, home of its hydro-electric scheme, a breathtaking sculpture and plenty of cold weather.
Shimane Prefecture is home to Shintoism’s oldest shrine as well as what is possibly the world’s most visually stunning Japanese garden.
Despite the tragic history of Cambodia, its people are welcoming, warm and extremely friendly. If you have a chance to visit this beautiful country, traveling to Siem Reap to experience one of the most impressive religious sites in the world is an absolute must.
As we sat on the patio, the sound of a drum echoed across the river from some hidden Tarahumara village. I felt a thrill run through me. This is what we had come for.
My husband and I recently visited Costa Rica for our 20th wedding anniversary in January 2019, and it was spectacular! Simply hearing about how wonderful this small enchanted country is wasn’t enough—we had to experience it for ourselves. We were not disappointed!
My husband and I recently visited Costa Rica for our 20th wedding anniversary in January 2019, and it was spectacular! Simply hearing about how wonderful this small, enchanted country is wasn’t enough—we had to experience it for ourselves. We were not disappointed!
There are many great places to visit in New Mexico, from the white, sparkling dunes of White Sands National Monument and the subterranean chambers of Carlsbad Caverns National Park to the forested mountains of Ruidoso and the desert waters of Bottomless Lakes State Park, there is so much to see.
In Montana, Glacier National Park is the place where the land strives to touch the sky. This is one of the last places in the United States where the mountains are still topped by glaciers. Sadly, it is said that in 30 years time, given current weather trends, these glaciers will be gone!
Should you ring in the New Year at Times Square? This article gives the inside scoop, shares tips to make the time pass quicker, and provides all the info you need in order to decide if you want to experience this live or just stay home and watch it on TV.
I went to Bosnia with quite a lot of stereotypes and false notions of the country, showing the dangerous nature of half-formed opinions.
This article describes my family's visit to the town of Madrid, NM. It's a charming little artist community just outside of Albuquerque.
This article describes my family’s experience at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.
Calcutta is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal and the former capital of the country. It is renowned for its colonial architecture, art, food and cultural festivities. My four-day visit to the city only left me wanting more!
Puerto Princesa on the island province of Palawan is an enormous city in size, but not in population. One of the more popular diversions there is island-hopping.
Alex goes on an adventure and discovers scores of mating sea dwelling arthropods (Xiphosurans)!