My wife recently witnessed a once-in-a-decade blooming of an Amorphophallus Titanum (or Corpse Plant) at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. It is a beautiful flower, but it smells like rotting meat...
In February 2018, I traveled from Udon Thani City to the peak of Phu Bo Bit Mountain in the Loei Province. Relive the experience of a senior citizen scaling a mountain peak 647 meters above sea level.
Once an essential stop on The Grand Tour, there is always something to discover in Venice. A convent or monastery stay gives a unique experience when visiting this treasure of a city.
Few things in life have left an impression on me that could compete with my first visit to Asia. I'm happy to reminisce and tell you about it.
Our trip along the Maine Coast was full of adventures. It ended at Campobello Island in New Brunswick, Canada, with a tour of the home of Franklin Roosevelt and a film about his life.
Who hasn't heard of Aokigahara, the notorious Japanese forest at the base of Mt. Fuji? People seem to be universally fascinated by it. Having visited it in July 2017, by pure coincidence, I wanted to share my experience with you.
We moved to New Orleans 40 years ago. It is filled with friendly, fun-loving, mostly religious people. Although they work very hard when they work, the people here love to play and that is what they do best: From backyard crawfish boils to Mardi Gras day, it's a party.
Visiting the Big Island so you can flop on a beach at one of the top resorts? Then this review isn't for you. But if you like to explore parks, visit historical sites, and have adventures, read on!
In 1999, I decided it was time to fulfill a longtime wish of mine—that of walking on the Great Wall of China. I'm so glad I did, as it was the experience of a lifetime. Here is some of that journey.
If you live in the UK or Northern Europe, it’s a short flight to Dublin, and you can even go for the day if you are in London. That’s what I did, and I really enjoyed what the city had to offer.
Here's a look at the challenges, new experiences, and beauty of my stay on a small farm in rural Thailand, and why I highly recommended taking a similar trip of your own.
Port Vila, Vanuatu, South Pacific. These romantic words conjure images of mysterious islands and an idyllic paradise bathed by the sun and lost in an emerald sea—an image not too far from the truth.
Though we were only in the area for a short time, the Riviera Maya stole our hearts and has us aching for another visit!
I traveled to Whistler, British Columbia, Canada in April of 2018. Here's a detailed rundown of the things I saw, the people I encountered, and the activities I partook in over the course of three days filled with outrageous beauty and disturbingly mesmerizing wilderness.
Although I've lived in New Orleans for 40 years and have no desire to leave, I left a small part of my heart in Arkansas.
During our time in Tunica, we stayed at several casinos and hotels, which made this trip a fun but fragmented one. Read on to find out which was our favorite and why.
There is such awesome scenery in this part of the world! Lush valleys and snowy mountains made for spectacular views from the Glacier Express Train. Photos and videos are included.
It was our first thrilling jet boat ride ever, and what prettier a place to have experienced it than on the placid and sometimes turbulent Rogue River in Oregon? Pictures & videos are included.
During a vacation to the Bahamas, my husband and I took a day trip to the Exuma Islands with Island World Adventures. It was a day in paradise I will never forget.
Savannah, Georgia is a beautiful city rich in history and things to do. There is something to see and do for just about everyone when they visit this southern city. This article examines just a few of the things to do when visiting Savannah, Georgia.
Nepal is a landlocked country located in the Himalayas. It has a diverse population and culture and is a hotspot for budget travelers and adventurers. Let me share my experience with you.
Here are 18 photos and videos showcasing the history and charm of this quaint, scenic village set amidst mountains in Washington State. It's a unique place to see architecture like that found in Germany and Switzerland!
Nestled high in the Arkansas Ozarks near the Missouri border is a small crystal cathedral. Despite its diminutive size, the chapel is world-famous, and it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. You are cordially invited to visit my state and drink in its beauty.
Anyone wishing to see authentic gold mining towns should visit Cripple Creek. Casinos and tourism helped to keep it from becoming a ghost town. Please enjoy the pictures and videos below.
Touring Copenhagen by bicycle, I thought we were on our way to see Denmark's crown jewels. Instead, we found an unexpected treasure when we turned onto Pusher Street.
Arizona is known for its iconic landscapes, but certain man-made attractions are just as breathtaking. One such place is the Phoenix Desert Botanical Gardens. In 2014, my friends and I spent a delightful day at the garden's exhibit of Dale Chihuly's glass sculptures.
My husband and I visited Geneva two years ago when the Kiwanis International Convention was held there. I fell in love with the history, architecture, and beauty of the city.
This is a story I wrote about my six-day backpacking trip in Wyoming's Wind River Range with five friends from Pennsylvania.
Cambodia has a very tragic recent history. Some of the worst things man is capable of happened in the killing fields, which is one of the most tragic remains of that period. They are a must-see for visitors to Cambodia, though their contents are difficult to bear.
My first time in China provided some unique challenges and great opportunities to reevaluate my preconceived notions about the country. Hold onto your chopsticks, and come along for the ride.
Revered as Japan's Grand Master of Buddhism, Kobo Daishi brought Shingon Buddhism to the country in the 800s. His mausoleum, the Oko-in, is at Koya-san, one of Japan's most sacred mountains.
Back in the "strike-it-rich" days of the 1800s, prospectors put the scenic setting of Georgetown, Colorado on the map. Today, visitors are still lured there for its beauty as well as the casinos hoping to take home their own load of silver! Read on for a brief history and photo tour of Georgetown.