Articles written by: Debi Lander

Debi Lander

Debi Lander is a freelance travel journalist, award winning photographer and foodie. She is a member of IFWTWA and SATW. Her website,, displays samples of her writing. Her food blog features culinary articles, restaurant reviews and recipes from her travels.

Laurel and Hardy Museum  sign
Chronological / Destinations / Georgia / United States

Fun at the Laurel and Hardy Museum in Harlem, Georgia

Little did I know that Oliver Hardy had a connection to nearby hometown Jacksonville, Florida until I found myself in Harlem, Georgia, his birthplace and home to the Laurel and Hardy Museum. Harlem is located just outside Augusta in fast-growing Columbia County. The museum on Main Street pays tribute to […]

1973 Jag Roadster
Chronological / Destinations / Georgia / United States

The Almost Secret Ogeechee River Car Museum

You have to know its there and call for a reservation because this museum sits on private historic property. However, once you find Riverview Farms, you will delight in browsing and may not want to leave. Car enthusiasts should rev up their engines and head to the Ogeechee River Car […]

Lexington BBQ Plate
Chronological / Destinations / North Carolina / United States

Going Hog Wild in Lexington, NC: Barbecue Capital

Lexington, North Carolina, population fewer than 20,000, keeps its pork lovin’ residents’ content with 17 barbecue restaurants, all at very reasonable prices. While folks bicker over who makes the best in town, others argue about the best style: Memphis, Kansas City, North Carolina. No matter what, Lexington barbecue is legendary […]

Azul Sensatori Beach
Chronological / Destinations / Mexico

Warm Up in Riviera Maya, Mexico

The United States has suffered more than usual cold temperatures this winter and a warm weather getaway certainly sounds enticing. The Riviera Maya in Mexico becomes an ideal escape as flights to Cancun are plentiful and most resorts offer all-inclusive rates which help make budgeting or peso-pinching easier. I recently […]

Chronological / Destinations / Idaho / United States

Rainbow Trout Farming in Idaho

I would never have guessed that Buhl, Idaho had the largest rainbow trout farm anywhere in the world. But, then again, I’d never heard of a place named Buhl. The area appears as flat farm land with immense rock walls on one side of the Snake River, but lies pretty […]

Hershey's Chocolate World
Chronological / Destinations / Pennsylvania / United States

Delicious Day in Hershey, PA

Taking two of my grandkids to Hershey, Pennsylvania ranked as a delicious day in numerous ways. Of course, we tasted lots of decadent chocolate, but my grandchildren and I gained much more than yummy calories. We attended a “Hershey University Adventure,” which began with a brief history on cacao, something […]

Uncle Remus Museum, Eatonton, GA
Chronological / Destinations / Georgia / United States

Uncle Remus Museum in Eatonton, Georgia makes a Wonderful Day

Oh, please don’t throw me in the briar patch, but do stop at the town of Eatonton to see the Uncle Remus Museum. Eatonton lies in central Georgia, about an hour’s drive east of Atlanta, and maintains a population just under 7,000. The Uncle Remus Museum consists of a log […]

Appetizer Tray at Disney's Polynesian Resort
Chronological / Destinations / Florida / United States

A Disney Dining Delight: The Spirit of Aloha Show

If you do Disney World (and let’s face it, sometime you must), take a break from Mickey, Minnie and the other characters and head out to a tropical oasis at Disney’s Polynesian Resort.  Dining at the Spirit of Aloha Show includes bounteous portions of fine food, island dancing, humorous entertainment […]

Old Governor's Mansion, Milledgeville, Georgia
Chronological / Destinations / Georgia / United States

Surprises Await Visitors to the Old Governor’s Mansion, Milledgeville, Georgia

Milledgeville, a small southern town in Georgia, is known for its antebellum heritage and as the former capital of the state (1807-1868). The Old Governor’s Mansion housed ten first families between 1839-1868, before the government relocated to Atlanta. The mansion is touted as one of the finest examples of High […]

Haggis with Neeps and Tatties
Chronological / Destinations / Europe

Discovering Haggis in Scotland

If you visit Scotland, you ought to try haggis. I admit the recipe sounds pretty disgusting. Perhaps you shouldn’t know what goes in it…or maybe you should. Miriam-Webster defines the concoction as a traditional Scottish dish consisting of the heart, liver, and lungs of a sheep or a calf minced […]