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Gloucester Harbor
Chronological / Destinations / Massachusetts / United States

All’s Whale in Massachusetts

Waving pectoral flippers in the air while floating on its back for its amazed ocean audience, this magnificent Humpback Whale was the real thing – and only an hour after I left Gloucester Harbor under the watchful gaze of the Gorton’s Fishermen’s Memorial of fish stick fame (“they who go […]

Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West
Arizona / Destinations / United States

Experience Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West

Off the 101 and up a winding, narrow two lane road lined with cacti lies the work of a 20th century master who many have called America’s greatest architect. On your next trip to Phoenix, check out the genius of Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West, his 500-acre estate nestled […]

Courtesy Napa River Inn
California / Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / United States / Wines & Spirits

What’s Old is New Again at the Napa River Inn

There’s nothing I love more than an immersive vacation experience—one that transports you to a time and place that connects you with the past in a palpable way while adhering to modern standards and expectations. This is what I encountered during my stay at the historic Napa River Inn in […]

Courtesy Napa Valley Wine Train
California / Chefs of Distinction / Destinations / Food / United States / Wines & Spirits

Amour Aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train

The Napa Valley Wine Train isn’t so much a mode of transportation but rather a time machine transporting passengers back to an era when the journey was as scintillating as the destination, itself. Particularly well-suited for couples seeking quality together time, this excursion offers an elegant sojourn through the heart […]

Courtesy of Mayhurst Inn
Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / United States / Virginia / Washington DC

Escaping for Romance

Thanks to the iconic, 46-year-old slogan Virginia is for Lovers™ emblazoned on everything from bumper stickers and license plates to postcards and t-shirts, travelers to Virginia know that this is an ideal destination for lovers – of every kind. Those with a penchant for fascinating history, succulent wines, or scenic […]

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 […]

Jules on his motorcycle
Alabama / Destinations / Food / IFWTWA Trips / United States

Peace Among The Grapes

As our group of travel writers waited to meet the owner of Jules J Berta Winery, a biker drove into the parking lot. He wore faded blue jeans, sunglasses, and a sleeveless vest over a short sleeve tee that did nothing to hide his tanned, muscled arms. “I’m Jules Berta. […]

Perfect spot to watch the sunset
Arizona / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / United States

Grand Dame, Arizona Biltmore is looking good after successful remodel

Since she first threw open her doors in 1929, the iconic Arizona Biltmore, has hosted countless world leaders, every U.S. president for the last 40 years, and copious celebs as well as just regular folks who are looking for some fun in the sun. I’ve always loved it there but if I […]

A complete shuttle stack in Space Shuttle Park
Alabama / Chronological / Destinations / United States

Travelling North Alabama

Over the years of travelling throughout the United States and Canada we have visited many popular landmarks, attractions, and diverse landscapes. Our recent RV travels brought us to the State of Alabama, particularly North Alabama, which led us to two unique attractions: The U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville […]