The beauty of Fiji is spread out over 333 islands. The options are limitless, from break the bank private resorts, to hostels and dorms for backpackers. We wanted to get a taste of the real Fiji, affordable (but no hostels). Most of Fiji’s population lives on the main island of Viti Levu, where Nadi International … More Finding the Real Fiji
Facts about the St. Louis Gateway Arch World’s tallest arch, 630 feet high and weighs 43,000 tons. Made of stainless steel. The tallest man-made monument in the Western Hemisphere. It is made to move in strong winds. It is a national monument honoring pioneers who explored the American west. Although it is very impressive from … More Journey to the Top of St. Louis Gateway Arch
In order to see the last complete solar eclipse in the United States (8/21/2017), one needed to be in the path of totality, a thin arc stretching from coast to coast. Carbondale, Illinois was one of the places to witness this natural phenomenon, where the moon completely covers the sun. It was also the place … More Gazing at the Solar Eclipse!
Venice is very bohemian with funky shops, boutique hotels, a famous gym, a skate park and a beach that stretches all the way to the Santa Monica pier. Away from the main boardwalk, you can see the canals and bridges that give Venice its name. Things We Did 1. Strolled down the Venice Beach Boardwalk. … More Take in the beauty and fun of Venice (California, that is)!
We are chasing the Northern Lights (aurora borealis, polar lights)!!! Research shows that Fairbanks, Alaska is one of the best places to see them. They say that if you stay a week in Fairbanks, you have an 80% chance of seeing the northern lights. Conditions must be just right – clear, cold skies between September … More Chasing the Northern Lights in Alaska
Why not take a quick trip to a city with friendly people, glacier hiking, gorgeous sunrises/sunsets, gourmet food and craft beer! November’s weather can be windy and cold enough to snow at times, but that doesn’t take away from Anchorage’s charm. Days are still warm and sunny enough to play in the snow, skate on … More A 3 Day Fall Weekend in Anchorage, Alaska
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit in the middle of an eagle’s nest? The best way to find out is to spend time in a lookout tower! Up in the tower you can see magnificent sunsets, the bright lights of a city and a sky filled with billions of stars … More Rent a Lookout Tower for a Night, or 2, or 3, etc….
Anza Borrego Desert State Park In March, 2017,the wild flowers were lighting up the park in ways even the pictures can’t show. We went on a rocky, unpaved road, leaving a trail of dust behind us, going what looked like nowhere. We left other flower gazers behind to see the occotillo in bloom. … More CALIFORNIA’S SUPER BLOOM
One day my daughter mentioned that her friend went to Mexico and swam with whale sharks. That sounded so cool, so I did some research to find out what a whale shark was. Were they really sharks, are they dangerous to humans, are they the size of whales? Yes, no and yes! I discovered … More Taking the Plunge with Whale Sharks ( A Three Day Mini-vacation)
Although we like to relax on vacation, we are an adventurous sort and are always looking for interesting and exciting things to do. We knew we anted to go somewhere warm, so we chose the Florida Keys. December is the perfect time to visit the Keys, when the weather is a balmy 72 to 76 … More Spending the Night Under the Sea