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….
Day 1 – Fairbanks We land in Fairbanks after taking a red-eye flight from Los Angeles. Although we got no sleep on our flight, we were excited to be in Alaska. After picking up our Kia Forte, we got breakfast at The Cookie Jar Restaurant. Breakfasts there are large and tasty, and made it on … More A Week in Interior of Alaska
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. Just as … 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
An hour and a half from Orlando, Florida lies the sleepy town of Crystal River. Tourists come here in the winter months to swim with the West Indian manatees, that come inland to escape the cold waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Also called sea cows, they are large vegetarians , 9 to 10 feet … More Swimming with “Mermaids” in Florida
REALITY CHECK– More times than not, the one thing that keeps you from taking your dream vacation is the price of the flight. Searching through a multitude of travel websites with continual fluctuating prices can be exhausting and overwhelming. And not to mention, leave you thinking, “where do I begin” and “am I really getting … More A Traveler’s Guide to Booking the Cheapest Flight