My husband Gary & I have written and photographed our travels for magazines and in four travel guidebooks for Falcon Press Publishing. We’ve been happy travelers as well as the unhappy version. We’ve been traveling for more than thirty years. Planes, trains, automobiles, buses, cruise ships, and pickup campers have carried us on journeys to half of the fifty states and sixteen foreign countries. We’ve traveled for business; we’ve traveled for pleasure. We’ve traveled with a baby, a teenager, and with Grandma.

 

But it is through our experiences during sixteen years of owning a lakeside resort that we have truly come to know the travelers’ soul. We’ve been a part of family reunions, funerals, and weddings. We’ve hosted one night stands and fiftieth wedding anniversaries. We’ve been cursed at, laughed at, and physically threatened. We’ve been written about kindly and not so kindly. We’ve made life-long friends and thousands of casual acquaintances. We’ve had incidents involving sheriffs, firefighters, and brain surgeons. We could write quite a comedy about all of the things we have seen and experienced at our little resort.

Maybe someday we’ll write a movie script, but the posts here have one purpose: to bring happiness and hope to the travel weary and the travel leery. We want literally, to move you.

Traveling is life at its most exhilarating. It IS life.

We sincerely hope that on these pages you find something to laugh about, something that reminds you of why you love to travel, and at least one “ah-ha” moment that moves you to action. So read on, then start planning your next trip. Here’s hoping it’s a happy one.

Scuba Dive Review: St. Vincent

Scuba Dive Review: St. Vincent

Scuba Dive Review: St. Vincent Disclaimer: Gary and I were hosted on a Windstar cruise that took us to St. Vincent. Our diving was not hosted. All opinions are my own.  Life is good anytime we have the opportunity to do a scuba dive review, so let's jump...

Cruising 201: In-depth Questions About Cruising

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We know you have questions about cruising! Cruising can get complicated. No matter how many cruises you have been on, there is always something that pops up that you don't know. The fact that there is always something new to learn about is part of what...

#TravelTruth: Are Dolphin Swim Experiences Ethical?

#TravelTruth: Are Dolphin Swim Experiences Ethical?

Dolphin swim experiences are an emotional and controversial subject. I have personally always felt torn between a love for marine animals, which includes a strong desire to see them, and a firm belief that those desires should never be satisfied at the...

#TravelTruth: 2017 Mileage Runs for Real People

#TravelTruth: 2017 Mileage Runs for Real People

Okay, all you road warrior, top-tier elite status mongers, this post is probably not for you. Move along so the rest of us can talk freely—about 2017 mileage runs for small-time players. We aren't even in the same league. Let's face it, folks, more than a...

Viking Combo Cruises: 2 Cruises, One Booking

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So what's a Viking combo cruise? It's a marriage made in heaven--you begin a European journey on board one of Viking's river cruises, before being whisked away to a Viking Ocean ship for the remainder of your voyage. Besides the sheer novelty of the...