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.

7 Reasons I am Learning to Speak Italian

7 Reasons I am Learning to Speak Italian

Before the 2015 Expo Milano, Gary and I had the opportunity to spend several days in Milan and in the Franciacorta wine region with an eclectic group of journalists. Two were from France, two from Russia, three were from Germany, one other was American, and one was a...

Prepare to Be Bumped- Making Money on Oversold Flights

Prepare to Be Bumped- Making Money on Oversold Flights

Oversold flights could be your next gold mine! There has never been a better time to get bumped from a flight. The aftermath of United's treatment of a passenger who refused to give up his seat has created the ideal conditions for those with the flexibility to take...

Experiential Travel– How to Get More Out of Every Trip

Experiential Travel– How to Get More Out of Every Trip

It's easy to say that you want to experience more from your travel, but not always easy to put that into practice. We tend to fall into the trap of thinking that simply going on an amazing trip translates to experiences that we will cherish. That isn't necessarily the...

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