Staying with Extended Family at Canyon Motel Has Ups and Downs

It's not easy to find a place to stay for four different families with people ranging in age from toddler to...let's not call them "seniors,"...let's just say "senior discount qualified." And a dog. And you'll be in a smallish college town the weekend of graduation where even overpriced hotel rooms are selling out fast. And you want to be close together...but not too close. And did I mention you needed it to be affordable? Because, let's be honest, we're all on a budget here. ...more

Art, Farms, Food, History, and Hiking in Yuma, Arizona

It's only a 3-hour drive from Phoenix to Yuma, a neat but often-overlooked city in the southwesternmost corner of Arizona. I made the trip recently with my husband, Phillip....more

Impromptu Flower Press from a Coffee Sleeve

I came up with a simple solution for pressing rose petals after an out-of-town wedding, using a cardboard coffee sleeve and a hair clip. ...more

A Strategically Located Embassy for a Capital Visit to DC

You've got some pretty impressive neighbors when you're staying at the Embassy Suites Washington DC Convention Center. The President, for example, lives just down the street. The first night we were in town, we were wandering around after dinner and ended up strolling by the White House....more

How I Met the Omni

Have you ever stayed at an Omni?...more

Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival: a Wrap-Up

The Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival is a 3-day expo focused on quilting and textile arts. It takes place in several western U.S. cities throughout the year with local vendors in each location adding variation to the pattern....more

Sightseeing in DC and C-ville

 CharlottesvilleWe spent New Year's Eve at a winery in Charlottesville, Virginia celebrating my cousin's wedding....more

Gifts for Travelers

 Need a gift for someone who likes to travel? I put together this list of gear I use and love that could be great to give the explorer in your life. Check it out on Travelcraft Journal!  ...more

Seattle Restaurant Week on the Waterfront

 I happened to be in Seattle during the first part of 2015 Seattle Restaurant Week (SRW), which you still have time to experience – it runs through October 29. ...more

Sleeping In in Anderson, IN.