A Friendly Humpback Encounter

Whale-watching tours offer the promise of sightings, but what usually grabs our attention are the tour brochure photos. It's easy to poke fun at the images showing a whale popping out of the ocean within feet of your boat....more

Touring Fundy Trail Parkway, New Brunswick

 [Bay of Fundy coast line. Photo credit: Rob Roy]New Brunswick has no shortage of natural parks and wonders. One of the highlights of any trip here are excursions near and on the Bay of Fundy. My Maritime travels brought me to Fundy Trail Parkway one morning, where I was given a tour of the highlights of this Stonehammer Geopark (mentioned earlier in my New Brunswick Museum article)....more

Menton: The Hidden Gem for Foodies

 Hidden Gem for Foodies ...more

Thirty-Eight Candles... (A Reason to Be Thankful)

(Back in July I wrote...)I could get used to this......more

A few things I learned about Chicago

 Downtown ChicagoAlthough my most recent trip to Chicago for the Nat...more

The People You Meet Along the Way

For most people who love travel, the journey to their destination is the least enjoyable part of the trip.The destination, on a trip, is itself the high point. It's what you think about, dream about, plan for and are impatient to get to.  For me though, the journey and the people I meet along the way can be just as important....more

Vermont Real Estate 2014 Overview

Another year is almost at its end and we’re trying to get an idea about the real estate market in Vermont. Located in the northeastern part of the United States, Vermont’s total land area measures 9,609 square miles, including 333 square miles of water area. All year round, you have magnificent scenery and lots of activities to choose from, from trekking to skiing.Overall 2014 tendencies...more

Not All Who Wander Are Lost

I have a passion for traveling—deep, abiding wanderlust and a consuming love for adventure.I’ve been fortunate to visit 42 of the 50 states, and various places like Puerto Rico, The Bahamas, Mexico and Canada. Two years ago, though, I was finally able to take two full weeks off and travel overseas. Thankfully, I got to do the same thing about a month ago. During those combined four weeks, we visited Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Greece—with 75% of that time spent in Italy. Heavenly, dreamy, unmatched Italy....more
Anna Lea- good post! I feel the same way about travel. It's THE best time for me creatively, ...more

Hubby Humor-isms: Mossy Rock

Sometimes I just can't help but laugh at the colorful phrases my husband uses. Well, to be honest, I try to stifle my laughter to avoid encouraging him. Otherwise he would never stop...He thinks he's a comedian and often declares "I'm my own entertainment!" ...more

Random Ramblings: On the Road Again

Three states...Two days...550 flight miles...478 highway miles. Sunday Finished up a visit to Florida for Hubby's work. Boarded a plane to North Carolina for our first Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. Monday Swapped out t-shirts for sweaters, loaded the "Beast", and set out for our second Thanksgiving in Ohio. Our Dodge Durango (AKA "The Beast") carries our stuff, handles good in all weather, and supports passenger naps (that's me). Doesn't get any better than that. ...more