Florida’s Fossil Reef Park

A Short Story Discovering Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Over the past few decades when visiting the Florida Keys we would drive past a dirt road with a locked chain link fence on Windley Key in the upper Keys. A number of years ago the gate, while still locked, displayed a new signContinue reading “Florida’s Fossil Reef Park”

Red Rock Inn at Zion National Park

Red Rock Inn  Located in Springdale, Utah at the southern entrance to Zion National Park I’m guilty of just neglecting to get back and write about this and there is no excuse since this is the most delightful B&B Inn we have stayed in over the last five years. Because the town of Springdale sits inContinue reading “Red Rock Inn at Zion National Park”

A Wet Day In Hoi An Vietnam

Hoi An Vietnam This quant town is one of the more popular destinations for travelers to Vietnam with its nearness to the city of Da Nang and some new beach resort properties nearby. Hoi An was recognized as a  World Heritage Site in December 1999 because of its architecture and history as an ancient trading port.  Continue reading “A Wet Day In Hoi An Vietnam”

Paradise with a Twist – Key West

Key West Florida Key West is the exclamation mark at the end of the sentence that is the Keys. This town has been a magnet for adventurers, the famous and fortune seekers for well over a hundred years. Over the years it has attracted a number of the rich and famous including Ernest Hemingway, TennesseeContinue reading “Paradise with a Twist – Key West”

Having Coffee in RĂĽdesheim Germany

Recently we spent a little time in the very picturesque town of RĂĽdesheim Germany with a local coffee being one of the afternoons highlights. RĂĽdesheim am Rhein in the heart of Rhine wine country is a town that has become maybe too cute for words. A favorite day trip destination for area Germans, its streetsContinue reading “Having Coffee in RĂĽdesheim Germany”

Castles – A Photo Tour

We’ve been to Europe a number of times and are always drawn to the fantastic castles found in virtually every country. They stand as a substantial reminder of the remarkable history of this region. There’s a tour guide joke about traveling thru Europe called ABC – standing for Another Beautiful Church. Maybe not often asContinue reading “Castles – A Photo Tour”

Seattle’s Pike Place Market

    Seattle’s Pike Place Market Many cities have farmers markets and open-air venues where growers and craftsmen sell their goods. Over the years many have become local institutions and some boast regional reputations but there is only one Pike Place Market. When you come to Seattle some time at the market is a must.Continue reading “Seattle’s Pike Place Market”

Hendersonville North Carolina Hits It Out Of The Park

I’m not sure why we selected Hendersonville to stay. We were on a trip around the North Carolina mountains and it was in the neighborhood of Asheville and Chimney Rock. It also had two wineries with good reviews nearby. It was probably the wineries that sealed the deal… For a small town Hendersonville North CarolinaContinue reading “Hendersonville North Carolina Hits It Out Of The Park”

A Few Days In Florence

Above: Ponte Vecchio Bridge If you are visiting Italy you should not pass up a visit to Florence, the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region. From many Italian cities, including Rome, it is easy to reach Florence by express train for an extra night or two stay.   The city is the birthplace of the RenaissanceContinue reading “A Few Days In Florence”

Animal Kingdom Lodge at Walt Disney World

Animal Kingdom Lodge Our favorite hotel inside Walt Disney World is Animal Kingdom Lodge. We have traveled all over the world and have enjoyed stays at a number of resorts and with only a few exceptions, besides Animal Kingdom Lodge, have we really considered the resort the actual destination. The Animal Kingdom Lodge is trulyContinue reading “Animal Kingdom Lodge at Walt Disney World”