Tulip Trestle Viaduct

Over the weekend, we traveled to Bloomington where Daughter #1 was being honored at Founders Day. It was the beginning of spring break here, so I decided it was doable to make the three-hour trip for the ceremony. I always like to do a few extra things on jaunts like these, and Daughter #2 had […]

Images of America Holiday World: Review

Post contains affiliate links. Our family has been visiting Holiday World in southern Indiana forĀ  years. I love it, for several reasons. First, the nostalgia: my grandparents took me there when I was a child (back then it was known as Santa Claus Land). It’s been wonderful to experience the park through the years, as […]

Childhood Memories Friday: Europe

A couple of weeks ago, I shared some memories of touring with Sound of America Honor Band and Chorus, the summer after I graduated from high school. How about a few more memories of my first trip to Europe? I remember the situation of the photo above very well. We had flown over and landed […]

A Visit to Charley Creek Inn in Wabash

Last week, friend and commenter Leona and I made a trip to Wabash, a small Indiana town not far from where we live. She had visited the Charley Creek Inn restaurant there recently, and was anxious to return. Fortunately, I got to go along for the trip! Charley Creek Inn was easy to locate, in […]

Four Hiking Trails in the US You Should Try

Guest post today by Sol Vazquez is the founder of BackpackerVerse.com. The site gives you the best backpacking, hiking, and camping tips, tricks and news. You also get up to date reviews and recommendations on outdoor gear. Since the introduction of first National Scenic Trails, Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail in 1968, hiking slowly […]

Alaska Trip: Ketchikan

Summer is ending, and so it seems appropriate that my posts on our Alaska trip are coming to an end with this installment. It really was a nice trip. We took a Hawaiian cruise five years ago, and in most ways I think I prefer this Alaska trip over the Hawaii one. Our final port […]

Alaska Trip: Juneau Dogsledding

Last time, our Alaska travelogue took us to Mendenhall Glacier. We’re not done with Juneau yet — how about a little Juneau dogsledding? We took a bus from Juneau to the dogsledding place we’d reserved prior to the trip. Honestly, I’m not even sure of the name, but it doesn’t matter much. There are many, […]