Christmas in the Castle

I was lucky enough to get to visit Christmas in the Castle with a friend this year. Where is “the Castle”? It’s the Bass Mansion, also known as Brookside, on the campus of the University of St. Francis in my hometown. Come on in! The weather was perfect, which added to the enjoyment. You don’t […]

Fun Facts About Australia

Have you ever visited Australia? Here are some fun facts about the island continent: Australia is both a country and a continent. It is the world’s 6th-largest country. More than 85% of Australians live within 30 miles of the country’s coast. This is probably explained by the fact that much of Australia is desert, known […]

Historical Paths of Germany Tour

The internet is great for introducing us to people we would otherwise never have encountered. One example of this for me is Bob Chaney. Bob is a retired German teacher from Murrysville, Pennsylvania. While he taught, he led eight trips to Germany and Austria. I learned about Bob through a post of his at the […]

Holiday World for Guests Over 50

Our extended family visits Holiday World theme park in southern Indiana each year. Although the park is primarily known for its roller coasters, I’ve never been a coaster rider. And while I wouldn’t call myself a senior citizen, I am over 50. You might wonder — is a theme park like Holiday World fun for […]

Disney Dining Plan for Disney Breakfast

I recently returned from a magical getaway to Disney World. For the first time, my package included a Disney Dining Plan, which included one Quick-Service Meal, one Table-Service Meal, and one snack each day. I wanted to maximize my money on this trip. Now, “frugal” and Disney don’t really go together, but still — I […]