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, […]

Alaska Trip: Juneau Mendenhall Glacier

After our day in Haines, our next port was Alaska’s capital: Juneau. A few facts about Juneau: It is located on Alaska’s “panhandle,” running along the west edge of Canada Its population is 32,000 — not a lot for a state capital You can reach Juneau only by boat or plane Its name comes from […]

Alaska Trip: Haines

Post contains affiliate links at no cost to you —   After our day at sea cruising Glacier Bay, we stopped at port at the small town of Haines. You may not have heard of Haines (I had not), because it’s not a major port. Most cruise ships in the area stop instead at the […]

Alaska Trip: Cruising Glacier Bay

Cruising Glacier Bay Our cruise included two types of days: those when we stopped at ports, and those when we stayed on the ship, just … cruising. I have to say that, although I enjoy exploring new cities and towns, there was always a feeling of happiness when a cruising day happened. It was sort […]