Find Fun and Laughter in Upstate New York

Find Fun and Laughter in Upstate New York

Find fun and laughter in upstate New York at the Lucy Desi Museum, the National Comedy Center, and The Strong National Museum of Play. I was a guest of Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau and Visit Rochester, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Find Fun and...
The Great Lakes Tour: A Circle Road Trip Itinerary

The Great Lakes Tour: A Circle Road Trip Itinerary

The Great Lakes tour is a circle road trip route through the United States and Canada to scenic destinations along Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Ontario, and Erie. This guide will help you map the perfect itinerary with suggested food, lodging, hikes, waterfalls,...
Mountain Memories: A Return to Franklin, North Carolina

Mountain Memories: A Return to Franklin, North Carolina

The Smoky Mountains were the summer vacation destination of my youth. Photos and boyhood memories inspire me as I plan a return to Franklin North Carolina. This post is sponsored by Visit North Carolina and Discover Franklin, but all thoughts and opinions are my own....
Florida Travel: The Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin’ Festival

Florida Travel: The Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin’ Festival

The Sopchoppy Worm Grunting Festival celebrates this rare art and unique slice of backwoods Florida culture annually on the second Saturday in April. This post is sponsored by VISIT FLORIDA, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Florida’s Local Culture...
Xcaret Day of the Dead Festival

Xcaret Day of the Dead Festival

The Xcaret Day of the Dead festival is a not-to-be-missed event, making Oct. 30 – Nov. 2, the best time of year to visit Mexico’s most popular eco-park. I was a guest of Experiencias Xcaret, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. The aquamarine waters...
Pinetop to Salt River Canyon to Mesa: An Arizona Road Trip

Pinetop to Salt River Canyon to Mesa: An Arizona Road Trip

An Arizona road trip from Pinetop to Salt River Canyon to Mesa leads us to the Fresh Foodie Trail®, an agritourism route of local farm-to-table experiences. I joined a group of international journalists on a road trip sponsored by the Arizona Office of Tourism. Our...
People and Places: My Year in Travel 2016

People and Places: My Year in Travel 2016

People and places are the reason for travel. This year-in-travel photoessay features my family, friends, traveling companions, and the destinations we visited in 2016. Disclosure: Some links in this article are to travel brands and destinations that have sponsored my...