You Must Take Your Kids to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Before They Grow Up

The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta has been on our list for a while.  This epic yearly event brings hot air balloons and their teams from all over the world to the beautiful New Mexican city of Albuquerque for two weeks in October.  Visitors from all over make Albuquerque a fall destination and return year after year […]

Photo Adventure : Chateau des Charmes Vineyard in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Although I’ve never been much of a wine drinker, I like to consider myself an agri-enthusiast. That might not be a real word, but I enthusiastically find agriculture to be interesting so it seems an appropriate moniker. When I saw “Tour a Vineyard” listed on my G Adventures’ Quebec and Ontario Explorer tour, I saw […]

Top Five Reasons You Should Stop Avoiding Iowa in Your Travels

I asked around when I was in Iowa.  Turns out, family members don’t like to visit their loved ones in Iowa.  There’s this preconceived notion that Iowa is a boring destination that isn’t worth the time or money to go to – even if their family lives there. What?! Do you have any idea what […]

Fort Worth is One of the Worst Places to Visit? Were Your Eyes Closed?

Travel bloggers are big on making lists. Best places they’ve been, greatest places to get food, even the poshest bathrooms in the world. Sometimes they are a little more negative, and talk about the worsts. One published today listed the worst places in the world to travel – and listed Fort Worth as one of […]

Let Me Tell You About My Mountains – Hermit’s Peak and El Cielo in New Mexico

The Sangre de Cristo mountains are my happy spot. I spent quite a bit of time there when I was a teenager at a church camp, and now whenever I think about my favorite place on earth my mind transports me back. In particular, my mind takes me to this beautiful meadow on the top […]