This Christmas Skip the Malls – Give Experiences, Not Stuff

Black Friday has turned into Black Thursday.  Shopping malls are packed, and we all give and get stuff that will never be used.  Ugh!  Why do we do that?  There is a better way!  Skip the malls, give experiences and not stuff.  Don’t buy gifts, buy memories!  This is perfect for families, as you can […]

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 […]

Why You Should Consider Traveling to the Grand Canyon in the Winter Instead of Summer

Beat the Crowds In the summer and early fall, the Grand Canyon is packed with visitors. That is not a problem in the winter. There were times we were able to be at one of the popular stops along the rim road, and no one else was there with us. It was an amazing experience. […]

Being Married to a Pilot – Luck or Suck?

When it comes up that I’m married to a pilot, I usually get told how lucky I am and how they’d love to be in my shoes. I usually just smile and nod, but I know all they see is the flying standby for free. Truth is, just like everyone else’s life, it really can […]