What is the Best Gift for Road Trippers?

My husband and I love taking and planning road trips. It gives us a great feeling to get in our car and go. Subsequently, we love riding along listening to tunes and singing. And of course, we love getting out and visiting spots along the way. With a road trip, the traveling is as much […]

hot air balloons rising above the desert

Scottsdale, Arizona Bold and Beautiful

Floating high above the earth, the only sound the roar of the fire heating the balloon. The wind through your hair as your horse takes off in a gallop along a dessert trail. The conviviality of new friendships formed while brewing and tasting wine. These are some of the things to do in Scottsdale. These […]

shows a picture of Wright Brothers first flight as shown on America's Summer Road Trip

History Travel: The Ultimate American Road Trip

If you are like me, then you probably thought learning about history in school was boring. I remember having this greasy teacher in 8th grade that made us endlessly copy notes. It wasn’t until I got older that I started appreciating history through reading historical novels and history travel. If you want the past to […]

Trans Stars: Witness These Genuine Works of Art and Become Inspired

There is something about watching a drag show that leaves you feeling spectacular. I don’t know why. As a woman I often feel self conscious of my looks, especially now that I am no spring chicken. However, when I see how these trans stars shine, I can’t help but feel amazing as well. Watching these […]

Safe Travel USA: How to Vacation Safely during Covid-19

Many people are wondering is it safe to travel right now? And if so, is it safe to fly right now? The CDC says that it is safe to travel if you are fully vaccinated, meaning it is two weeks since you completed your final dose of vaccination. However, since the Delta variant has been […]

Astoria Restaurants: Find the Best Places to Eat

Are you planning a trip to Astoria, Oregon? Or maybe you are there already and looking for a place to eat. With some help from my sister who has lived in Oregon for over 10 years, I have searched out the best Astoria restaurants. And now I am happy to share them with you. My […]

Best Places to Visit in Arizona, from a Local

My best friend Melissa has lived in Arizona for about 20 years and has shared with me some of the best places to visit in Arizona. Dan and I took a trip to Arizona for Melissa’s wedding which you can read about here. Since my traveling is limited right now, I have enlisted Melissa’s help […]

South Shore Long Island, fall in love with these small towns

I grew up here on the South Shore of Long Island. I always loved the excitement of NYC, but as I get older I realize how much I love these small towns. In short, here are some of the places I returned to during a recent visit. Returning Home A few years ago, I went […]

Upstate New York Towns: My Favorites to Visit

I grew up on Long Island but fell in love with the mountains of upstate NY during family vacations. As a young adult, I spent 6 years living in rural western New York south of Rochester. This prompted me to write this post based on my love of these small upstate New York towns. I […]