Discover the dinosaurs

Families filled the Philadelphia Convention Center this weekend to “Discover the Dinosaurs.” The event was both educational and fun. Dioramas featured automaton dinosaurs in authentic settings with dramatic lighting and sounds, and became interactive when buttons were pressed by the viewers. Well-placed plaques revealed information about the specimens. Children who were involved in the Scavenger […]

North-by-Northwestern Wine

  Mention South Dakota and everyone immediately thinks of Mt. Rushmore. The monument is carved on sacred land belonging to Native Americans, but did you realize how much of the state revolves around their culture and heritage? Use Sioux Falls as your home base to explore southeast South Dakota. Sioux Falls is named for the […]

Put Gettysburg on your “Bucket List”

  History buffs and those interested in the Civil War should visit Gettysburg, Pennsylvania because of the important role it played in American history. And history is around every corner there – so embrace it. Gettysburg Museum and Visitors Center Your first stop should be the Gettysburg Museum and Visitors Center to plan your visit, and to get an in-depth […]

Shreveport mixes Cowboy and Cajun

  You’ll find Shreveport on “Louisiana’s Other Side.” Being very close to Texas, you’ll notice folks wearing western boots and Stetson hats. On the other hand, you’ll hear lots of Zydeco music and enjoy Shreveport’s version of Mardi Gras. And no matter where you eat, the food is delish – because it’s still Louisiana. Shreveport […]

Eating and drinking in Tuscaloosa

Lots of folks visit Tuscaloosa this time of year to cheer on the University of Alabama’s championship football team, the Crimson Tide. Others find themselves in town on an Alabama food tour or traveling a music trail. So where are some of the most popular places to eat and drink?   The original Dreamland BBQ […]

Fonthill Castle — Doylestown’s Shadowy Showplace

On Halloween, my best buds, Val and Joan, and I traveled the 45-minute drive from Philadelphia to Doylestown, PA. Our main destination was to the Grace Kelly (a Philly girl, too) exhibition at the James Michener Art Museum. The exhibit displays her clothing, the Oscar for her performance in the film, The Country Girl, personal […]

Trees and green at Lied Lodge in Nebraska City

When I travel, I look forward to staying in unique hotels, etc. and not the “same-old, same-old.” The Lied Lodge and Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City fit my bill. The structure and outbuildings sit on 260 acres of wooded and cultivated land. Vineyards and orchards encircle the enormous lodge that consists of 144 guestrooms, […]