Just because fall is behind us (almost) and spring is far, far ahead doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy fresh blooming flowers. Forcing bulbs became popular in the 1800s and is still a great way to brighten up the winter months.
When traveling involves a road trip, I find it hard to pass up the chance to visit a cave. And I know I’m not the only one that feels this fascination with those mysterious places. On a recent vacation in Branson, my daughter and I saw a billboard advertising the Smallin Civil War Cave in Ozark, MO and we just couldn’t resist stopping.
A canoe trip offers so much: closeness to nature, the exhilaration of adventure and the peacefulness of solitude. If you don’t mind putting in some effort to reap the rewards, this could be just the vacation for you.
As a gardener without a lot of time, I tend to grow a lot of things in containers and one of the things I like to grow is herbs. I think it’s because smells are important to me, I like my environment to smell good. So this year I grew spearmint and lemon balm and got the idea of trying my hand at preserving their scents to enjoy throughout the winter.
Pack up your inner tubes and sand pails, don’t forget a blanket and be sure you have enough sunscreen….we’re going to the beach!
If you consider yourself a traveler, not a tourist or if you travel for the experience of traveling, you’re sure to enjoy these three memoirs by like-minded writers. Tales of backpacking in the Australian outback, hiking along the Brittany coast, riding a ferris wheel in the Paris rain….and more.
Our nation’s capital is one of the most important, historical places in the United States. When you add in all the other attractions plus great shopping and dining, it makes a fantastic vacation destination.
The 7th annual TSCPL Green Fair is Saturday, April 19, 2014, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. but that’s not the only time the library shows concern for the environment. Here are some ways we’re doing our green part all year long.
“Sustainability” is a buzz word we hear frequently. What does it really mean? The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s 7th Annual Green Fair is one place to find out.
They say, “the family that plays together, stays together,” but I don’t think that means they all stayed in one room. Here’s some tips on planning the perfect travel experience for the whole family.
Now that I’m approaching the age where I’m no longer reluctant to ask if there’s a senior discount, I started to wonder about traveling as a senior. As it turns out, I have joined the fastest growing segment of the population.
If you travel for the adventure of immersing yourself in another way of life, I’ve got just book for you. There’s no best restaurant list or recommendations of must-see places here. There is real-life experience of the thrills, the rewards and the problems of living abroad from people who are doing it.