Smallin Civil War Cave

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.

Fall Into Fall

As we leave summer behind and move into the great beauty that is autumn, there are so many things that I think of when fall arrives. One of the most prominent is walking outside and observing the beauty that is around us as the leaves change color. I went to school at the University of […]

Discover a New World in a Canoe

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.

Museum Ships

Museum ships offer fascinating insight to our nation’s military and commercial history. Here are a few examples for when you plan your next vacation.

Traveling From Your Armchair

I don’t know about you, but I love to travel. I have an entire list of places that I know that I want to visit someday. Australia. Paris. New Zealand. Germany. So many places to visit. However, there are certain things seem to like to get in the way of getting the chance to go to some […]

Bemused by the Beach

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!

Barbecue Tour

Calling all barbecue fans! Have you ever wished there was a way you could experience the known and some of the less known barbecue joints in Kansas City and then get to taste each and every one of them?  Well, look no further my friends! Join KC Barbecue Tour on their bus-guided tour as they […]

Did You Hear That?

How many of you have ever seen a drum and bugle corps perform? The intricate movements. The beautiful music. It is an amazing sight to see and hear. One of the most well-known organizations for drum and bugle corps is Drum Corps International (DCI). During the summer all across America, people are flocking to hear […]

Savor These Travel Memoirs

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.

Weird and Wacky Festivals: July 2014

Wine, Water and Comic Books

From comic books shows to chili cook-offs, fun fairs and festivals are held all across America. Whatever your interest, I’m sure someone, somewhere is celebrating it