3 reasons to visit a botanical garden

There’s a deep connection between humans and plants. As the summer draws to a close, enjoy the beauty and serenity of a well-tended garden with none of the work.

My Tennessee Vacation

It was time for another family reunion and this year we met in Sevierville, Tennessee – birthplace of Dolly Parton. It was a great area to be in with lots to see and do. Read the article to find out more!

A Charmander uses the self-check

Pokemon Trainers Welcome!

If geocaching and handheld gaming had a love child, they would name it Pokemon Go. Want to catch ’em all? You’ll need to visit your library!

Fun Day Trips

It’s summertime and for many people that means time for traveling. I like finding places that I haven’t been before, but the costs of traveling can add up quickly. One of my favorite things to do is to find fun day trips that allow me to feel like I’m taking a trip without having to […]

Indianapolis: Crossroads of America

Indianapolis may not be high on anyone’s list of tourist destinations, but it is a city rich in history and culture. As a recent trip can attest, Indy has much to see and do to satisfy any vacation.

Rendezvous in Rio

With the Summer Olympics coming this year, all eyes are on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio de Janeiro is a city rich with culture, filled with places to go and things to see. If you are planning a trip to Rio, here are a few places that you should consider visiting. Christ the Redeemer is […]

What’s New in the Travel Neighborhood

Two new books in the Travel Neighborhood offer looks into very different routes of travel. For the more conventional traveler we have travel by train and for the more adventurous traveler, the Silk Road.

Christmas Destinations

The air is turning colder. The weather is crisper. The mood is festive. It is one of my favorite times of the year: Christmas time! Different parts of the world celebrate this holiday differently. Some are well known, some are not. In this post, we will visit a few of the locations that celebrate Christmas in […]

Celebrate Apples and History

Crisp fall weather is on its way and soon it will be time to celebrate a Topeka tradition for 36 years. The annual Apple Festival at Ward-Meade Park and Old Prairie Town is just around the corner.

Have You Made Your Travel Checklist?

School is getting ready to start and for many busy families that means scheduling last minute vacations. Whenever I take a trip, I always make a checklist of the things that I am going to need (or at least that I think I’m going to need). Every trip that I take, I feel like I […]