Reviews

I’m not going to lie. I love gadgets, trinkets and thingamabobs as much as the next person. However, there comes a time when you figure out that you have more than enough ‘things’ and that you’ve reached a saturation point. Never does this become more clear than when you are trying to find the perfect gift for...

Last summer, I spent an entire day exploring two of our best known National Parks. They're the ones that everyone learns about in school but nothing prepares you for what you actually witness up close and personal. We were fortunate to be the guest of the Teton Science Schools which has two campuses in the Grand Teton National...

"How y'all doing?" While I live in the city that traditionally epitomizes "Southern Hospitality", it's a phrase that is slowly but surely falling out of favor. Despite all of the challenges this region has dealt with, there was always a silent edict that no one was a stranger and most lived by it. When I arrived in the city of Blairsville...

Without a doubt, the expansion of the western states would have slowed to a crawl without the assistance of the railway system plowing its way through the plains. Today, most of those trails are fleeting memories, but some still live on in the form of the Verde Canyon Railroad. There have only been a few times in my life that I've...

Themes.  I love the idea of indulging in whatever a particular region is best known for.  When I was offered the opportunity to be the guest of the Best Western Plus' The Lodge at Jackson Hole, images of a dense forest, roaming deer and pristine lakes flowing over jagged rocks popped into my head. I was certainly getting used to the idea...

You know the old saying: “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”. The same holds true when visiting the wild west. Not because someone would challenge you to a duel in the town square, but because you’d want to experience everything that makes a particular region special or unique. We were invited to attend the Jackson Hole Rodeo and...

Unrealized childhood dreams.  When it came to the subject of fishing that was mine. My dad was in the habit of taking each of his children to the local lake for fishing lessons. I eagerly awaited my turn but it never came. Fast forward to the present and the opportunity to learn how to fly fish presents itself in freaking...

Boyhood visits with his parents to Jackson Hole made an indelible impression upon young Bud Chatham. So much so, that he made a resolution to continue his family’s tradition as a young adult. Life and circumstances took him to other places, but his heart was firmly ingrained in a little town in Wyoming. He never forgot the rolling mountains dotted with...