You may recall that I purchased an annual National parks pass in anticipation of my visit to Utah last year.  Since I was visiting Gatlinburg again to spend time with family, I figured that we might as well check out the Great Smokies while we were there. Due to an agreement between the state of Tennessee and the Federal government, the Great Smoky Mountains...

I've developed a fond appreciation for brief vacations.  If nothing else, it proves that you can still enjoy and experience a great deal that a city has to offer without spending an extended period of time there.  I've spent 24 hours in Amsterdam and 36 hours in Savannah and didn't feel like I sacrificed anything in the process.  When I managed to find...

  I first fell in love with Prince Edward Island through the narrow view of a photo lens.  Its' vast beauty shined through whether it was the picturesque countryside or pensive seaside.   I was enamored with its quaint architecture, beautiful seashore and knew that one day I would have to bear witness to it to make sure that it was all real. I...

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...

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...