Staycations: learning to love the best of where you live on a budget

There’s no denying it.  Most of us have found ourselves virtually housebound when in actuality we would love to go out there and see the world.  The reality of the situation is that times are tough and it’s becoming difficult to purchase the necessities, much less think about what some would characterize as “indulgences” like [...]

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Learning to FlyFish with Will Dornan, the Snake River Angler, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

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 [...]

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Starting over can lead to your rebirth

I have a secret.  I used to be homeless.  As is the case for most, it wasn’t entirely by choice.  However, it was something that I felt had to happen in order for me to start again with a clean slate.  At the time, I literally had nothing but the clothes on my back and [...]

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Pictures of New Orleans

My trip to New Orleans in June was my first and was very enjoyable.  We didn’t really do much partying; we wanted to just see as much of the city as we possibly could.  But rest assured, we certainly visited the French Quarter while we were there and were treated to great entertainment and delicious [...]

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Rafting the rapids with Dave Hansen Whitewater in Jackson Hole, WY!

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 [...]

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My Jackson Hole, WY Trip Report

I confess. I’ve always had a love and affinity for westerns. I grew up watching shows like Bonanza, The Big Valley, Bat Masterson, The Rifleman….you name ‘em, chances are, I saw ‘em. So, it stands to reason that someday, I would have to go exploring and see the west with my own eyes. I saw [...]

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