Around the World A Travel Journal

Around the World

Purple orchids

Walking into the Past and Preserving the Future

The San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers On the day I visited, it was cold, gray, and wet outside and the ...
Two people parasailing

Parasailing and Surf-Gliding in the City by the Bay

The Cliff House is a very cool destination for everyone - tourists and travelers alike.  But the favorite destination of ...
Snowy hills

Sandboarding in…Colorado?

How many people can say they’ve sandboarded down a giant sand dune in Colorado? Wait… what is a Sandboard and ...


Two black and orange butterflies mating on a green leaf in a shadowed area, partially obscured by surrounding foliage.

Mating Season!

How long has it been since you've been in a cool butterfly enclosure? Long time? Never? Did you see anything ...
Bison skulls with paint

Toro Restaurant and Rum Bar – Scottsdale

This was a really fun and laid-back place to have an early dinner in Scottsdale, Arizona. Check out this quick ...
Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend – Mother Nature’s Art

Since I was in the neighborhood, that neighborhood being Page, Arizona, I decided I might as well hit Horseshoe Bend ...
Curvy rock formations

The Colors of Antelope Canyon

I'm sure we've all seen images of Antelope Canyon and have ooo-ed and ahhh-ed all over ourselves. But nothing beats ...


Hyde Street Pier: Maritime History in San Francisco

If you’re even remotely interested in maritime history, in general or in the Bay Area specifically, a trip to Hyde ...

Anchorage Square: Where History, Entertainment, and Commerce Meet

Located in the heart of San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf lies a vibrant shopping and dining destination few know about - ...
A field of green grass lit up at night.

123 Farms: Where Passion for Organic Farming Meets Sustainable Living

123 Farms in Cherry Valley, CA, is a place where passion meets purpose. When you travel from wherever you are ...
A person is pouring coffee into a cup.

Coffee Cantata – Coffee Break Heaven

Check out my newest latest article in Spotted by Locals


visiting montreal, canada

Video – Welcome to Montreal!

My latest video for Rovology. Enjoy!
visiting montreal, canada

15 Best Things to Do in Montreal, Canada

Check out my latest article here!
Aboriginal Cultural Festival - Victoria, BC

Victoria: A Jewel in the Crown of British Columbia

I’ve been to Victoria, British Columbia exactly twice in my life with nearly 30 years distance between trips. The first ...


Snowy hills

Sandboarding in…Colorado?

How many people can say they’ve sandboarded down a giant sand dune in Colorado? Wait… what is a Sandboard and ...


Charlie robinsons field board on rocks

An Impromptu Bit of Entertainment with the Irish Seed Savers – Ireland

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The sea making aggressive waves

The Wild Atlantic Way with Traverse Journeys – Guest Blog Post – 2019

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Eat sign

Omaha Steaks – A Legacy

Never been to Omaha? Well, you are going to want to go now…or as soon as this virus is done ...

New Mexico

Legendary bbq at the county line grill and steakhouse

Legendary BBQ at the County Line Grill and Steakhouse

Check out my latest article in Savory Traveler!
Three roswell aliens standing on the land

Roswell UFO Festival

Check out my latest article at Weekend Notes!
Beautiful lake with beautiful sky

Beautiful Storrie Lake State Park

Check out my latest article in Weekend Notes below!
toltec brewing

Toltec Brewing

This was a great place to watch a game! Check out my latest article for Savory Traveler!

North Carolina

The quirkiest instrument collection

The Quirkiest Instrument Collection You’ll Ever Love

Imagine you’re back in high school for one second, maybe attending a homecoming game, and out comes the marching band. ...
An Old Notebook With Black Color Writing

Johnston County, North Carolina — What’s Not to Love?

Johnston County, North Carolina, isn't a place you hear about often, if at all. But not exploring all it has ...
Ava Garden Museum Building From Outside

Hollywood Glamour in the Heart of the South

Check out my latest article in Weekend Notes
Black house

Dreams Do Come True on the Outer Banks

Ever since I saw the movie Nights in Rodanthe, with the fantastic house, the wild horses running on the beach, the ...


San Antonio Riverwalk

San Antonio: UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy

My latest UNESCO article with the folks over at Wander with Wonder. Check it out!

Following the UNESCO Culinary Trail in San Antonio, Texas

What a great trip this was! So many great things to do, so many great people to talk to, so ...
Hall of the Mountain King

San Antonio’s Underground and UNESCO Culinary Honors

Check out my latest article on San Antonio's Underground and UNESCO Culinary Honors on GoNOMAD -


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