Using Airline Vouchers from 2020

We had bucket list travel booked for 2020, which, unfortunately, we had to cancel. The airlines provided a credit or voucher of some sort for a future trip. Using these airline vouchers from 2020 turned out to be a bit of a jigsaw puzzle. I figure many of you are in the same boat, so… Continue reading Using Airline Vouchers from 2020


Indiana Dunes Beaches

Indiana Dunes National Park and Indiana Dunes State Park stretch 15 miles along the southern tip of Lake Michigan. Not surprisingly, the Indiana Dunes beaches are an excellent place to enjoy some fun in the sun. There are nine beaches at Indiana Dunes. So you have several options when selecting the perfect spot to park… Continue reading Indiana Dunes Beaches


5 Things to Do at Indiana Dunes Besides Relaxing on the Beach

Indiana Dunes National Park is an interesting place. Here, the struggle between industry and conservation is evident. Look right and left, and you'll see something you typically don't see at a national park. Cooling Tower at a Coal Plant In 1966, the protectionists won. This 15 mile stretch of Lake Michigan shoreline was designated a… Continue reading 5 Things to Do at Indiana Dunes Besides Relaxing on the Beach

New River

4 National Parks East of the Mississippi

In our quest to visit America's National Parks, we decided to take a road trip to visit 4 National Parks east of the Mississippi River: Indiana Dunes National Park; Cuyahoga Valley National Park; Shenandoah National Park; and New River Gorge National Park. This road trip was action-packed. We also squeezed in a few hours on… Continue reading 4 National Parks East of the Mississippi

Rock formations and a blue sky

Badlands Fossil Hunting

One of the things we like best about Badlands National Park in South Dakota is that visitors aren't restricted to the trails. You can basically roam anywhere. And, while you're exploring, be sure to keep an eye out for fossils. Badlands Fossil Hunting Many types of fossils can be found in Badlands National Park. Previous… Continue reading Badlands Fossil Hunting

View rock spires and trees on Sunday Gulch Trail

Custer State Park Sunday Gulch Trail

Of the many things to see and do in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Custer State Park is at the top of my list. Its beauty rivals that of many national parks. The best way to experience Custer State Park is on foot. And a hike on Sunday Gulch Trail is a great way… Continue reading Custer State Park Sunday Gulch Trail

St Louis Skyline

Weekend in St. Louis

This year for Memorial Day, we decided to spend the long weekend in St. Louis. Our main goal was to visit the Gateway Arch National Park. My husband and I had seen it many years ago but long before it became a National Park. So, we decided it was time for another visit. As I was… Continue reading Weekend in St. Louis

bird standing in water in the Everglades

A Day in the Everglades

We only had one day in Everglades National Park. This was our first visit, and we wanted to make the most of it. So, we decided to take a guided tour. A friend recommended Garl's Coastal Kayaking. This tour was a full-day Everglades adventure. We met our tour guide, Mike, at the Robert is Here… Continue reading A Day in the Everglades

Alligator in the Grass in Everglades

Everglades Anhinga Trail

The elevation in Everglades National Park ranges from 0 to 8 feet. There are several short interpretive trails. Fortunately, these are flat-which I love! One of these is the Everglades Anhinga Trail. The Everglades Anhinga Trail is one of the most popular trails in the park. It is only 4 miles from the Ernest F.… Continue reading Everglades Anhinga Trail

Dock and canal in the Florida Keys

Awesome Florida Keys Vacation Rental

Normally, I would not dedicate a whole post to a single vacation rental. In fact, this my first time. So why now? This Florida Keys vacation rental is over the top amazing. I found this rental, Miloh’s Keys Cottage, by digging around on VRBO. And, I feel like I struck gold. (I paid full price… Continue reading Awesome Florida Keys Vacation Rental