Pat’s vs Geno’s Cheesesteak

I must confess that one of the things I was MOST excited about leading up to our trip to Philadelphia was tasting an authentic Philly cheesesteak sandwich. Of course, we had to weigh in on the well-known Pat's vs Geno's cheesesteak debate. Philadelphia is the home of the cheesesteak, and there is no shortage of… Continue reading Pat’s vs Geno’s Cheesesteak


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

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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

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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