Half Moon Cay — Holland America’s Exclusive Island in The Bahamas

Half Moon Cay — Holland America’s Exclusive Island in The Bahamas

I stood shoulder-deep in the cool turquoise water and could see clear to my bare feet on the soft sand.  The glowing descriptions I’d heard of Caribbean beaches weren’t poetic exaggerations after all; they were true. This post contains affiliate links.  For more information, click here. Half Moon Cay is one of about 700 islands that…

10 Fun Things to Do in Las Vegas, Nevada

10 Fun Things to Do in Las Vegas, Nevada

“Dean Martin” drank my martini. This post contains affiliate links.  For more information, click here. Okay, he wasn’t really Dean Martin; he was a Dean Martin impersonator at a Rat Pack tribute show in Las Vegas.  But he came down from stage, introduced himself to my table-mates and me, and asked to “borrow” my drink for…

10 Best U.S. Cities for Winter Travel

10 Best U.S. Cities for Winter Travel

Winter travel offers a much-needed escape–whether from holiday stress, short drab days, or two long years to flatten the curve.  If you’re ready for a get-away, the personal-finance site WalletHub last month released its report of Best Winter Holiday Destinations, divided into warm- and cold-weather cities.  The top destinations are: This post contains affiliate links. …

3 Ways to Enjoy Niagara Falls in New York

3 Ways to Enjoy Niagara Falls in New York

Have you ever wondered why the spray of rushing water on your face feels so good?  It might be the negative ions.  Yes, really. Splashing water generates these negatively charged molecules that float in the air.  There’s some solid research–and a lot of anecdote and hypothesis–that says negative ions can have a positive effect on…

Fenimore Art Museum — exploring America’s culture in Cooperstown, New York

Fenimore Art Museum — exploring America’s culture in Cooperstown, New York

Cooperstown might be metaphorically synonymous with the Baseball Hall of Fame, but it’s literally the namesake of William Cooper, who founded the Village in 1786 and was the father of writer James Fenimore Cooper. This post contains affiliate links.  For more information, click here. The younger Cooper lived an eventful life.  Legend has it that he…

National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum — honoring America’s pastime in upstate New York

National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum — honoring America’s pastime in upstate New York

There’s nothing like a night at the ballpark.  It’s a few precious hours of escape into a great and simple American tradition.  It’s connection to something that was here before you were and will be here long after you’re gone.  It’s memories–the family ones from your childhood, and the legendary ones from before you were…