Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada makes for a fabulous day trip from Las Vegas or a side stop on the way to Utah. … Read More VALLEY of FIRE STATE PARK: delighting in the Nevada desert
Nationals Park is a modern baseball stadium that’s clean and comfortable by sports-venue standards, with nice views of the Washington monuments from various vantages. Here’s what I’ve learned during the decade that the Park’s been open: Where to sit at Nationals Park I’ve sat on every level, and there’s never an obstructed view or a… Read More Tips for Visiting Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
“I’m glad we’re in the Jeep,” I told my travel companion as we drove up a long narrow gravel road lined with green trees in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. I joked that maybe there was no opposing traffic because no one ever emerged from the slightly spooky area alive. We reached a narrow wooden bridge. “I… Read More Wines and Walks in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley
The Diamond Lounge at Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino was hopping for happy hour, but the bartender quickly served me the 2-for-1 special of the peach moscato that always lures me in. My companion and I had substantial FreePlay, and blew through some at Horseshoe’s not-as-ample-as-it-used-to-be-but-still-good video poker before heading to happy hour, part two, at Binion’s,… Read More East Coast Road Trip: Maryland to New Hampshire
“The scenery of Walden is on a humble scale, and, though very beautiful, does not approach to grandeur, nor can it much concern one who has not long frequented it or lived by its shore,” wrote Henry David Thoreau. The American writer lived by the Concord, Massachusetts, pond’s shore, in a 14’4” x 10’4” x… Read More On Walden Pond
On our way back to Waikiki from the Polynesian Cultural Center, my travel companion and I stopped at Kokololio Beach Park, 30 miles and a world away from the most famous beach on the planet. Though we could see a couple of other people on the beach, they were hundreds of feet from us, and… Read More Fifteen Minutes of Solitude