Planning a Visit to Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon is a breathtakingly beautiful slot canyon near Page, Arizona.  A visit here is a bucket list destination for many people, but planning a visit to Antelope Canyon can be daunting. This is Navajo tribal land and can only be accessed with a Navajo guide. A slot canyon is a narrow canyon formed by … Continue reading Planning a Visit to Antelope Canyon

Remembering Dad on Father’s Day

Even 23 years after his death, I still miss my Dad. Memories of him came back when we traveled recently to the Southwestern US. Dad took six weeks off work twice - once to drive my three oldest siblings across the US, and again to take the three youngest years later. Dad was a family … Continue reading Remembering Dad on Father’s Day

Rafting the Grand Canyon, an adventure in the American Southwest

You wake early. A million stars shine overhead, with the smudge of the Milky Way clearly seen. An occasional bat darts by as it gathers its nocturnal meals, and you duck into your sleeping bag until the danger is past. You are on the trip of a lifetime - an adventure in the American Southwest … Continue reading Rafting the Grand Canyon, an adventure in the American Southwest

Packing for a River Rafting Trip, the Grand Canyon

Just when you think you've got carry-on packing down, you book a two week long rafting and camping adventure, and it's back to square one. We are traveling with a rafting company which saves us having to pack food and equipment, but we're still challenged with what to bring. We'll be on the river in … Continue reading Packing for a River Rafting Trip, the Grand Canyon

Essential Guide for First Time Visitors to Oahu

We were lucky to have friends and family who'd lived in Hawaii and shared great advice with us. Hopefully this guide for first time visitors to Oahu will help you plan your trip. Hawaii has been on our list forever, but from the East Coast it's easier to fly to Europe than to Hawaii. When … Continue reading Essential Guide for First Time Visitors to Oahu

One Day in Boston, a walking tour of Boston landmarks

As a Bostonian I can't really encourage you to spend JUST ONE DAY in Boston, but if that's the time you have, then make the most of it! Boston boasts history, culture, great food, and gorgeous gardens. We've put together a walking tour of Boston landmarks to help you get the most from your day. … Continue reading One Day in Boston, a walking tour of Boston landmarks

Travel Books: New England

Where to start with recommendations for New England books? New England was home to such honored American authors as Alcott, Emerson, Longfellow, Thoreau, Twain, Wheatley, and Mother Goose! And bestselling authors continue to write from the 6 state region - Stephen King and Dennis Lehane, for example. Visitors to New England can get a taste for … Continue reading Travel Books: New England