• Travel Musings

    My Favorite Food And Travel of 2021

    It’s that time of year again. Time to reflect on the past year, while looking forward to what comes next. 2021 didn’t bring as much travel as I hoped. The pandemic rages on and now Omicron brings us new travel concerns. But I need to travel in order to maintain sanity, and we still found our opportunities in 2021. We even jumped on a few planes for the first time…

  • Travel Musings

    4 Great National Park Scenic Drives

    National Parks are often so-designated because of the high concentration of natural beauty within.   And one of the best ways to appreciate the beauty of each National Park is to take advantage of its designated scenic drives.  Many U.S. National Parks have at least one. Some have even more.   Let me show you a few of my favorite National Park scenic drives. Arches National Park Scenic Drive Arches…

  • Travel Musings,  Utah

    Highlights of Utah’s Mighty 5 National Parks

    Spread across the southern half of Utah, sit 5 incredible National Parks. They are beautiful, they are popular, and they have been named Utah’s Mighty 5. Southern Utah is a geologic wonderland and these 5 Parks show off Utah at its very best. On the popular AllTrails.com hiking site, all 5 are ranked in the Top 20 – with three in the Top 5. And four of them were among…

  • Food,  Travel Musings

    My Favorite Food and Travel Experiences of 2020

    While I think that most of us would like to put 2020 far behind, the end of the year is always a good time for reflection. My travel year certainly didn’t pan out as planned, but like most everyone I found myself adapting to new opportunities. Trips to Portugal and Spain were cancelled, but local road trips to explore Utah’s beauty were taken instead. And I will always try to…

  • Travel Musings,  Warm Islands

    A Kauai Air Tour – Conquering a Travel Fear

    I love to travel, but I hate to fly.  I fly because it’s necessary in order to see the world, and that’s my passion.  But when the flight attendant says “Sit back, relax, and enjoy your flight”,  I  scoff at the statement every time.  I have never relaxed and enjoyed a flight. There have been many times in the past, on moderately bumpy flights, when I  would think – the in-flight…