• Utah

    Dead Horse Point – Utah’s Best State Park

    Dead Horse Point is most certainly Utah’s best State Park. Sitting high on a mesa near Moab Utah, Dead Horse Point offers spectacular views out across the Colorado River and the red canyons below. These views have long been a favorite of the movie industry. This is where Thelma & Louise drove off the edge to their ultimate fate. This is where Tom Cruise free solo climbs at the beginning…

  • 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…

  • Entrance to La Casita Del Cafe near Atenas
    Costa Rica,  Food

    My Favorite Costa Rican Foods

    Costa Rica is one of my favorite travel destinations. I love the climate, I love the authenticity, and I love the food. Costa Rican food doesn’t get much attention compared to some of the other world’s cuisines. It’s uncommon to see a Costa Rican restaurant outside Costa Rica. But eating in Costa Rica is always one of the highlights of my visits. Let me show you some of my favorite…

  • Japan,  Travel Tips

    Tips for Using Public Transportation in Kyoto Japan

    Japan’s system of public transportation is glorious and complicated.  Prior to our trip to Kyoto Japan, I spent hours studying how to get around, and continued learning while there. I personally love using local public transportation when I travel. I will always choose a subway or a train if available.  To me, it’s one of the great ways to truly experience a place. By using public transportation, you can really…

  • Japan

    Miyajima – Japan’s Island of the Gods

    Miyajima Island is one of Japan’s top tourist destinations. This beautiful island – also known as Itsukushima – is located just south of Hiroshima. In ancient times, God was thought to live on the island. It’s certainly beautiful enough – if I was Diety, I could see myself choosing to live there. Miyajima Island can be quickly accessed from Hiroshima as a day trip, or it would be a wonderful…

  • USA

    Thanksgiving in New Orleans – Great Food, Great Music, Great Times!

    New Orleans is one of my favorite cities in the US.  I love the food, the music, the culture, and  the history.  Plus, wandering through the French Quarter feels unlike anywhere else in this country.  A few years ago, we decided to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday.  When trying to decide where to go, spending Thanksgiving in New Orleans came immediately to mind. Some quick research showed me that not…