Dubuque Iowa ̶ An Unexpected Pleasure on the Mississippi River
Dubuque Iowa    ̶    An Unexpected Pleasure on the Mississippi River

Dubuque Iowa ̶ An Unexpected Pleasure on the Mississippi River

Dubuque, Iowa is a surprisingly interesting little town on the banks of the Mississippi River with plenty of fun restaurants, public art and interesting architecture. I last explored Dubuque as part of a girlfriends’ getaway bringing together gal pals from…

Assateague Island National Seashore ̶ Where the Wild Horses Are
Assateague Island National Seashore   ̶  Where the Wild Horses Are

Assateague Island National Seashore ̶ Where the Wild Horses Are

Assateague Island National Seashore on Maryland’s eastern shore has many pleasures worth the visit, but none more than the wild horses or ponies that make their home here. This post contains affiliate links and sponsored travel. To learn more, read…

Wilmington Delaware’s Historic Amtrak Train Station
Wilmington Delaware’s Historic Amtrak Train Station

Wilmington Delaware’s Historic Amtrak Train Station

Wilmington Delaware’s Historic Amtrak Station is a must see for anyone who loves train, architecture, history, travel and well, yes, politics. But leaving the politics out for a while, this old train station is just a cool building with lots…

Maryland’s Mermaid Museum – a Trip in Fantasy and Fun
Maryland’s Mermaid Museum – a Trip in Fantasy and Fun

Maryland’s Mermaid Museum – a Trip in Fantasy and Fun

There are many reasons to visit Berlin, a charming little village on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, but your first stop should be The Mermaid Museum. Located less than 10 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, this is billed as the country’s first…

Why visit Cahokia Mounds – a UNESCO World Heritage Site near St. Louis
Why visit Cahokia Mounds – a UNESCO World Heritage Site near St. Louis

Why visit Cahokia Mounds – a UNESCO World Heritage Site near St. Louis

Just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis Missouri is Cahokia Mounds, a state historic site and a UNESCO World Heritage site. I’ve lived and traveled in this area much of my life, but just recently made time to visit.…

Exploring the Lewis and Clark Trail in Illinois and Missouri
Exploring the Lewis and Clark Trail in Illinois and Missouri

Exploring the Lewis and Clark Trail in Illinois and Missouri

The Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804 – 06 remains one of North America’s great travel stories and adventures. A small group of men, one woman, a baby and a dog exploring a region as yet undocumented by non-native explorers.…