Western US

Portland Oregon – PDX – Airport Shopping Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This
Portland Oregon – PDX – Airport Shopping Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This

Portland Oregon – PDX – Airport Shopping Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This

Shopping in airports is something I don’t get. Besides a meal on layovers, the most I’ve ever purchased at an airport is a bottle of water or candy bar, and yes, toothpaste after TSA has confiscated my lethal tube of…

Rocky Mountain National Park – Setting the Stage for the NPS
Rocky Mountain National Park – Setting the Stage for the NPS

Rocky Mountain National Park – Setting the Stage for the NPS

Rocky Mountain National Park, one of our nation’s most beloved cathedrals to nature, has the extra honor of having been a role model for legislation that created the entire National Park System. ROMO was established in 1915, long after equally…

Making Candy Canes at Nelson’s Candy Kitchen in Columbia State Historic Park, California
Making Candy Canes at Nelson’s Candy Kitchen in Columbia State Historic Park, California

Making Candy Canes at Nelson’s Candy Kitchen in Columbia State Historic Park, California

Nelson’s Candy Kitchen is the most delightful of several delightful businesses in Columbia, California. It’s worth a road trip any day, but especially during the holiday season. You’ve never heard of Columbia? It was once the second largest city in…