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Leaving Las Vegas, A Western Road Trip

Our Road Trip: You may know the slogans: Vegas, Baby Vegas, What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. You may know the sites; the fountains at the Bellagio, The Pirates at Treasure Island, the Lions at the Mirage. You may know the sounds; girls cruising up and down The Strip in that fabulous convertible or checking out the hustle and bustle of Freemont Street in Old Downtown. Some...

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Jazz Fest in NOLA: Music Food and Drink

My wife Rosalie and I stumbled into the New Orleans Jazz Fest. We were already going to New Orleans, Louisiana -- booking flights and reserving rooms -- when our son told us, "Hey, that's during Jazz Fest.” So, a little tweak to change hotels, a purchase of tickets for Sunday, May 3, and that quickly we’re going to our first Jazz Fest.Music is a big part of New Orleans. They have music...

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Savannah Georgia is Hot

Savannah Georgia is Hot. Oh sure, the temperatures soar in August. But I'm talking about the whole town. Yes, Hot with Heat. Hot with Charm. Hot with Heart. Hot with Southern Hospitality. On a recent visit we experienced it first hand.Historic Savannah is known as The Most Elegant City. It is said that when General Sherman marched the Union Army across the south, the soldiers burned...

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Boston Strong with the Ryan Family

When you have a young child and travel, your thoughts focus on how to keep them busy by educating and engaging them in activities that please the mind and body and help them to grow. The parents make the plans, but more input comes as children grow. But what about adult children in their twenties? There is a shift. It’s more coordinating time off, picking a place to interest them,...

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One Square Mile Hit by Sandy

Sandy has severely damaged the Northeast. Here is my love story for a favorite place on the Jersey Shore, Ocean Grove. I’ll be back to support this glorious place this summer, help by putting some money into the beach’s fragile economy, hoping the recovery is short. Vacations come in all shapes and sizes. There’s a once in a lifetime trip to your...

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A Vacation Date to the Finger Lakes Wineries

On a recent romantic getaway upstate, my wife and I discovered the little town of Hammondsport, New York, located at the base of Keuka Lake, one of the many Finger Lakes. The pace of the vacation is what I will remember most, plenty of leisure time. We didn't try to attack this vacation, there was no list. I referred to it as a long date with my wife, Rosalie. We...

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