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Makin’ Cheese until the Cows Come Home …

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

How many food products have you actually seen produced? Most people will say – none!

You eat and you drink every day, but with the exception of the FREE BEER tour at one of those national breweries, most people would rather eat and drink than know how it was made!!!! (more…)

Travel to RV Parks of the Eastern US

Monday, September 7th, 2009

By Guest Author Peggy Bradshaw

Photos by George Bradshaw

I can’t decide if I have a favorite RV park or not. There are many that I like because of different reasons. Most RV Parks and campgrounds have their own Web sites, complete with pictures for viewing.

One of my favorite parks is the Cherry Hill Park in College Park, MD, not only for its location but for its beauty and amenities. It is the closest RV Park to Washington, DC, and tour buses leave daily for tours of the DC area and bring you back. (more…)

Riding the White Pass and Yukon Railroad: A Scenic Adventure

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Guest Author Peggy Bradshaw

When Gold was discovered in the Klondike in 1896 and a ton of gold arrived in Seattle in 1897, the gold rush was on! Everyone rushed to the goldfields through Chilkoot Pass. It was six hundred miles over treacherous and dangerous trails and waterways. Another trail was developed through White Pass and this became the route of the White Pass and Yukon Railroad.


White Pass and Yukon Railroad on its Climb to the Klondike

White Pass and Yukon Railroad on its Climb to the Klondike Photo by George Bradshaw


Whale Watching Adventure

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

By Guest Author Peggy Bradshaw

A whale watch is a rare and exciting experience that provides views of our fellow mammal, the whale. In Alaska, The whale watch tour we took began in Auke Bay at the marina and traveled through the Saginaw Channel to the Lynn Canal, the main summer feeding waters of the humpback whale. You are always assured of seeing at least one whale, and seeing just one is a rarity. (more…)

Memorable travel to Ketchikan, Alaska

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

By Guest Author Peggy Bradshaw

Ketchikan, referred to as “Alaska’s First City,” is the first port of call for all the cruise lines. Because the cruise lines are the lifeblood of the town, the store’s hours in downtown are “whenever the ships are in port.”

World-famous for the abundance of incredible totem poles in the region, Ketchikan is also known as the “Salmon Capital of the World.” The amazing thing about Ketchikan is that there are no roads into it from the outside world. Everything must be brought in by boat, ferry or plane – even the garbage truck that reads “Satisfaction Guaranteed or Double Your Garbage Back.” (more…)

Cruisin’ with a Princess

Monday, July 20th, 2009

By Guest Author Peggy Bradshaw

I was amazed at the size of the big white ship docked at Vancouver, B.C. We had flown in and were ready to board for our 7-day cruise through the famous Alaskan Inside Passage. Traveling with two other couples, we had mini-suites with balconies side by side on the Dolphin Deck, Deck 9.

Cruising from Ketchikan

Cruising from Vancouver Photo by George Bradshaw


Kartchner Caverns: Travel Wonder Below

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

A sense of wonder is truly important when exploring the natural world. When you visit Kartchner Caverns, you will be amazed at how nature performs.  A drive south of Tucson, Arizona leads you to an eye-opening display where colors and formations dazzle you underground.


Kartchner Caverns entrance

Kartchner Caverns entrance


Boston – Adventures in History

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

When a group of upstart colonists decided they wanted self-governance back in the 1770s, there was a hotbed of activity in Boston, Massachusetts.


Names familiar to many American schoolchildren – Paul Revere, John Adams and others – resided in Boston or the nearby area.


Paul Revere statue

Paul Revere statue


Growing Olives in Queen Creek, Arizona

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

In our effort to bring real travel experiences to you, we highlight a unique business with a good eco-ethic:

If you are in the Phoenix, Arizona area, a fun diversion and a good place to grab a meal is at the Queen Creek Olive Mill. For locavores – those who want their foods grown near where they are eating them – the Queen Creek Olive Mill fits the bill. (more…)

Travel back in time and to the future with Christmas Carol

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Christmas has come early this year. Until early November, The Walt Disney Company, partnered with Amtrak, has mounted a family-friendly exhibit on a train decked out as “The Christmas Carol.

Christmas Carol train

Christmas Carol train