North to Alaska!

This post by Gayle M. Irwin My father always enjoyed the Johnny Horton song, North to Alaska (see the YouTube video here: Starting June 9, that classic country hit became our theme song. My dad, husband, and I started our northward journey flying into Anchorage via Alaska Air from Great Falls, Montana (about 90 … Continue reading North to Alaska!


Vacation-Dream Spot by Cher’ley

This blog by Cher’ley Grogg What is a vacation-dream spot?  A  husband and wife booked a city bus tour in Athens, Greece. We were told to wait in the hotel lobby at 7 a.m. and hop onto the bus when it arrived, which they did. First red flag? Their guide spoke only Portuguese. Second red … Continue reading Vacation-Dream Spot by Cher’ley

My Favorite Week

  This post is by Joe Stephens       As you read this, there's a really good chance I'm either in the sky between New Orleans and Baltimore, in the Baltimore airport, or in the air between Baltimore and Columbus. Or, if you read this a little later, I may be on the road … Continue reading My Favorite Week

Summer Vacation

This post by Jennifer Flaten Summer is here! Yay, I am so happy. I am not ashamed to admit that I love summer vacation. I love spending time with my kids, yes, but what I really love about summer vacation is that most of the time we can take the day at our own pace. … Continue reading Summer Vacation

Rome and the…plot twist?

This post is by Nancy Jardine. My recent trip to Rome was educational, visually gobsmacking and also quizzically amusing.  Additionally, the trip made me think about how it equates to the techniques of writing a novel. I wandered the open ruins of Rome with a couple of targets in mind. One was to enjoy a big … Continue reading Rome and the…plot twist?

Outer Banks

by Joe Stephens As folks who are part of this blog group may know, I'm currently on vacation at the Outer Banks. Specifically, we're renting a condo in Southern Shores, which is essentially Kitty Hawk. If you've never been here and you live within driving distance, it should go high on your bucket list. We've … Continue reading Outer Banks

Sunlight Basin

By Neva Bodin We spent 8 days in the Rocky Mountains last week in a place called Sunlight Basin. I still carry the wonder of the rock giants that guard the lush valley and burbling mountain creek in my soul. “Mountain Majesty” are two words that not only go beautifully together in the song, America … Continue reading Sunlight Basin

Here Comes Summer Vacation

This post by Jennifer Flaten Is it wrong that I am just as excited about summer vacation as my kids? While the thought of how times I will have to referee fights over whose turn it is to play the Wii makes me want to hide under the covers until September, the mere thought of … Continue reading Here Comes Summer Vacation