Relaxing days in the Conch Republic: Key West, Florida

Tropical garden at the Audubon House In our first 24 hours in Key West, we visited a place called The Audubon House that Audubon never lived in or even visited, went to Mallory Square for a fabled sunset celebration known for its street performers, including jugglers, clowns, psychics, artists, and musicians, that was, in reality, … Continue reading Relaxing days in the Conch Republic: Key West, Florida

Nothin’ could be finer: A dog’s life in North Carolina

We are at the beach house of our friends Larry and Laurie. They are in Italy for two weeks visiting their son, who works in Rome, and touring the country. We are here caring for their sweet, easygoing pup, Banjo. The house is on Oak Island, a barrier island in the Brunswick beaches off the … Continue reading Nothin’ could be finer: A dog’s life in North Carolina

An Accidental Reunion in Glacier National Park

I spent a summer during college working at the Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park. At the time, I had barely travelled outside of the Southeast and I was awestruck by the park. It was simply the most beautiful place Iā€™d ever seen. Fast forward to now, many years later, and after visiting nearly … Continue reading An Accidental Reunion in Glacier National Park

Lake Bled, Slovenia: More than just another pretty place

The beautiful Lake Bled was a late add to our travel itinerary and what a wonderful addition it was. Lots of people have seen the lovely pictures of the little church on the island in the middle of the blue waters of Lake Bled, with alps in the background. What else did the area have … Continue reading Lake Bled, Slovenia: More than just another pretty place