Eating locally, food for thought

I remember when I was growing up in Southern California, known then as the nation’s fruit basket, the markets would have beautiful fresh fruit year round. But most of it was grown within a few hundred miles and so it was picked within days of being sold. So the available selection followed the seasons. Berries […]

Learning to fly

My husband always said that he couldn’t think of any reason we needed to travel east of the Rocky Mountains. He had a definite West Coast bias and was quite happy spending our vacation time traveling with our two kids in our VW van exploring the undeniable beauty and adventure that can be found in […]

Catching the travel bug

Okay, I’ll admit it, I have the travel bug. It started when I was young and my parents would load the four of us kids into the station wagon for a summer road trip. Living in Southern California presented us with a wide variety of beautiful destinations from the ocean to the mountains and everything […]

Living in Vacationland

Maine is known as Vacationland and with good reason. The state is blessed with a beautiful coastline, dark green forests and woodlands, small towns with friendly people, and over 6000 lakes and ponds. People come from all over the world to enjoy the recreation, arts and entertainment, sightseeing, wildlife, and of course, Maine  lobster. In […]