My Travel Planning Evolution

  My travel planning experience goes way back to when I put together my first adult adventure, a trip to the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, Canada. I was a senior at Fresno State University and was waiting to hear if I had been accepted into a master’s program in Exercise Physiology and Sports Medicine at […]

Fitness …The Key to Expanding Our Travel Opportunities

I had lots of things I wanted to do when I retired 12 years ago. Principal among them was travel. My husband and I had camped, hiked, and even backpacked quite a bit when our kids were growing up. Most of our trips were in within a couple of days travel of our home in […]

No Better Time to Explore One (or more) of Our National Treasures

The United States National Park Service is celebrating it’s centennial this summer. It was created and signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson on August 25, 1916, over 43 years after Yellowstone became America’s first national park in 1872. During those intervening years, several other sites, largely in the West, were also designated as worthy […]

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 […]