Grand Teton National Park & Jackson, Wyoming, 2013

Spring Creek Ranch In my Salt Lake City blog I outlined the story behind why we went to Grand Teton National Park with only one day’s prior planning. Our drive from SLC took us through Idaho and on our first night in Wyoming we stayed just south of the Park, at the Spring Creek Ranch. Grand Tetons I hate heights. Let me caveat that… I … Continue reading Grand Teton National Park & Jackson, Wyoming, 2013

Appalachian Foothills, Virginia- March, 2021

airbnb Prior to 2020, we stayed almost exclusively in hotels and at resorts. With social distancing we began using AirBNB. This weekend, severe storms thwarted our trip to OBX, so we decided to look elsewhere. Phenix, Virginia, in the Blue Ridge foothills, would never have been on our travel list if it weren’t for AirBNB. Our rental was confirmed at 8:30am and two hours later … Continue reading Appalachian Foothills, Virginia- March, 2021

Portland to Harpswell, Maine

We have come to know and love the Casco Bay area of Maine over the last eight years. Alex’s family lives in Harpswell, an hour’s drive (or ferry ride) from Portland. Over a series of Maine posts, I’ll put together an itinerary that starts in Portland and takes you up the coast to Acadia National Park. Portland & Freeport A first day itinerary is easy! … Continue reading Portland to Harpswell, Maine

Cancun, Mexico, Spring Break 2000

The year was 2000. The internet had just progressed from dial-up to broadband. Cell phones weren’t widespread. My rural Ohio alma mater, Muskingum College, still had a card catalogue in the library. So, it was at the beginning of the digital age that twenty Muskies booked a spring break trip to Cancun with estudenttravel.com. We paid for our trip, and were told we would receive … Continue reading Cancun, Mexico, Spring Break 2000