The Top Takeaways from the DC Travel and Adventure Show

Saint Patrick’s Day weekend featured another two-day travel show, this time right here in my neck of the woods. How could I be any luckier? The Travel & Adventure Show returned to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC for a fifteenth year. I’d heard of this one, but had never been before….

The Paradise Next Door: Discovering the Beauty of Querétaro, Mexico

“Mexico is so dangerous! Why would you go there?” That was one of the first things I’d heard from someone when I excitedly told them I was going. “But is it safe?” was another common question. Unfortunately for Americans, the media paints our neighbor to the south as a land riddled with nothing but drug…

Attending a Travel Show for the First Time

Every year in the nation’s largest city, delegations from around the world gather to dazzle us with dreamy offerings from every corner of the globe. Various tourist bureaus, travel industry businesses, journalist and speakers converge for one weekend dedicated to that favorite fancy. I’m talking about the New York Times Travel Show. This year is…

Front Page!

This week I was featured on the front page of my hometown newspaper, the Saint Marys Star. I was interviewed about my travels, focusing on Kansas and day trip opportunities within two hours from St. Marys. It was not the first time I had been in the newspaper, but it was a first for being…

A Very Cayman Christmas

For the first time in history, my employer decided to close for the winter holidays. I saw this as an opportunity for another trip; somewhere with sand and palm trees, and an even 80 degrees. The prices of flights during Christmas week are astronomical, but we found a fairly good deal and headed for the…

The Final Four

I like to have quests. They give me something to look forward to, help keep me motivated, and break the routine of the daily grind. Maybe this idea started when I saw episodes of the animated series Jonny Quest, but the road trip category started in high school, when I began taking road trips to…