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The Rare Jade Vine
Last year, while on a wonderful birding trip to Trinidad and Tobago, our group spent several days at the Asa Wright Nature Centre. We saw not only beautiful birds but rare and beautiful plants. One of the rarest was the exquisitely beautiful jade vine.
Early Spring Means Maple Syrup Season
Maple syrup season is a welcome sign of spring in colder climates. Plan a fun day out, or a maple weekend getaway, to visit a sugarhouse or sugarbush to See, and Taste, what "sugaring" or "sugarmaking" is all about. Included is a decadent recipe for Maple Cream Pie.
Winter Romance Deals in Door County
Yes, Valentine's Day is over and spring is just around the corner, but it’s not too late to steal away for a romantic winter getaway. Check out the special deals Door County, Wisconsin offers with their Nature of Romance package deals through March.
Wildlife Photo Tips
Whether on vacation, out for the day at the zoo, or looking out your kitchen window, taking photos of wild animals can be fun and rewarding. Here's a few tips on making that photo come out better.
Texas Gourmet Chocolate Getaways
Looking for something besides that usual drugstore box of chocolates for your valentine? Why not hit the road and visit one of these fine Texas chocolatiers and let your sweetheart pick out their own box of chocolates.
Ohio’s Amish Country
Ohio is home to the world’s largest Amish community. A visit to Ohio’s Amish Country allows you to slow down to a horse-n-buggy pace, learn more about the Amish heritage and, enjoy and experience, the region famous for its friendliness, food, and fine craftsmanship.
Send Recycled Greeting Cards to Charities
I always hate to throw away all the beautiful Christmas cards and other greeting cards that arrive throughout the year. Here's a way to donate those used cards and they'll get a new life, contribute to a good cause, and won't go into the trash.
Winter Fun In Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Recreation is the name of the game during winter in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (U.P.). You’ll find outstanding snowmobiling, skiing (both cross-country and downhill), snowshoeing, ice fishing, ice climbing, and dog sledding.
Mariposa Ranch Texas Ranger Baked Eggs Recipe
For an authentic taste of the great state of Texas, follow the once dusty trail, traveled by the likes of Davy Crockett and Sam Houston, along the LaBahia Trail (FM 390), to the lovely Mariposa Ranch Bed & Breakfast.
Driving Tips For Winter
If your travel plans include some winter driving it pays to take the time to make sure both you and your vehicle are ready for the trip.
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