I’m Migrating…

No, I am not going south for the winter, I am just migrating my site to a self-hosted site. If you follow me on WordPress only, you will no longer receive email notifications of new posts. So, if you are still interested in following me, please come back by the end of the week, I…

Historic Route 66 or what’s left of it!

Route 66 in Albuquerque passes through downtown from the West Mesa all the way to the East side of town on what is now Central Avenue. Signs of the Historical Route are disappearing fast. All you can see today are series of old motel signs advertising empty lots, shabby buildings or old motels where I…

The World Largest Hot Air Balloon Gathering!

It was dark outside when the alarm clock went off. We got out of bed, took a quick shower and were out the door within 15 minutes. The highway was already showing signs of heavy traffic, when suddenly 5 miles from the ground of the International Balloon Fiesta, traffic stopped. We started crawling our way…

Iconic Drives in the U.S.: Beartooth Scenic Byway

Driving through the U.S. and its iconic drives has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl browsing through travel magazine in my parents living room. Just hearing their names: Route 66, Pacific Coast Highway, US Highway 1, Blue Ridge Parkway, Great River Road, bring a vision of exotic places and breathtaking…

Post Card from Yellowstone

2016 marks the 100th Anniversary of the National Park system in the US. There is nothing to add to the beauty of this natural wonder, just enjoy.        

Top 5 reasons to visit Medora, ND

Treasures can be found all around us. No need to travel miles away to discover beautiful places in unexpected areas. When I was told we should stop in Medora, ND and make it an overnight stop on our way to Yellowstone, my first thoughts were “what is there to do in Medora?”   The Medora…

Site Update…if interested

I added a new page to this site called “Deals From Me to You”. As I received gifts from sponsors, my intention is to post these deals for you, the readers to enjoy. So, check the page and enjoy indeed.

Great River Road Wine Trail itinerary

Who would have thought 20 years ago Minnesota would make wines? I guess lots of us would have laugh at this idea. The cold winter months were killing most of the plants and wine makers had to go through a great deal of work to protect the vines from freezing. Thanks to the research done…

Wine Review: Chinon, Loire Valley, France

I am not a big fan of drinking red wine without a meal, so when I tasted this Chinon from the Loire Valley I was agreeably surprise. It is extremely pleasant to the palate, light bodied and fruity. I am used to drinking wines from the Rhône Valley or Burgundy Region that are more tannic and…

An amazing trip less than 2 hours from Paris!

Imagine… If you read my previous post on the Castle of Villandry, you are already there. While Villandry was my favorite, especially the gardens, we had the chance to visit 3 more castles during our trip. Visiting Paris? Find the Best Deals & Reviews at TripAdvisor. Chenonceau The story behind the building of this castle…

A must-see Renaissance Castle in France…Villandry

Imagine! The sun is rising over the river through the window overlooking the gardens. Wood has been placed on the fire and the air is filling with warmth and the crackling sound from the burning lumber. In the distance, I can hear the dogs barking. The dignities are coming from all other the province for…