Book Recommendations for 2018

As you are thinking about your plans for 2018, you are bound to have some long rides, lazy days at a beach or park, or even just some arm chair trips in your own living room.  Of the 62 books read in 2017, here are my top recommendations:  The Girl In Green and Norwegian By…

Weekend Cleveland

I have family who has lived less than an hour from Cleveland my entire life.  However, until this fall I had never been.  After a few hours of research and some advice from family – on a very cold day this fall, my husband and I took a day trip to Cleveland.  And I don’t…

Dominican Republic Itinerary

I follow well over a hundred travel blogs and when researching my trip to the Dominican Republic was shocked to find how little information there is on this magnificent destination.  Even the last Lonely Planet was three years old (although they did publish a new version a month before my trip).  Lucky for me, I…

Sundance Film Festival Memories and Traditions

Next month is the 36th annual Sundance Film Festival.  Here are some of my favorite movies and memories from some of my earlier trips: Getting to see the early release of a great movie before it is bought by a studio: Little Miss Sunshine, The Company Men, 300 Days of Summer, and Love and Friendship.…

Search for Nessie

Guest blog from Emily Wilberg “The inclination to believe in the fantastic may strike some as a failure in logic, or gullibility, but it’s really a gift. A world that might have Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster is clearly superior to one that definitely does not.” ― Chris Van Allsburg When we decided to…

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

I recently paid a short visit to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  I went several times when it first opened but haven’t been back in over a decade.  I forgot how well done it is. It is one of the most popular museums so plan to get there early before the crowds.  In the…