Apr 232020
 

We love getting off the interstate highways and taking the two-lane roads whenever we can. As I have said many times before, a Denny’s or a chain hotel at an interstate exit in Kansas is no different than one in Michigan or California. But the two-lane roads will take you to the real America. Small […]

Tinkertown

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 182020
 

While spending some time in Albuquerque, New Mexico a few years ago, several readers urged us to visit Tinkertown, a short drive into the Sandia Mountains on the northeast side of the city. In fact, there were so many people suggesting it that we had to check it out to see what all the fuss […]

Small Town Ghost Story

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 022019
 

Halloween has long since passed, but today I thought I would share a ghost story with you that I was reminded of on our recent visit to Ohio. My mother’s family lived in the charming little town of Maumee, on the banks of the Maumee River. This area is rich in history and was hotly […]

A Hidden Gem In Oregon

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 162018
 

While the beautiful Oregon coast is one of our favorite travel destinations and we never get tired of it, there is a lot to see and do away from the beach, too. A while back we discovered historic Oakland, a charming little town that has worked hard to preserve its heritage. Though it is located […]

Aug 102018
 

You can travel back in time to see what life was like in a small town in Ohio in the 1800s with a visit to Heritage Village Museum, just a few minutes from busy downtown Cincinnati. The living history museum has a collection of historic buildings that were moved to Sharon Woods Park, where visitors […]

Sep 292013
 

Somebody up in the heavens left their water running and it’s overflowed their celestial bathtub and is pouring down on us below. The storm we outran when we left the coast has caught up with us here in Sutherlin and it has been pouring since late afternoon, with no letup in sight. No problem, we’ve […]

A Day In Harmony

 Posted by at 7:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 272010
 

Four miles south of Cambria, California lies an often overlooked gem of the central coast, the tiny artist colony of Harmony. We first stopped at this charming little community on our honeymoon, back in 1998, and little has changed since then. But Harmony has seen a lot of changes over the years. The town of […]