24 1/2 hours in Portland, OR

For the fifth year in a row in 2017, Portland International Airport (PDX) was voted the best airport in the USA by Travel & Leisure magazine. I can see why. There are coffee shops, live […]

Guinness at St. James Gate

It seemed so cliché… that the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin would be the first stop on our 9-day visit to Ireland, especially because I consider myself to be “traveler”, not a “tourist”.  The former loosely […]

Tree Ornaments and Travels

Every year, unpacking Christmas ornaments is like an annual treasure hunt, only I know exactly what I’m going to find, I just don’t know when.  I look forward to this because it allows me to […]

Touring Koval Distillery

If you don’t know what’s there, it would be really easy to continue driving on Foster Avenue past its intersection with Ravenswood on the north side of Chicago.  My JD and I had gotten complimentary […]

Detroit and Columbus: Something in Common

A few weeks ago, I came across a couple of postcards that I had bought at The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) exhibit, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit.  That year, we were visiting […]