Why Johnston County, NC, should be on your 2024 itinerary

Greetings from Benson, North Carolina, mural

This is why Johnston County, NC, should be on your 2024 itinerary: Originally published at SheBuysTravel.com on May 17, 2024 “What do the Civil War, Ava Gardner, pork, tobacco, and moonshine have in common? Johnston County (JoCo), North Carolina, is the common denominator with a rich history dating to the 1700s. During a recent road […]

How I Found the Best Restaurants and Hotels on a Desert Southwest Road Trip

Table Mountain at sunset

In the fall of 2023, I was on a road trip through the desert Southwest. My mission included Executive Chef interviews, chef-tasting menus, and luxury accommodations reviews. At every destination, I found a multitude of exciting things to do. From broad vistas at the Flatirons in Boulder and the canyons between buildings in Downtown Denver […]

Sonoran Desert Animals Coloring Book

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When I moved to a Phoenix suburb in the Valley of the Sun, I was thrilled to witness an abundance of wildlife right in my own backyard–the Sonoran Desert. I have collected some fascinating creatures from this region for this coloring book. The Sonoran Desert is a vast area in the southwestern United States and […]

Embrace the Spirit of Golden, Colorado at Table Mountain Inn

Table Mountain Inn in Downtown Golden, Colorado

This article first appeared on SheBuysTravel on November 9, 2023 If you’ve been to Golden, Colorado, home to Coors Brewery, you undoubtedly know about the historic hotel with outstanding service and views of Table Mountain to go with it. Read more from the article… “The warm Southwest hospitality of Table Mountain Inn was my introduction […]

Immerse Yourself in the Rich History of Hotel Boulderado in Boulder, Colorado

Hotel Boulderado at the corner of Spruce and 13th Streets

This Hotel Boulderado article first appeared at She Buys Travel on November 25, 2023 “Hotel Boulderado, a cherished landmark in the heart of downtown Boulder, welcomed me with Victorian-era charm. This 119-year-old iconic hotel uniquely blends Victorian (with a little Spanish Revival) architecture and modern amenities. With its stunning stained-glass ceiling and cherrywood grand staircase, […]

Why the Luminarias at Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix Are Unforgettable

luminarias at the Desert Botanical Garden with Papago Park in background

Luminarias are a Christmas tradition in Mexico and the Southwest states in America. Learn more with the link below. This article first appeared on Extended Weekend Getaways on December 1, 2023. Start on Page 94 of Extended Weekend Getaways December issue to learn why the luminaries at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona, are […]

7 Continents + Big Cities Coloring Book

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Embark on a Journey of a Lifetime with 7 Continents and Big Cities Coloring Book Exploring the World and Its Cultures As a writer and photographer, I’m fueled by a passion for adventure and storytelling. The prospect of exploring new realms and cultures across the planet is an irresistible force. Each journey presents a chance […]

Door County Adventures will delight you with this 5-Day Itinerary

Destination Door County in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Looking for delightful and best-selling Door County adventures? Come with me to experience with your own eyes my road trip through Door County. Door County is a peninsula in northeast Wisconsin in the Midwest of the United States. Lake Michigan is on the east, and the bay of Green Bay is on the west. You […]