Labyrinth History and Meaning To Me

Labyrinth history and meaning in The Fountains Memorial Garden

When researching a town near my new home in Arizona, I discovered a labyrinth near me in Fountain Hills. When I learned that it was open 24/7, I knew I had to visit, leading me to further research labyrinth history and meaning.

16 Tips to Help You Prepare for Your Visit to Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Fall Entrance with the spectacular falls in the background

Multnomah Falls is the iconic, stunning waterfall located 30 miles east and 30 minutes from Portland, Oregon. It’s a must-see destination when you are visiting the Pacific Northwest. The falls have been photographed in all four seasons and countless ways. I’ve visited many times and always enjoy bringing visitors and guests to this awe-inspiring sight. […]

Why you should try this memorable vacation rental in Etna, California

Historic Collier Hotel is a former rooming house in Etna, California

The Collier Hotel is a former rooming house. Learn more about the property and find out why you should stay here when you are in Etna, California. This Guest Post, “Historic Collier Hotel: An Etna, CA Vacation Rental”, first published at TravelByVacationRental on July 29, 2021. Travelers love to experience destinations more through the lens […]

A challenging set of rapids along the Sandy River tests the brave

rapids in the Sandy River in spring

The Sandy River in northern Oregon is a river for all seasons. Learn about it from the article, “ River: A River for All Seasons”, published January 31, 2021 in Travel Post Monthly. View a kayaker navigating the rapids on the Sandy River. If you’re looking for great places to eat near the Sandy River, […]

How I created the perfect spa day experience

Glen Ivy Hot Springs Club Mud signs

Read this Guest Post to learn how I created the perfect spa day at Glen Ivy Hot Springs before COVID-19. Original post appeared at Travel Post Monthly March 10, 2020 – How to Create the Perfect Spa Day See how I’m taking care of myself in retirement…self-care is the name of the game now.

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How I’m healthy in retirement – I’m doing it

julie demonstrates free weights snap fitness

This Guest Post originally published on on January 1, 2022 Learn how I’m creating a healthy lifestyle in retirement. Reconnecting with old friends as you near retirement is a rewarding experience. See how I did it with school chums.