Tocca Ferro Means “Touch Iron” in Italian for Good Luck


“Tocca Ferro is Italian for “touch iron.” In literal terms, to bring good luck. For English speakers, to avoid tempting fate, we touch wood or knock on wood. Often, people knock on wood furniture when making a prediction or boasting. Best Wishes And Good Luck” The Guest Post was published at on May 25, […]

Why Pt. Arena Lighthouse is a Unique Weekend Getaway


Find out why Point Arena and the historic lighthouse is a perfect and unique weekend getaway on the Northern California coast. This Guest Post article was first published at TravelAwaits on May 24, 2023. If you are looking for other lighthouse adventures, here’s another article.

Uncovering the rich history of moonshine in Benson, North Carolina

History of moonshine still in the woods at Broadslab

The history of moonshine took me to Johnston County, North Carolina, in the spring of 2023. Here’s what I learned. In the history of moonshine, it’s only truly a spirits that is made illicitly. Moonshine is unaged spirits made from corn, otherwise known as corn whiskey. Today, many distilleries in North Carolina produce moonshine legally […]

Fun things to do on the SS Badger and in her port cities

Fun things on SS Badger in Port of Ludington

Fun Things To Do on the SS Badger and in Her Port Cities If you are looking for fun things to do on the SS Badger, I’ll give you ten fun things on the car ferry, ten fun things in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, and ten fun things in Ludington, Michigan–the port cities served by the Historic […]

Door County and IFWTWA featured on Big Blend Radio Podcast

Itinerary Door County -Goats on the roof at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant and Butik

Famous for picturesque coastal towns, 300 miles of shoreline, and ten waterfront towns, Door County, Wisconsin, is much more than having “something for everyone.” From State Parks and Trolley Tours to Goats on Rooftops and Belgian Chapels, this episode of Big Blend Radio’s 2nd Friday “Food, Wine & Travel” Show with IFWTWA features photographer and […]

Things to do in Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Manitowoc USS Cobia at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum and The Wharf Restaurant across the river

“Manitowoc, an essential port on Lake Michigan, offers a fantastic array of places to eat, historical buildings, the best beach on the Wisconsin side, and ferry transportation across the lake to Ludington, Michigan.” First appeared in TravelAwaits on November 21, 2022. There are so many things to do in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, you might have to […]

Flex Vega perfect on Solo Trip to New York

Flex Vega Carry-On Suitcase by Rollink | Product Review When asked to review the Flex Vega Carry-On Suitcase by Rollink, I found it timely because I was planning a solo trip to New York that would be a great test of the luggage. Rollink sponsors this product review, but all opinions are my own. Solo Trip […]

Product Review | MinkeeBlue Amber Backpack

When asked to review the MinkeeBlue Amber Backpack, I was excited because I sometimes refer to myself as a “bag lady.” I’m always searching for the perfect bag to carry all the “stuff” I must have when I leave the house. This is a sponsored product review, but all opinions are my own. The Quality […]

Live online training – Digital Cameras 101 Masterclass

Live online training where you learn how to take better pictures immediately is the Digital Camera 101 Masterclass on Monday, January 9, 2023. Join me when I take the mystery out of digital photography. You are not alone if you are frustrated because you don’t understand how your camera works, and the owner’s manual seems […]