A whole museum devoted to bright, shiny objects? That’s my kind of place. I was thrilled to visit to the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah, Wisconsin. The museum, first opened in 1959, houses two world-prominent collections among its 3,500-plus pieces: Antique and contemporary glass paperweights, and Germanic glass drinking vessels. The museum also holds […]
The thing about visiting small towns and cities is they often have the same big-time amenities and sites as their urban counterparts. But the pace is a little slower, and the ambiance can be more cheerful. Take Appleton, Wisconsin, for example. I mean, “Hamilton” is coming to this charming community on the Fox River! Read […]
Of the 8 species of sea turtle, all are either endangered or threatened. Sea Turtle Inc. on South Padre Island, Texas, rescues, rehabs and protects.
Head to South Padre Island, Texas, and you’ll find a subtropical climate, miles of white sand, diverse natural wonders, thrilling watersports and ocean-fresh good eating.
Hello, Travel Seekers: The latest edition of “America’s 100 Best Places to Retire” has just been released, and it’s chock-full of travel and relocation ideas. Plus, I’m one of the authors! Does the beach or the desert call to you? Are performing arts or hiking trails at the top of your must-have list? Where to […]
Ahoy, Matey! Port Isabel is a world of pirate lore and maritime culture. You have to pass through Port Isabel to get to the spectacular beaches of South Padre Island, but take your time about it. The pirate lore and maritime culture of this colorful coastal community beckon with a treasure chest of entertainment and […]
A private lesson from master sand sculptor, Lucinda “Sandy Feet” Wierenga, in South Padre Island, TX First, dig a hole. I was surprised to hear that because we would be building sandcastles, which are above the ground, not below it. Digging a hole seemed counterintuitive. My group of travel writers and I were taking […]