Side view of three American travelers, two women and a man, are facing left. All have cameras to their faces. The blonde woman in front is wearing a pink jacket and black backpack.

WOW–TravelAwaits.com INTERVIEWED ME!

Hello, dear travelers, I was thrilled when TravelAwaits.com recently asked to interview me as one of their featured bloggers! In case you’re not familiar with this fantastic website, it’s where your next adventure begins. TravelAwaits.com highlights unique, hidden and overlooked possibilities that seasoned travelers crave to experience. You’ll find stunning photography and up-close accounts of […]

TALKING: SMOKY MOUNTAINS WORK-CAMPERS ARE PAID TO TRAVEL

One way to see the world is by work-camping, sometimes called work-kamping. Work-campers tour the country in motorhomes and recreational vehicles, stopping along the way to earn money to supplement their lifestyles. Some jobs pay dollars, and some pay in free campsites and utility hook-ups. Irene and Jimmie Ray of Columbia, MS, have been dedicated […]

SLEEP: PARK VISTA HOTEL IN GATLINBURG RISES FROM THE ASHES

On panoramic photographs of mountain playground Gatlinburg, TN, a rotund structure emerges from the dense leafy backdrop. It’s the Park Vista, a hotel as iconic as the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City or the Bellagio, with its thrilling dancing fountains, in Las Vegas. You surely heard the hotel was severely damaged during the multi-day wildfires […]

FLY: NEW UNITED NONSTOP CHICAGO-BROWNSVILLE SPI, TX

Chicagoans headed to South Texas this winter will be strolling the beaches hours sooner. That’s because United Airlines launched a new nonstop route between O’Hare International Airport and Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport. The inaugural flight took off Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. I was thrilled to be invited for the ride.   So was […]