Kensington Runestone: History and Mystery in Alexandria, Minnesota

As with so many of our 2021 adventures, the inspiration to visit Minnesota and the Kensington Runestone came from our … Read More

Overcoming Great Fear to See the Great Wall of China

As the hours ticked away and time marched closer and closer to my departure, my long-awaited trip to Beijing was … Read More

Garnet Ghost Town: The Abandoned City in the Mountains of Montana

About 10 minutes into our drive toward the Garnet Ghost Town, we were wondering if we had made a very … Read More

Bannack Ghost Town: Discovering Montana’s Wild West

There are so many corners of our planet that invite us to pause, close our eyes, and imagine what life … Read More

Golden Spike: East Meets West at the Site of the Transcontinental Railroad Completion

Although nothing can beat a great vacation, one thing that comes close is turning someone else’s work trip into a … Read More

The Lost Colony of Roanoke: An American Mystery in North Carolina

In a way, it’s not surprising that one of the most popular genres of entertainment in the world is true … Read More

Crazy Horse Memorial: Visiting (What Will Be) the Largest Sculpture in the World

In the 1930s, Dorothy Hustead lay awake listening to the sounds of cars driving past her husband’s small drug store, … Read More

The Pyramid of North Dakota and the Missile Silos of the Peace Garden State

When we’re on vacation, we’re early risers. We don’t miss many sunrises; in addition to the fact both Adam and … Read More

Field of Dreams Movie Site: Baseball Heaven in an Iowa Cornfield

There are some movies that awaken a sense of nostalgia just by uttering their titles. That’s what led Adam and … Read More

Wall Drug: Ice Water and Americana in South Dakota

The year was 2008. Adam and I had set off from Virginia toward our destination of Portland, Oregon, by way … Read More

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