Deadwood and the Black Hills of South Dakota

Years ago, on a road trip from Virginia to Colorado, we paused briefly in St. Louis to see the famous … Read More

Mount Rushmore: A Day at an Iconic American Landmark

Fortunately, Adam and I are morning people. Being morning people has provided some clear advantages to us during our vacations … Read More

2021 Travel Year In Review

Another year in the books! 2021 was definitely an upgrade from the abysmal travel year of 2020, but as another … 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

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

8 Lesser-Known Tourist Sites to Visit in the United States

There is little in my world more satisfying than planning a trip. I love the research, the note taking, the … Read More