Eating Around Woodstock Vermont

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We have been to Woodstock Vermont many times as it is one of our favorite New England places to visit. As foodies, we always try to find the best places to eat. Unfortunately, some of our favorite restaurants are no longer in operation. But some continue to survive. Here are updated reviews of those that [Read more …]

Annapolis Maryland

Maryland state house

A Short Annapolis History A group of Puritan families founded Annapolis Maryland in 1649 and named it Anne Arundel Town. Shortly after, it became the capital of Maryland. The town’s initial street pattern was laid out across 100 acres in 1674. The town assumed its current name in 1695 and was chartered as one of [Read more …]

Exploring Santa Cruz California

Santa Cruz boardwalk merry go round

Santa Cruz Santa Cruz is a town located at the northern edge of Monterey Bay, about an hour south of San Jose. It is known primarily for its beach, its surfing, and its university. It has plenty of places to stroll, relax and people watch. The Beach Boardwalk is home to an amusement area with [Read more …]

Mendocino California Restaurants–Updated 2021

We love good food with fresh local ingredients. If you are looking for a place to eat in the Mendocino California area, you might want to check out some of our favorite places. And you can tell, we return to our favorites time and time again. Wild Fish Wild Fish is a short car ride [Read more …]

Seattle Restaurants 2021 Update

Seattle Port

We always enjoy finding good restaurants wherever we travel. This post is a summary of the restaurants we have visited in Seattle throughout multiple visits. Anthony’s Pier 66 2021: Our Seattle friends told us Anthony’s Pier 66 was a tourist trap but we decided to go anyways and are glad we did. First, we had [Read more …]

Port Townsend Washington

Jefferson County Courthouse

The Olympic Peninsula is a scenic peninsula just 2 hours east of Seattle Washington. It is filled with steep, glacier-clad mountains, a conifer rain forest, rushing streams, and waterfalls. Most of its area is wilderness and is devoted to Olympic National Park. We began our trip to the area with a stop to one of [Read more …]

Exploring Juneau Alaska

Juneau State Capitol Building

We ended a 7 day 8-night boat cruise through the Alaska Inner Waterways by disembarking in Juneau. We were last in Juneau in 2011 when we: Explored the downtown area in-depth (and when Juneau has more tourists) Learned more about salmon and Took some day trips from Juneau. This trip was a slightly different experience [Read more …]

Guide to Skagway Alaska


Getting to Skagway While we were in Alaska, we wanted to visit the Gold Rush city of Skagway, a place we had visited on our first trip to Alaska eons ago. One can get there by water or air. We took a short (45 minute), very scenic flight in a 6-seat plane from Juneau. We [Read more …]

Sitka Alaska

Sitka Saint Michael

This is our third trip to Alaska. We first visited Alaska in 1980. As budget-minded tourists, we used the Alaskan ferry system to travel around to the various areas we wanted to visit. Our second visit was in 2011 where we revisited some favorite spots as well as some new ones. Travel Itinerary: The Alaskan [Read more …]

Boulder Colorado

Pearl Street Boulder

Boulder Colorado is another of our favorite small Colorado towns. This hip town is home to the University of Colorado. It has developed into the state’s primary education center and primary technology hub. It is home to several corporate research labs, government organizations such as the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the Joint Institute [Read more …]