Day at the Airport

How many hours of your next vacation would you like to spend at the airport? Many major cities have attempted to make their airports a destination unto themselves. A few years ago while waiting for a flight in Atlanta, I noticed the abundance of stores with high-end merchandise. Above one portion of the waiting area … More Day at the Airport

Only in Alaska

We toured Anchorage in the morning before our flight home. Hanging baskets of blue and yellow flowers lined the length of one main street. The colors represented the Alaska state flag with its yellow stars on a blue field. Think of Anchorage as a few cabins in the woods? Think again.Downtown looked similar to any … More Only in Alaska

The Mountains were OUT

On the McKinley Explorer Rail Train every seat was a good seat. Designed for sightseeing, the upper deck’s glass windows curved overhead providing nearly 360 degrees of viewing pleasure. For fresh air, we tried the open-air platform. It also offered a different perspective of the view. We took many photos as the train clicked along, … More The Mountains were OUT


Do you like Salmon? If you do, Alaska is definitely the place to be. Sweet salmon was served for lunch on one of the bus tours. Another good place for salmon was on the cruise ship. The chefs are creative with their recipes. I like salmon baked with lemon butter and herbs. Grilled salmon is … More Salmonized