US Driver's License. Photograph, Hal Bergman - iStock Photos.

Can You Travel If Your ID is Lost?

Your wallet and identification are GONE, and you have a plane to catch. What are you going to do? My cousin came to visit for a week, and was due to fly home yesterday afternoon. Before we left for an early lunch, Peter discovered that his wallet was missing […]

Champagne being poured. Photograph: bluefern, iStock by Gettty.

She’s so hot, Hot, HOT!

It all started when I was having champagne with Captain Darcy. He was a handsome man, and we had talked many times over the two weeks of the cruise. I was not surprised I’d been invited to the Captain’s dinner. The Captain’s guests gathered for champagne and conversation before dinner, and […]

Mulberry Street on New York's Lower East Side, ca. 1900

Visiting the Tenement Museum

One of the most fascinating museums in the United States stands at the corner of Delancey and Orchard Street on the Lower East Side of New York City. Stepping into the Tenement Museum is time travel into the lives of hardworking American immigrant families. You pick your year. Would […]

Cat at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Learning to Love Museums

Want to make someone hate you? Find a person who doesn’t know much about art and force them to spend hours as you drag them to every painting in every gallery in a museum while you read every placard as they fidget next to you. Yep. I guarantee […]

20" Hartmann Herringbone Weekend Duffle

Winter Give-Away

Thank you for a great first year! On January 1, 2016, I completed my first full year blogging! As a thank you to all of my blog subscribers, I’m doing a Winter Give-Away drawing for a Hartmann Herringbone Duffle bag. I chose something that I would enjoy having […]

Whooping Crane in the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

Whooping Crane Morning

In early December, I drove to Rockport, Texas.   Mission: to visit Whooping Cranes in their winter home. I met Captain Kevin Sims the next morning, just before sunrise, and we headed out on Aransas Bay towards the marsh and the cranes. The Whooping Crane is one of the most […]

Texas Raiders B-17 Flying Fortress

Onboard the B-17 Flying Fortress

Beautiful: The slow drone of four radial piston engines on a crystal clear November morning as I stepped back in time with this great warbird. This morning, I drove out to a small airport north of Houston for a bucket list experience. Flying in a B-17 is something […]