Visiting Yosemite in winter has its advantages, image Andrew Lowen

Why Visit Yosemite in Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall

… This is a guest post by Andrew Lowen from the Yosemite Gateway Chalet … Yosemite National Park was the first area of land in America that the government preserved for the sake of the public, and it was instrumental in the creation of the national parks system as it exists today. The park isRead More

Peabody Ducks on red carpet with duck master Anthony Petrina, image courtesy Peabody Hotel

The Peabody Hotel Ducks Red Carpet Lifestyle

When I first read about them in a guidebook I did a double take. Even as I told my friends we had to go to the Peabody Hotel to watch some ducks walking a red carpet when we were in Memphis I wasn’t sure if I was dragging them to a travel writer’s practical joke.Read More

Elvis' suits and records in Graceland trophy room

Nashville and Beyond on A Deep South Music Road Trip

So I’m just going to come right out and say it. I love Nashville. Not just the place, though that I do, but also the TV show. As well as being addicted to Nashville the show I listen to the soundtrack when I’m driving and when I work. Unfortunately for my neighbour I also likeRead More

Magic Mirror TV, Mondrian Hotel Room, West Hollywood, Los Angeles

Mondrian Hotel Room Love, Los Angeles

On my first trip to Los Angeles my friends and I stayed in a hotel that didn’t really make an impression. In fact, I couldn’t even tell you which hotel it was, but what I do remember from that trip is going for a drink at the Sky Bar in The Mondrian and wishing IRead More

10 cent coffee in Foley, Alabama

Cheapest Cup of Coffee in America found on a Deep South Road Trip

“Yes! Overpriced coffee.” … “That’s 37 dollars.” … “Wa-ha! Awesome!” When Emmet gets excited about paying way too much for a cup of coffee in The Lego Movie it’s one of those moments where the adults laugh louder than the kids (while wondering just how long it will be until they’re really paying that muchRead More

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

The Little Alabama Zoo That Could

Just outside a small town in Alabama, there’s a little zoo that I fell in love with. A little zoo that you don’t have long to see in it’s original location before it moves to a new home. The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo started as an animal park in 1989, but it was in 2004Read More