Royal Gorge Bridge & Park – Our Thrilling Visit Part 1

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park We have done quite a few amusing and exciting things while traveling, but sometimes we forget to do things in our own backyard, state, etc. Recently we had the opportunity to do something we have wanted to do since moving to Colorado 10 years ago. We finally made it to the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park in Canon City. It was a spectacular experience in more ways than one. So spectacular in fact, that it is going to take two posts to share our visit. Please come back on Thursday for part 2. Enjoy Part 1.  Continue reading Royal Gorge Bridge & Park – Our Thrilling Visit Part 1

Water Wheel Park and Bridal Veil Falls Video- Idaho Springs, CO

Water Wheel Park A short and easy walk from downtown Idaho Springs in Colorado will bring you to Water Wheel Park and Bridal Veil Falls. We were there recently and saw the falls while taking a break and having a beer at the Westwinds Tavern. It looked cool so we had to take a walk and check it out before we left the area. I later learned it is called the Charlie Taylor Waterwheel Trail. The trail goes under Interstate 70 then goes west for about 1/10th of a mile before it arrives at the best viewing area for Bridal Veil Falls. Continue reading Water Wheel Park and Bridal Veil Falls Video- Idaho Springs, CO

Pet Travel – Decisions to Make Before Traveling with your Pets

PetsWe just had an amazing day with our dogs walking around Idaho Springs in Colorado. It was apparent that this town is very dog friendly. There were so many dogs walking around with their owners, enjoying the warm weather. Later we set out on a patio with other dog owners and had a beer and some pizza. It was a great day, and we definitely want to go back for a long weekend sometime. Thus, it made me thing about traveling with pets and how it can be difficult depending on the city. I found this article and thought it might be helpful for people who are planning an upcoming trips with their pets. Article credits is listed below.  Continue reading Pet Travel – Decisions to Make Before Traveling with your Pets

Here Are Some Simple Ways to Afford Studying Abroad

Today I wanted to share an article that I found that make me think back to my college days. I had always wanted to travel and looked into studying abroad. Sadly it didn’t happen for me, but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen for you. My main excuse was that it was so expensive, but things also changed in my life around that time. However, I still regret that I wasn’t able to have had that amazing opportunity. I would hate for others to miss, or pass, the possibility of a life altering experience due to money. Thus I decided to share this article so your dream of studying abroad can become a reality.  Credit for article is listed below.  Continue reading Here Are Some Simple Ways to Afford Studying Abroad

5 Blogs I Discovered Recently Through the Ultimate Blog Challenge

Blog I am currently in the middle of the April Ultimate Blog Challenge and today’s post was to share the top 5 blogs that I discovered during this challenge. They are very interesting and I look forward to following them on their adventures and explorations. Here they are in no particular order: Continue reading 5 Blogs I Discovered Recently Through the Ultimate Blog Challenge

Bighorn Sheep at Hemenway Park in Boulder City, NV

On a trip to Las Vegas we decided to get away for the hustle and bustle of the city and casinos. We ended up taking a drive out toward the Henderson and Boulder City area. While we were driving around, we accidentally found the most amazing park called Hemenway Park. This park is comprised of approximately 10 acres and includes playground equipment, gazebos, basketball courts, horseshoe pits and 2 lighted tennis courts. Plus, the 2 lighted softball fields in the adjoining flood control basin make this park a favorite in Boulder City. Continue reading Bighorn Sheep at Hemenway Park in Boulder City, NV

Happy National High Five Day – April 20th

National High Five Day Hello everyone. Today I want to step away from my normal travel blog post and share something related to my other passion, sports.  When people think about 4/20 and what it represents, they may not realize or think that it’s also National High Five day. Did you know that? I didn’t, but apparently it is. Since I didn’t know much about its origination, I decided to do a little research and share this info in a post. There are many origin stories of the high five, but the two most documented candidates are Dusty Baker and Glenn Burke of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Wiley Brown and Derek Smith of the Louisville Cardinals.  Continue reading Happy National High Five Day – April 20th

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum – Amarillo, TX

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame Museum While in Amarillo on a 3-day weekend we were able to tour the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum. It is an amazing museum which honors people and horses who contributed to the growth of the American Quarter Horse. It is also the world’s largest equine breed registry and membership organization.  Continue reading American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum – Amarillo, TX

Step Back in Time at the Mesa Verde National Park – Colorado

Mesa VerdeWhile on a fall trip to take a ride on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, we took a short ride to check out Mesa Verde National Park.  The park has some of the best preserved Ancestral Puebloan archaeological sites in the United States. I wasn’t sure what to expect when we decided to visit, but it was definitely more interesting than I have envisioned.  Continue reading Step Back in Time at the Mesa Verde National Park – Colorado

Top 10 Dog Parks and Dog Beaches in Florida

As we head into summer most people are not thing about vacations and where to go. With that in mind, I was inspired by the vacation rental site Tripping.com and want to share the following top 10  friendly dog parks and dog beaches in Florida. After all, Fido wants to join you on your vacation too. I know our dogs Dolly and Belle love to go and explore new places with us. Above is a picture of them at a dog park here in Colorado.  Continue reading Top 10 Dog Parks and Dog Beaches in Florida