Lost Valley Hiking Trail Sign Buffalo National River near Ponca Arkansas
Arkansas

Lost Valley Trail Arkansas complete guide to one of the top trails in Arkansas (with photos)

Lost Valley Trail near Ponca, one of the most popular hiking trails in Arkansas, turned out to be one of my favorite trails EVER! Arkansas…..so lush, so green, it ever does justice to it’s moniker, the “the natural state.” If you love nature, you are going to love Arkansas. As we walked down this beautiful …

Neuschwanstein castle Germany as seen from Mary's Bridge
Germany

Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein castles made simple: everything you need to know to plan your trip

A pair of stunning castles, Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein, are conveniently located just a stone’s throw from each other. Hohenschwangau Castle was a childhood family retreat of the most tragic of characters, King Ludwig II. Neuschwanstein Castle was his own personal masterpiece. Romanticism, fantasy, tragedy, betrayal, and mystery all come to life on these two castle …

general travel money matters

How to fly free with points: save thousands of dollars, and make your travel dreams a reality!

Fly for free you say? with reward miles, yes you can. In just 3 short years, we earned enough miles to fly two people to Europe, during high season, eight (8) times!!!! Do you need me to repeat that? That’s EIGHT free international flights in 3 years! Do I have your attention yet??? We use …

Little Skellig as seen from Skellig Michael Ireland
Ireland

Skellig Michael Island, Ireland: remnants of an ancient monk colony, and a stairway to heaven!

Skellig Michael is a rugged island in the Atlantic ocean, just off the Kerry Peninsula in Ireland. A monk colony lived here over 1,000 years ago, and resided here for more than 500 years at St Fionan’s monastery. Skellig Michael is one of only two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Republic of Ireland. Planning …

Kansas

It’s Scream time! visitors guide, to the Haunted Cannery El Dorado Kansas

It’s that time of the year….ghost, goblins, and things that go bump in the night! The Haunted Cannery in El Dorado Kansas does a frighteningly fantastic job of bringing all of your nightmares life. You will find a colorful fluorescent light feast for the eyes, with scares around every corner. The cannery has been in …