Sparta: Small Town Charm and Pottery in Tennessee

Surprisingly Delightful Sparta, Tennessee - Worth your Stop If you happen to be travelling along the I-40 and you are near Sparta, Tennessee, we really suggest a stop here instead of some exit destination that features the same gas stations and restaurants as just about any other exit.   And if you don't have much time, … Continue reading Sparta: Small Town Charm and Pottery in Tennessee

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Scenic and Historic Byways in Indiana

Indianapolis to Richmond, Indiana on the historic National Road After trying to outrun a storm and rushing south from Chicago to Indianapolis where we pulled into the Lake Haven Retreat RV Park, south of the city and easily accessible from Interstate 74/465 and US 40 (the National Road). The RV park included a five acre … Continue reading Scenic and Historic Byways in Indiana

Downtown Martinsburg, West Virginia is a Delight

Downtown Martinsburg, West Virginia is Worth the Detour Another stop along our 17 day RV adventure was Martinsburg, West Virginia.  We left Frederick, Maryland in the morning and took the interstate highway 81 south so as to try to outrun some cold weather and an incoming snow storm.  But we weren't in too much of … Continue reading Downtown Martinsburg, West Virginia is a Delight

Exploring the Central Arts District in St. Petersburg, Florida

Discovering the Central Arts District A lot of travelers now want to get "off the beaten path" and in St. Petersburg, the beaten path tends to be along the beautiful waterfront of Beach Drive and includes the incredible Renaissance Vinoy Resort, Chihuly Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of History, Salvador Dali Museum, Mahaffey Theatre … Continue reading Exploring the Central Arts District in St. Petersburg, Florida

Downtown Cocoa and Melbourne on Florida’s Spacecoast

One thing I like to always do during any travel is to seek out the authentic part of any destination.  While it can be fun to see the recently-built tourist attraction or shopping destination it is always nice to mix in a little authentic or historic in any destination - provided it has it. Florida … Continue reading Downtown Cocoa and Melbourne on Florida’s Spacecoast

San Juan, Puerto Rico Layover – What to do?

If you're going somewhere in the Caribbean, chances are you're going to change planes in San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU).  On a recent flight from Tampa (TPA), non-stop to SJU we had a layover of about five hours before making a connection to St. Croix (STX).  So, while I have been to Puerto Rico a … Continue reading San Juan, Puerto Rico Layover – What to do?

Frederiksted & Christiansted

The two major towns in St. Croix are easily doable in a day if pushed either by taxi or car. We didn't test the public buses between the two though that is usually a favorite thing of mine.  Frederiksted is located on the western end of the island and Christiansted is somewhat on the northeast … Continue reading Frederiksted & Christiansted