Blizzard in Chicago

Blizzard in Chicago

The Windy City has two baseball teams, an ice hockey team, two basketball teams, a football team, and two soccer teams, two zoos, an aquarium, many museums and cultural institutions, a lakefront, and about a kajillion things to do.  It’s the perfect place...
Mt. Helix Sunset

Mt. Helix Sunset

Just next to the thriving metropolis of La Mesa, CA is the thriving census-designated place of Casa de Oro-Mount Helix (named after the European snail Helix aspersa), home to Mt. Helix, atop of which sits Mt. Helix Park , the “Crown Jewel of East County”....
San Diego Sea Life

San Diego Sea Life

San Diego, California is a coastal community and provides many opportunities to see oceanic life.  Seaworld and the Birch Aquarium at Scripps (part of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography) offer a variety of experiences and adventures. However, you don’t...
Miami, Florida

Miami, Florida

A few years ago, we had the opportunity to travel to Miami with two-for-one airfare.  After thinking about it for a few seconds…we are on our way to Florida! Okay, a confession: this is a few years ago, and we are flying coach.  Sad, but true. ...
A Day in Martinique

A Day in Martinique

We are in Martinique for a day.  Why only one day?  Well, that’s explained in a future article, Island Hopping in the Caribbean, but basically, we have too many islands to visit in too little time.  Yes, we know: everyone should have such...