Maximizing Luxury Travel

Sunflowers have to be some of the happiest flowers.  Just seeing them has to make you smile. No matter the size or the variety, I love the way they turn to...

There is a little park in Banner Elk, NC that is home to dozens of ducks and geese. It’s fun to visit and feed them but be forewarned (as we were,...

Was it a tribute to lost love, complete madness, or savvy entrepreneurship? In the Miami of the 1920s, a diminutive Lithuanian immigrant named Ed Leedskalnin worked alone and in secret for...

Historic Baker Barn, Madison County, NC

This is actually part of a re-post, with an update, from a topic I wrote about last year. Rural barns. Old barns are disappearing way too fast throughout America’s countryside and...

Mountains are my sanctuary, specifically, the enveloping cool, green, coziness of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina and Tennessee. Each visit I feel my blood pressure lowering as a calmness...

The Boone Greenway is a great, flat trail on a day you can’t take another incline. It’s well-maintained and scenic, running along the south fork of the New River. Bikers share...

Pumpkins, leaves turning colors, and more pumpkins. Fall is a wonderful, cozy time of year. And let’s not forget SEC football (who knows what this year’s fall season will look like).

In Miami’s sub-tropical weather spring is barely noticeable, that is until you hit the summer heat. Coming to the mountains in the spring is like a right of passage for us....

I am super behind on this month’s seasonal photo challenges, but I figure better late than never. Nothing says summer to me like the lifeguard stands on Miami Beach, among my...