by Jane Comeau Summer isn’t summer without a trip to Minnesota’s second largest lake, Lake Mille Lacs. In fact, for more than 25 years I have skipped summer’s last stone into this lake’s massiveness and bid the loons my annual summer farewell. Lake Mille Lacs at sunset. Photo by Jane Comeau. It’s tradition. It’s a … More Lake Mille Lacs Swallows Summer’s Last Stone
Imagine what could happen if you were to travel.Surely, beauty would emerge. Photo by Charish Badzinski. When they hear of my travels, particularly my solo adventures, so many people say, “Oh, I could never do that.” When I press, most often people seem uncomfortable considering the possibility, though few will admit they’re just plain scared. … More Go ahead, travel. What’s the Worst that could Happen?
Lake City, Minnesota. ‘Nuff said. Photo by Charish. Lake City, Minnesota seems to have their head on straight. Besides the amazing views of Lake Pepin, and the killer apple selection at Pepin Heights, the signage is dead on. Like this post? You might also like: Dispatch from Ethiopia: Water in Another World Beggars, Buskers and … More Random Travel Photo of the Week: Lake City, Minnesota
Living the philosophy, “it’s all about the journey” in Rotterdam, Netherlands. It’s been said that in life, “it’s all about the journey, not the destination.” Yet when when it comes to travel, most people rush-rush-rush to get where they’re going. Not that I blame them, what with the tragic state of Americans’ vacations these days. … More The Stopover: It’s All About the Journey
This post will surely date me. I remember, as a child, watching slideshows of other people’s vacations. On real slides. You know, the kind you hold up to the light when you don’t have a projector? Then, of course, there were the home movies. Mom had some, of her visits to Puerto Vallarta as a … More Resurrect the Slideshow
The staircase in Galena, Il. at night. Photo by Charish. The steep hillside in Galena, Illinois and the antique-looking lighting creates a Paris, France-like feel to the town. Like this post? You might also like: Dispatch from Ethiopia: Water in Another World Beggars, Buskers and Bums: To Give, or Not to Give? Uluru and Treading … More Random Travel Photo of the Week: Paris or Galena, Il?
Midnight snack. Times Square, Manhattan, New York. Photo by Charish Badzinski. Like this post? You might also like: Weekend Getaway: Hit the NYC Highlights in 48 Hours Can This Vacation Be Saved? Travel Foodies Versus Food Camels Brooklyn in Bloom: A Tour of Brooklyn Botanical Garden in Spring _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Join our community of travelers and … More Random Travel Photo of the Week: Midnight snack in Times Square, Manhattan
Door County, Wisconsin is anything but undiscovered. Yet somehow, she still has a few quiet corners: spaces where a Rollerbag Goddess can feel as if she’s the first to overturn the peninsula’s rounded stones and peer beneath. That is what I love about Door County. It isn’t the crazy-busy stretch of bric-a-brac shops. It isn’t … More Destination: Door County, Wisconsin; Beyond the Crowds
For this RBG, this summer was all about the water. Typically I like to keep my feet on dry land, but not this summer. Inexplicably, I craved water. I wanted to be near it, on it, in it. La Crosse Queen river cruise on the Mississippi. Photo by Charish Badzinski. So, I didn’t fight it. … More The Thirsty Summer and the Quest to be Near Water