When we decided to visit Santa Fe, N.M., art was at the center of the decision. We knew American artist Georgia O’Keeffe once called the region home, and that the city has a reputation for being one of the nation’s major art markets. We knew it is a city with lots of shopping, history and great food. But at the heart of it all is art. Here is how to experience Santa Fe art.
Our long Labor Day weekend getaway to Indianapolis was filled with tons of adventures. We visited the world’s largest (and possibly best) children’s museum, watched an awesome dolphin show at the Indianapolis Zoo, ate amazing food, sampled loads of local beer, was amazed at the western art collection in the Eiteljorg Museum, and simply did more activities than should be squeezed into a four-day weekend.
It’s the other half here…
If there’s one thing I’ve learned as a traveler, it’s that the best experiences aren’t planned. Lance and I recently took a quick trip to Nashville, and during our one-night stay we met some awesome people and I fell in love … with a table.
The Rust Belt region of the Upper Midwest has seen its shares of ups and down. What was once a glorious industrial past has seen economic disparity in recent years. Many factories that at one time churned out an endless array of products for the automobile industry are now shuttered, parking lots filled with weeds.
But less than an hour east of downtown Cleveland, covered bridges, wineries and lakefront fun can be found in Ashtabula County, leaving any thoughts of economic despair in the rearview mirror.
Let’s face it: If you’ve been anywhere in Europe, particularly the smaller villages of France, the thought of spending even a few hours in these beautiful places with a bratty or wild kid in tow can be frightful. All the screaming, the whining, the … Continue reading