Seven Spectacular Reasons to Visit Alaska in September

Alaska is a bucket list vacation destination. A typical visitor is coming to visit the amazing scenery, do some fishing/hunting, or view some epic wildlife.  This is the state to do all of these plus so much more.  Visitors typically come in June, July, and August.  These are the short summer season in Alaska.  Alaska is BUSY during those months.  Avoid the popular months and check out an Alaskan September. Continue Reading . . .

Hipmunk Hotel ~ Blown Away with Inns at Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina is a small town called Blowing Rock. The town’s name comes from a rocky outcropping near the town. When a heavy wind blows through the Johns River Gorge below, the outcropping’s steep vertical walls force the wind up vertically. The town sits near the Blue Ridge Parkway and Moses Cone Memorial Park. The town is also home to the only functioning steam engine in North Carolina. Continue Reading . . .

12 things to do when a snowstorm ruins your travel plans

In recent weeks, I have had travel plans affected by two different snow storms.  The first one was a typical winter snow storm in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.  The second one was Snowstorm Jonas in Richmond, Virginia.  Each snow storm had a different effect on my plans but neither storm ruined by plans.  They simply changed my plans.  Here are some of my favorite activates to do when a snowstorm ruins your travel plans Continue Reading . . .

8 things I miss about being an expat in Equatorial Guinea

Right out of college, I moved to the small West African nation of Equatorial Guinea.  I was working as an engineer for an oil and gas company.  I spent 9 months living in Equatorial Guinea or on an oil platform off the coast of EQG.  I was an unfortunate victim of the drop of price in oil.  I love working in Equatorial Guinea many reasons and miss it every day.  Here are the top 8 things I miss about EQG. Continue Reading . . .