The Complete Guide to my Vacation in Charleston, SC

Okay, to begin with, your base of operations in Charleston has no reason to be anything but the NotSo Hostel. I seriously can’t say enough good things about this place. Absolutely wonderful hosts (all of whom seemed to be total Southern Belles …just sayin’) that often come and enjoy breakfast with you, listening to all […]

The Changing Face of Door County, WI

I grew up in the Upper Midwest – Milwaukee, WI to be exact. Okay, well I guess I did more than just grow up here – I’ve lived here all my life. Like so many people that grew up in this area of the US, my family vacationed all the time in Door County, WI. […]

Cold but Scenic in Bayfield, WI

“Holy crap, you hit it! I can’t believe you ran over that log – you smashed it!!” We were half way up to Bayfield WI, driving up from Milwaukee. It’s a long drive – about 7 hours – and exactly at the other corner of the state. I don’t know how I did it, but […]

Exploring and Kayaking Charleston, SC

Okay, I have to admit it. I got the idea for this trip after watching an episode of Giada’s Weekend Getaways on the Food Network. What can I say, she did an amazing job of showing the local color and history of Charleston and made a very convincing case to visit. Not that it takes […]