Snow Train – Canadian Train from Vancouver to Toronto

Snow Train 1Have you finalized your winter travel plans? If not, why not do something different and travel on the snow train from Vancouver to Toronto? Nothing shows you Canada like the train. Book your 2022 winter vacation with Vacations by Rail now and save up to $800 per couple. The link also has an itinerary. There are still some slots open and available. Check out their site for dates and times.  Continue reading “Snow Train – Canadian Train from Vancouver to Toronto”

Last Chance Train Tour – Historic Helena Montana

Last Chance Train Tour - TrainWhile on a road trip to Helena Montana to see the capitol building in September of 2019, we decided to do something a little touristy and took a tour via the Last Chance Tour Train. It seemed a little silly to do this at first since we had our car, but it was a great way to learn more about the history of the town and why it became known as Helena in the first place.

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Lauritzen Gardens – Omaha’s Botanical Center in Nebraska

Lauritzen Gardens 1While in the  Omaha, Nebraska area for an LWMS convention in June of 2019, we took a few extra days and explored Omaha. We had already been to Omaha a couple of times so we had wanted to do something different. Thus we ended up enjoying the beautiful flowers at Lauritzen Gardens. Continue reading “Lauritzen Gardens – Omaha’s Botanical Center in Nebraska”

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad – All Aboard!

Durango - Silverton 1There is nothing like a train trip, except a scenic fall train trip in October for your birthday. Gene and I went to Durango in October of 2009 and took a train trip on the Durango – Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. It was phenomenal and breathtaking. I couldn’t believe the amazing views around every turn. The best part was that the tickets were a gift from a customer at my former company.  That just made it even sweeter.

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Manhattan New York – My Top Free Activities on Our To-Do List

Manhattan - BuildingsWhile planning our trip to New York for October of 2015, I was trying to find some cheaper things to see and do since NYC can be very expensive. With this in mind, I decided to look up some free Manhattan activities and events. Surprisingly I found quite a bit, but decided to only list the top ten things we are going to try to do depending on time. Enjoy, and let me know if you have a favorite. Continue reading “Manhattan New York – My Top Free Activities on Our To-Do List”

The Dole Plantation on Oahu, Hawaii – Our Amazing Pineapple Experience

Dole Plantation-BldgWhile we were on Oahu in December of 2016 we decided to do another local tourist thing (we had already done Pearl Harbor, and the State Capitol) and we visited the Dole Plantation. It was a lot different than what I was expecting. Then again, I guess I really didn’t know what to expect. What I was expecting was the beautiful scenery around the plantation. I wasn’t disappointed. Continue reading “The Dole Plantation on Oahu, Hawaii – Our Amazing Pineapple Experience”

Anderson Farms in Erie – A Colorado Fall Tradition

Anderson-FarmsAs summer fades into fall it means cooler days and nights, jackets, leaves changing colors, Halloween costume shopping, and picking out the perfect pumpkin.  For many, it also means the yearly pilgrimage to Anderson Farms in Erie, Colorado. It is called the Fall Festival and this year it runs from September 25th to October 31st. Continue reading “Anderson Farms in Erie – A Colorado Fall Tradition”