Hidden national parks: Try these out-of-the-way destinations for your next vacation

It happened again. We visited a place, only to discover we were a short drive from a hidden national park. An incredible hidden national park. Read more “Hidden national parks: Try these out-of-the-way destinations for your next vacation”

Is it time for a repeat vacation? Here’s how to tell

Sometimes the best vacation is a repeat vacation. I ought to know. I’m in Los Angeles again after just a nine-month absence. There’s something that keeps pulling me back here, and it’s not just the weather. Read more “Is it time for a repeat vacation? Here’s how to tell”

How to have a wild time in Provo, Utah

Everywhere we went in Provo, we saw Charlie. There were signs for Charlie on power poles. We saw Charlie — or at least we thought we saw him — zipping between the apple orchards on the sprawling Utah Valley Hospital campus.

No question about it. Charlie was having a wild time in Provo — and so were we. Read more “How to have a wild time in Provo, Utah”

How to have a North Carolina mountain adventure

North Carolina’s mountains are always an adventure, whether you’re negotiating hairpin turns in the Appalachians or fleeing a freak hailstorm outside of Asheville. Read more “How to have a North Carolina mountain adventure”

These Disney World secrets will upgrade your next vacation

Of all the Disney World secrets I heard when I lived in Orlando, only one made me laugh out loud. It involved the tunnels under the theme park. They exist but are useless to the average park visitor. Read more “These Disney World secrets will upgrade your next vacation”