A passion for hiking the desert of southern Utah

By southern Utah, I mean the area south of I-70 and east of I-15. Being a desert rat, I admit a prejudice. Also, I love rattlesnakes. However, the area is notable, by any yardstick, for its geological wonders and archaeological experiences. When I thought of my favorite hikes, they all fell into that one area that I love. That was […]

Underrated but cool US cities to visit

Choosing a place for a mini break seems to be getting more and more difficult. It always seems to be a case of ‘so many places, so little time’. The choice is now staggering and unfortunately there will never be enough time or money to visit everywhere. I consider myself very lucky to have been able to visit many wonderful […]

Veterans: How to Get a VA Loan

One of the main dreams of the military is to provide a comfortable home for their families. As such, the government designed the VA or Veterans Loan, a program that will benefit service members towards fulfilling this dream which is, in fact, woven into the ultimate American dream of providing all Americans with a comfortable home to live in. Here […]

Some things ARE real

Nowadays, with all the scams, lies, scams, and outright steals being promoted online; it is difficult to start real businesses. We have become so used to being disappointed that it is almost impossible for us to believe anyone about anything on the Internet. We mostly ignore around 98% of what we are told. At least I do. I used to […]

China Tour – Things to do in and around Guilin

Do you dream of visiting Guilin? Guilin must be the city you should never miss while touring China. Many tourists would like to use Chinese watercolor painting to describe Guilin scenery after visiting Guilin. If true. Take an exciting cruise on the Li River, the oldest river in China. In the morning, you will drive about 40 minutes to Zhujiang […]

Travel reflections to the Middle and Near East

As a certified travel agent for four decades, international airline employee, researcher, writer, teacher, and photographer, travel, whether for business or pleasure, has always been an important and integral part of my life. Some 400 trips to all parts of the world, by road, rail, sea and air, involved destinations both mundane and exotic. This article focuses on those in […]

Bragging rights: Detroit is a city of championship events

Beyond championship teams like the Detroit Pistons and Red Wings, Detroit’s passion for sports and ability to host big events make it a championship event city. This includes the World Cup of Soccer, the MLB All-Star Game, Super Bowl XL, the Buick Open and the Ryder Cup. With numerous state-of-the-art sports facilities and more than 35,000 competitively priced hotel rooms, […]