From Earth To Space At Kitt Peak National Observatory

Kitt Peak National Observatory is home to the largest collection of radio and optical telescopes in the world.  Travelers can tour three instruments on site, the Mayall 4m, the 2.1m and the McMath-Pierce solar telescope. Kitt Peak also provides exhibits, a Docent led tour (an enhanced tour experience), nighttime programs, a visitor center and a…

101 Things to See & Do for $10 & Under in the Kenosha, WI Area – Part 3 of 4

There are four historic districts for travelers and locals to tour in Kenosha, WI.  On these tours everyone will see landmarks, famous buildings and historic homes that provide insight into Kenosha’s rich history and culture.  More information about these four historic districts is found on the Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau’s website. These Kenosha…

25 Quotes To Inspire Any Traveler

Everyone needs to read inspirational quotes now and then.  If a mental boost is what I need as a kick in the rear to get moving, I search for these positive words.  There is no shame in admitting this. I see friends, colleagues, mothers, brothers and business owners posting quotes all the time on Facebook,…

What’s In My Camera Bag?

I’ve heard and read the saying many times, “photography is not about the gear you have, it’s about the person using the camera.”  This is true – to the extent of knowing ones camera.  Master it or be a fidgeting monkey.  What will I choose? I find the Pareto principle (the 80/20 rule) which is…

A Glimpse of Winter at Niagara Falls

I’m not a fan of cold weather. When my friend Barb suggested we go to Niagara Falls before she moved from Buffalo, I had slight reservations. I wanted to see the Falls, but not in the frigid January Canadian air. “It’s so beautiful in winter with the snow and mist,” she said. “Alright, let’s go,”…

Oh Those Unhappy Tourists

God dammit! I want to scream at these people who write this nonsensical, irritating bullshit.  Are these people down to their last remaining brain cells?  Do I laugh or do I cry for humanity?  What about laughing my ass off?  It’s a mix. Scream at the stupidity, laugh at the feeble-mindedness.  I read this list…