Our congregation, Adat Chaverim in Plano, TX, had been planning a trip to Israel for 3 years. It kept getting postponed due to Covid, but our Director of Education and friend Valerie Klein kept the dream alive. When the dates
Detroit’s Eastern Market and Belle Isle State Park
On our first full day in Detroit, we explored downtown’s Eastern Market and the urban park on Belle Isle–and busted some of our misconceptions about the area.
Shoshone Ghost Caves
Our first side excursion from where we are staying in Pahrump, NV was to the small town of Shoshone which is actually back across the California border, about 35 minutes from our RV park. Our friends Lisa and Dan (Always
Yosemite’s Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome
California’s Yosemite National Park is truly one of the most breathtaking places on Earth. Glacier Point, on the Yosemite Valley’s south rim, was at the top of our list of places to explore during our month-long stay at Park of the Sierras, a beautiful Escapees co-op park in the Sierra foothills. And being there in October allowed us to miss most of the crowds that tend to choke Yosemite during the summer, as well as the winter weather that will inevitably close Glacier Point for the season within the next few weeks.
Kayaking at Bear Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park
We got our first taste of sea kayaking–and checked another national park off our list–on a spectacular guided excursion with Seward tour company Liquid Adventures to Bear Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park on June 23, 2017. After meeting our guide, Libby, and
Glaciers and Wildlife in Portage, Alaska
The route from Anchorage to Portage, on the Seward Highway along the northern shore of the Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet, is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful and scenic drives in the state (if not the entire
The Alaska TourSaver 2017: Well Worth the Cost
Is the Alaska TourSaver Coupon Book worth the purchase price? The answer depends on the kind of travelling you are doing, the places you are visiting, and the kinds of activities you are planning, but for us, we have
Riding Alaska’s Hurricane Turn, the Last Flagstop Train (VIDEO)
Riding the Alaska Railroad’s historic Hurricane Turn Train is an authentic Alaskan experience quite unlike anything else in the state. Departing from Talkeetna, about 130 miles south of the entrance to Denali National Park, the Hurricane Turn leaves modernity behind
Touring Denali’s Wilderness on the Kantishna Experience (VIDEO)
Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve is one of the crown jewels of America’s national park system: six million acres of virtually untamed land, bisected by one 92-mile-long ribbon of road that passes through low-elevation taiga forest to high alpine tundra.
Glacier Point Wilderness Safari (VIDEO)
The first “big excursion” of our 2017 Alaska trip was a guided journey by boat, on foot and by canoe to the Davidson Glacier, a few miles south of Haines. Cheryl found this tour online, and as soon as we