Category: Travel

Bikes on beach

Coronado Island on Bikes: An Adventure for All

San Diego’s hot and sunny summers attract travelers from all over the world and Californians from all over the state. Coronado Island, just across the San Diego Bay, connected by the isthmus known as “the Silver Strand” is a great place to go on one of these overwhelmingly hot summer days. The wind wisping off…

Create Your Perfect Weekend in Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe, CA, is home to professional skiers, water sport enthusiasts, and lovers of fresh air and hot summers. When you first think of Tahoe, you envision snow-covered peaks and pristine ski trails for the professional ski and snowboarders. While that might be true, there is another whole world of Tahoe to explore in the…

Darcy Waits a Woman sitting on a picnic blanket at Cape Disappointment

Summer of the Traveling Wine Glasses: Hiking Cape Disappointment

by Darcy Waits (DarcyDishes@gmail.com) Summers in the Pacific Northwest can swing wildly from unbearably hot to freezing, windy, and raining sideways from one day to the next.  But foul weather doesn’t stand in the way of hardy PNWers at all. You’ll see them mowing their lawn or washing their car in the rain!  Otherwise, when…

A ride at a California Amusement Parks

California Amusement Parks: 3 Cheap Spots to Go with Kids

Think California’s amusement parks are too expensive to visit with the whole family? Don’t despair! In addition to world-famous giant entertainment complexes such as Disneyland, Legoland, and Universal Studios, you will find many lesser-known but equally amazing theme parks there. What’s more, they will delight you with a cheap price.  There are several such spots…

Heather Winfield at rodeo with Cool Wind Media

How do you Break into Country Line Dancing

Country Line Dancing Craze Is this a new fad, or something that I just didn’t know about? I feel like I finally pulled my head out from under a rock. In the last year or so I’ve seen or heard more about line dancing than I ever had in my life.  And yes it’s really cool,…

Two women Hiking Twin Falls Maui Shelly Anderson and Heather Winfield

Hiking Trail Adventures in Maui

Some ​of the ​most memorable experience​s​ during my trip to Maui were ​​​the hiking​ trails. ​Believe me, ​I had plenty of unforgettable adventures on the island ​, but for now, we will be sticking to hiking​. Top 3 Hiking Trails on This Trip Twin Falls Hike Don’t get discouraged yet. There are places along the trail that you…

Darcy Waits a woman hiking on a first date

A Short Hike Out of My Comfort Zone

By Darcy Waits One of the pitfalls of dating and meeting someone you like is the part where you want to demonstrate what a great gal pal you are by attempting to show an interest in the guy’s hobbies and pastimes.  This had led to me having a garage full of golf gear, tennis junk,…

Mission Pacific Hotel at first glance

Yes, there are new things to do in Oceanside, California​. ​I do have to say. Oceanside has really come a long way as they have been progressively upgrading the area. We were ​strolling downtown ​Oceanside and decided to ​check out the newly opened Mission Pacific Hotel​, a JdV Hyatt​ Hotel. ​We heard they had a trendy rooftop bar. Who doesn’t…

woman sitting naked on a beach

Let’s Get Naked in Hawaii

My first time on Maui, and I’m traveling with my boyfriend and one of my best friends. The first day we explore one of the beaches in Keihe, close by the condo we were staying at. But I’m looking for a beach that has a little more pizzazz. You know what I mean. There are…

Grand Wailea one of the Hawaiian restaurants

Yes, Hawaii is open for travelers

By Heather Winfield With many people going stir crazy and anxious to get out, the world is finally opening up.  And we are off to greener pastures or, should I say or off to greener Hawaii. And the Hawaiian restaurants. After you go through the pain of getting COVID test you can tour Hawaii once again.  We…