From floating high in a hot air balloon to renewing wedding vows deep in a cave, 2014 was a year of travel ups and downs

From floating in a hot-air balloon high above the cactus-spiked desert north of Phoenix, Arizona, to renewing our wedding vows 50 feet underground in Bridal Cave at Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, my 2014 travel year had its ups and downs. Literally. But, thankfully, even the “down” was an up in a year of travel … Continue Reading →

Spring in Phoenix: Chihuly garden display, Hollywood costumes, Cactus League baseball

There are moments during every trip when I wish I had more time to stop and smell the proverbial roses. This happened again recently while I was on a group tour of the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix and thus was not in control of my schedule. Of course, it being the Sonoran Desert, there … Continue Reading →