February 23, 2019

Affordable Ideas for Family Reunions

Young father poses with children in tent

While summer is the favored season for family reunions, they can be held successfully at any time of year. While people have always searched for strategies to keep them affordable, current gas prices are making frugality an even greater family travel priority. Follow these money-saving tips to maintain tradition while enjoying affordable family-reunion fun this [...]

How to Score Vacation Food at Affordable Prices

vacation food

I usually manage to eat well for less wherever I go. While this is definitely easier at some destinations than others, a few standard strategies typically serve me well. Hit the Streets: The old souk in Kuwait City is one of my favorite places in the Middle East to score great  shawarma, seasoned nuts and [...]

Grape Jamboree


Who would think that northeast Ohio is a grape haven? There are more wineries than you can shake a grapevine at.  And the last weekend in September every year, in celebration of the grape harvest, is the Grape Jamboree in Geneva, Ohio. The festivities include a Miss Grapette pageant, a grape stomping contest, a pie [...]

New Hampshire Highland Games at Loon Mt.


There are several Highland Games in Northern New England. The games at Loon Mountain are a personal favorite. These are known as the most diverse games in the country! First, Loon Mountain and surrounding area is a beautiful area.  Getting there is big fun.  Coming from Maine or the Mt. Washington Valley, the ride must [...]

Mom and Dad Theriault’s Visit With Us to See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Pisa piazza

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Photo Credits: TrekHound.Com Myscha’s Mom and Dad took a trip with us to Pisa while they were visiting us in Desanzano, Italy. Here are some highlights from the day.