Charley Creek Inn in Wabash, IN

On a recent trip to Indiana, I was hosted by Charley Creek Inn in Wabash, which won the Outstanding Commercial Rehabilitation Award and the Cook Cup for Outstanding Restoration. This 30-room boutique inn is a great choice for a luxury stay in the heart of downtown. Read more at “Charley Creek Inn: Small Town Luxury in…

Touring Bellingham, WA – Day 2

During my stay in Bellingham, I also stayed at the seaside Chrysalis Inn & Spa, strolled over the water on the Taylor Boardwalk, and explored the historic Fairhaven District. Read more at, “Wandering Bellingham, Washington: First Stay at the Chrysalis Inn & Spa,” at WanderWithWonder.com.

Touring Bellingham, WA – Day 1

This spring I spent some time in the college town of Bellingham, WA. I enjoyed a night at the luxurious Hotel Bellwether, dined on amazing culinary dishes, experienced art, history, and a hair-raising show. Read more at, “Exploring Bellingham, Washington: First Stay at Hotel Bellwether,” at WonderWithWonder.com.

At Stay at The Jefferson in Richmond, VA

This winter I had the pleasure of staying at The Jefferson – a five-star hotel in downtown Richmond, VA. This grand and historic hotel made quite an impression, and even if the hotel is out of your budget, it is a MUST see in Richmond. You can read more at “Luxury and History at The…

Essay Published in Animal Literary Magazine

I’m thrilled to announce my essay “The Essence of Escape,” was published in Animal Literary Magazine. To read my essay, and all the other great work in this magazine, you can visit their website.

Essay Published in The Lindenwood Review

I’m thrilled to announce my essay “How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Raven,” received an Honorable Mention in the lyric essay contest for Issue 7 of The Lindenwood Review. To read my essay, and all the other great work in this magazine, you can purchase the magazine or read selected free online essays (including…

BBQ Lovers This is for You

When Pit Master and owner of Whitey’s BBQ told me, “It’s just the way I love to cook,” I knew I was in store for some darn good BBQ. A mechanic by trade, Tim Mallory followed his BBQ dream ten years ago and started a BBQ catering company. In October 2016, Tim and his wife…

The Museums of La Conner, WA

If you are heading to the historic town of La Conner, WA be sure to stop by some of their museums like the free Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, and the Skagit County Historical Museum. All three are within walking distance of downtown and worth the visit! Read more at…

Jacksonville Beach: A Romantic Destination on the Florida Coast

This fall I spent a few days touring the Florida Coast and overnighted at Jacksonville, Florida. As a guest of the Casa Marina Hotel & Restaurant, I discovered this beach town is one of Florida’s romantic hidden gems. Read more at “Escape to Jacksonville Beach: Florida’s Romantic Hideaway,” at WanderWithWonder.com.  

Two Options for Lodging in La Conner, WA

La Conner Channel Lodge and La Conner Country Inn offers a different experience. The La Conner Channel Lodge is on the more luxurious side and mostly geared toward couples. La Conner Country is more family-oriented with larger and pet-friendly rooms. Both are steps away from La Conner’s downtown shopping, dining, and museums. Read more at…

An Inn with a Water View in Gig Harbor

It’s late afternoon, and I’m chilling on the red brick porch connected to my room at the Waterfront Inn in Gig Harbor, Washington. Twenty feet away is the shoreline with boats and a few seals cruising through the water. There is also a shared over-the-water-deck with plenty of lounging chairs and a dock with kayaks and one…

The Silverwater Cafe in Port Townsend, WA

After seeing the menu in the Starlight Lounge at the Rose Theater, I put the Silverwater Cafe on my dining list for my next trip to Port Townsend, WA. The cafe has been a thriving Port Townsend restaurant for 27 years and is now one of my favorite restaurants in Port Townsend, WA. Read more at “Heavenly…