Posted in April 2014

World’s Smallest Park, Portland, Oregon

A few years ago, during a short visit to Portland, Oregon, I visited the world’s smallest park. I did not know about the quirky Mills End Park when I was walking along Taylor Street toward the Waterfront Park Trail. While waiting to cross Naito Parkway, I saw the “park” and took a couple of pictures. What do you think? … Continue reading

Rate this:

Save Money on Lodging With University Rates

Over the weekend I booked a hotel with a new (to me) discount rate. Using my typical process for finding discounted lodging rates when I am on a road trip, I asked about AAA and other discounts. The agent would not budge from the $58 walk up rate. The property was not at full capacity so … Continue reading

Rate this:

Twitter Friday Fun: #FriFotos

One of my Friday activities—besides taking garbage and recycles to the curb—is participating in #FriFotos. Not exactly a Twitter chat, #FriFotos is called a forum by the founder, Jonathan Epstein. #FriFotos is a worldwide Twitter activity with a different theme each week. Twitter users submit photos matching the theme, whatever their personal interpretation is. A … Continue reading

Rate this:

Travel Deals for St. John, USVI

Originally posted on McCool Travel:
St. John is the smallest of the three U.S. Virgin Islands (the others are St. Thomas and St. Croix). 2/3 of the island is a National Park, making St. John a desired destination for nature lovers and people wanting to get away from it all (for a few days or…

Rate this:

Wine Tasting Around Charlottesville Virginia

Although more popular wine regions are in California, wine was found earlier elsewhere in America. The history of wine in Virginia can be traced to Thomas Jefferson in the early 1800s and even to Jamestown in 1607. The number of Virginia wineries has exponentially increased in the past few years, along with vino-tourism. Central Virginia has several popular wine trails. I recently made several … Continue reading

Rate this: