Welcome Readers!

If you found your way to this blog you must have a diverse range of interests like I do. I love to research and write about travel, genealogy and true crime cases.

I have been a freelance writer and photographer for more than thirty years. I have a passion for exploring lesser known locations, always searching for the hidden gems and lesser known facts that expose the heart and soul of a location or person.

While traveling I use many different accommodations, from sleeping in a tent or travel trailer, hotels, hostels, secluded dry cabins or sharing a private house. I have even slept on the floor in the corner of an airport, on a hillside in a picnic area in Louisiana and in a sleeping bag on a picnic table at a rest area in the middle of “no-where” Wyoming.

Like so many others I live paycheck-to-paycheck so I take advantage of as many travel deals and perks as possible. The majority of the advertising links you see advertised on my blog are for a product or company that I have personally used and recommend.

One travel privilege that we have, and use frequently, is Space-A travel. My husband is retired military and we are eligible to use this form of travel free, or for a small fee, some restrictions apply, to travel around the globe. For example, we hopped on a KC-135 Stratotanker out of Lincoln, Nebraska heading to Honolulu, Hawaii in May 2013 because the crew needed flight time. We spent eight hours in wandering around Honolulu visiting historical sites and spent time on the beach in Waikiki.

The entire trip took us twenty-two hours and we spent a total of $30. When it started getting dark we headed to the USO back on Pearl Harbor that was open 24 hours. While waiting for our flight back to Nebraska we were able to take a shower, rest in the lounge and eat. We then slept on the flight home. This kind of a spur of the moment trip may not be for everyone, but it worked for us and we are always up for a unique adventure.

I hope that you subscribe to my blog and and enjoy the topics I write about!