Take the Train

The photo is my view of the Colorado River from the window of Amtrak's California Zephyr. I just returned from a Seattle-to-Denver roundtrip. Three days each way!

Train travel is undeniably expensive and can be frustrating out West, where the connections aren't as convenient as on the East Coast, but I indulge myself whenever I can.

Can't Be Domesticated


Check out my article in the Idaho Statesman about Idaho’s native orchids! Most folks don’t realize there are 27 orchid species growing wild in Idaho – more than in Hawaii.

New-Age Hospitality

I just returned from a business trip to Las Vegas. I hadn’t been there in a while and what struck me most was how much technology has changed the “guest experience.”

I was lucky enough to stay at a lovely, five-star resort property.

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