January 2017

Vegas on the Go!

So much of traveling is spent waiting. You wait at the airport. You wait at the train station. You wait for shuttles or transfers, buses and ferries. Later, while traveling, you patiently wait to get to your destination. How do we combat the boredom that comes with hours of waiting? Some people work, other people sleep. Some people like me, need a diversion. I find the best way to pass the time is by playing games. When I am at home, I use my iPad to play card games like Shadow Era – a collectible card game which allows you to…

Reviewing the Comfort Suites – Carlisle, PA

Comfort Suites – Carlisle, Pennsylvania 10 S Hanover St, Carlisle, PA 17013 GRADING Overall Score: B Staff: C Room: B Amenities: B Recommended?: Yes Nestled in the small, historic town of Carlisle, Pennsylvania is the Comfort Suites Hotel. This cozy, historic town prides itself on its importance in American history. After all, notable residents include Molly Pitcher (Battle of Monmouth/Revolutionary War heroine), James Wilson (one of America’s founding fathers and signer of the Declaration of Independence), and Frederick Watts (“Father” of Penn State University), in addition to being the home of the US Army&#8217…

Reviewing the US Army Heritage and Education Center

US Army Heritage and Education Center 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013 GRADING Overall Score: B Cost: A (It’s free!) Fun Potential: B Recommended?: Yes HOURS: Mon-Sat. 10-5; Sunday 12-5 (Research area closed Sunday, no research pulls on Saturday) In the small town of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, you can find the US Army War College. Part of the War College is the US Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC).  Part research facility, academic library, archive facility, and museum, the USAHEC is dedicated to educating people on American conflicts and preserving the legacy of those who have…

Distinctive Lodging in Utah’s Parks

This is a guest post from Mitch Stevens, founder and lead guide of Southwest Discoveries. Based out of Tucson, Arizona, Southwest Discoveries offers multi-generational guided tours of the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Horseshoe Bend, the Tortolita Mountains, and more. Visit Southwest Discoveries for more information, and click here for Mitch’s original online post. As our readers know, we often spend a lot of time writing about the splendor and majesty we outdoor enthusiasts find when visiting and hiking the Utah parklands. However, an integral part of the trip – and often shortchanged when articles of the journeys are written…