• 6 "Must Do" Activities in Athens, Greece
~Carmen We’ve been to Athens, Greece before, but it was with an organized tour group.  As a teacher of ancient history, I wanted to go back and spend more time doing the things that interested me.  Joe and I also love good food.  In an organized tour, you can’t always pick and choose your dining......
  • What to See on an Athen's Walking Tour
~Carmen Whenever we visit a new place, Joe and I like to spend our first day walking around.  It gives us an overview of the city layout and helps us know where we want to concentrate our time.  Our last trip to Greece wasn’t our first time in Athens, but it was the first time......
  • What to Eat & Drink in Greece
~Carmen I’ve always been a big fan of Greek food.  Every year, Joe and I attend Memphis’s huge Greek festival and load up on pastries and delicious entrees.  On our recent return to Greece, I wanted to make sure Joe and I didn’t waste any meal (or stomach space) on subpar food, so before we......
  • Dutch Oven Chicken Pot Pie
~ Carmen Some people keep it simple when camping with the standard hotdogs and hamburgers.  However  at our campsite we like to mix it up!  My favorite way to campcook  (over a campfire or using charcoal briquettes) is using a dutch oven (read Camp Cooking Equipment You’ll Love). On our latest camping trip to DeGray Lake,......
  • Why DeGray Lake is One of Arkansas's Best Lakes
~ Carmen Let me start by saying I’m biased.  My first camping memory involves tent camping in one of DeGray Lake’s many campgrounds.  I grew up in Arkansas (USA), and we camped all around “The Natural State”.  The one place we came back to time after time again was DeGray Lake.  Created by the Corp......
  • 3 Reasons to Cross the Big River Crossing
~ Carmen The Big River Crossing is the longest active public pedestrian/cycling bridge going across the Mississippi River. First proposed in 1975, it finally opened October 2016 and connects Memphis, Tennessee to West Memphis, Arkansas.  From the West Memphis side, hikers and cyclists can continue on the Big River Trail which includes more than seventy......
  • Best Eats in the USA
~ Carmen The United States is a melting pot of cultures.  You may think of hot dogs and apple pie, but there are a variety foods that are specialities of certain cities and states.  I recently asked other travel bloggers for some of their favorite foods from their hometowns and road trips. Here is the......
  • Why Beach Lovers Should Visit Búzios, Brazil
~ Carmen When you think of Brazilian beaches, Rio de Janeiro immediately comes to mind.  We even devoted a whole blog post to Rio’s Beaches ( read Everything About Rio’s Beaches).  However, for many Brazilians and Argentinians, the little area in Brazil called Búzios is their top choice for a beach vacation.  With seventeen beaches, ranging......
  • Rio de Janeiro- Touring Downtown
~ Carmen Although Rio de Janeiro is known for its beaches, no visit would be complete without touring the downtown area.  Referred to as “Centro,” the downtown area of Rio is home to many tourist attractions. Centro is where Rio de Janeiro first started to grow.  Nowhere is the diversity of cultures more evident than......
  • Iron Mountain Bike Trails Arkadelphia, Arkansas
~ Joe Iron Mountain is one of the great fun mountain bike rides in Arkadelphia, Arkansas (USA).  Not too hard and not too easy with about 1600 feet (488 meters)  in elevation.  I had the opportunity to ride the Iron Mountain bike trails over Easter weekend while camping out at Lake DeGray campgrounds. May the......
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