NATJA conference

Dogwood Canyon a beautiful place!

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How exciting it was to get out into the Ozark hills on a guided tram tour of Dogwood Canyon Nature Park!  This is a beautiful canyon that covers 10,000 acres of the pristine Ozark Mountain landscape and was purchased by Johnny Morris in 1990.   Back in February I heard of Johnny Morris for the […]

Feeling like a model at the NATJA conference - Thank you Sandra Foyt!

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Before heading to Branson for this years North American Travel Journalist Association Conference, I spied a note in the NATJA Facebook feed from Sandra Foyt of Getaway Mavens,  asking for a guinea pig to try out her new techniques for taking portraits.  Recalling Midwest Travel Blogger’s co-founder Sara Broers mentioning that everyone should have a […]

She sat on the edge of the water, a young girl watching the tide roll in as I walked along the beach outside my hotel in Puerto Vallarta.  Her head was up, her dark hair hung down her back and she screamed with joy as the tide rolled in. Water rose to her chest only […]