Belterra – two locations – two reasons to visit Sep08

Belterra – two locations – two reasons...

We headed south a week ago, following the Ohio River, stopping to check out two of Belterra’s beautiful locations. Cincinnati, Ohio is home to Belterra Park Gaming – a combination thoroughbred race track and casino. In Florence, Indiana, we spent a few days at their recently remodeled Belterra Casino Resort. Continue reading to see all the reasons we loved it   .   Belterra Casino Resort appeals to all ages Technically, the casino is actually a riverboat, but it’s moored permanently at 777 Belterra Drive, in Florence, Indiana. Attached to the resort, you never need to go outside; but you will want to.  The resort is surrounded by...

Xara Designer Pro 36...

If you are responsible for creating graphical content for work, church, school, club or an organization, chances are you never have enough time to complete your projects. With that in mind, having a tool that speeds you to successful completion of your design is what you’ve probably been...

Two Wheel Gear ̵...

Warm weather just beckons us to grab our bike and ride to work; but what to take?  Hmmm.  A back pack would solve the equation, but on a warm day, who wants to wear a backpack as you ride? How about if we could attach it to our bike rack? How about if we had a Two Wheel Gear – Pannier...

WD My Cloud EX2 Ultr...

As our digital lives grow bigger and bigger, the need arises for more and more storage.  With digital photos, 4K videos and all the downloaded movies we accumulate, your computer’s hard drive can quickly become overloaded…and that’s a really bad thing. For every percentage of your hard drive...

Lexar 1800x and 2933...

If you are experimenting with the new, uber-popular 4K video, you need to make sure your memory cards are up for the challenge. With the high transfer rate of today’s action cams and aerial drones, a slow card can severely challenge your project. A couple to consider are Lexar’s new 1,800x...

Circulon Momentum co...

Whether you are setting up a kitchen for the first time, finally upgrading to a matched set of cookware, or possibly outfitting your get-a-way home or cabin, you’ll do well to consider this fine set of cookware. 11-Piece Circulon Momentum Cookware Set in Gray All the Circulon Momentum pans...

Sioux Falls – a dozen top recommendations for visitors May01

Sioux Falls – a dozen top recommendations for visi...

Traveling east? Traveling west? If so, chances are you may be following Interstate 90. And if you are, you owe it to yourself to plan a couple days in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I’m in Sioux Falls right now and I’d love to share some recommendations for a great two days. DAY ONE Grab a bike Sioux Falls is a wonderfully bikeable city, and with big blue skies and clean country air, this is a great place to ride. Just about my first stop in Sioux Falls was to Spoke-N-Sport (2019 South Minnesota Ave.; Sioux Falls, SD 57105; 605.275.2453), a very complete bike shop with a nice rental fleet. You could choose from comfort bikes, tandem bikes or...

Chesterfield Inn – How to relax in the heart of New England Apr03

Chesterfield Inn – How to relax in the heart of Ne...

Gazing out the windows of the wonderful Chesterfield Inn, one can’t help but relax in this idyllic setting. High on a knoll, guests have a magnificent view of the grounds and the surrounding countryside. We arrived in winter, and the hills were wrapped with an undisturbed fleecy white blanket of snow. With just enough shadows to give it definition, the snow was piled high on the patio outside our room; creating little bee-hive caps on the railing posts. White birch trees, a favorite of mine, lined the edge of the property, pointing to the Connecticut River, just a short hike away. The Chesterfield Inn The inn has been owned by Phil and Judy...

Music City Loft gives you the chance to live large in Nashville Apr03

Music City Loft gives you the chance to live large...

Living like a local has a great ring to it, doesn’t it?  Immediately, thoughts come to mind of being in the center of the action, being close to the city’s vibe, being a part of all the things that make that city attractive. So when offered the opportunity to try out Nashville’s newest digs, I jumped at the chance. Music City Loft, at 162 E. 4th Street N. is truly in the center of what’s happening in downtown Nashville.  You’re just minutes away from Printer’s Alley and all the great restaurants on 2nd Avenue N.  Another block and you are down on the riverfront. Head the other direction one block and you’re at the Ryman Auditorium. Entering...

Grafton, VT – top things to do Mar25

Grafton, VT – top things to do

Getting out and about in Grafton For such a small quaint village, there is an abundance of things to see and do in Grafton. If you are staying at the Grafton Inn or one of its private homes, you get free use of gear at the Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center which you’ll definitely want to check out. Both the Grafton Inn and the outdoor center are owned and operated by the Windham Foundation. Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center When people think of Vermont, they usually think of fall leaves and winter sports. If that’s your idea of Vermont, then Grafton Ponds has to be on your to-do list. Nordic Skiing In this wooded outpost, just south of the village of...

Grafton Inn – one of this country’s oldest inns Mar25

Grafton Inn – one of this country’s oldest inns...

Grafton Inn then In 1801, the original Grafton Inn was a two-story home which was converted to provide food and accommodations for a traveling public. By 1820, it doubled in size and in 1886 the third floor and porches were added. By then, the stagecoach was making runs every other day to and from Bellows Falls, VT.  The town was vibrant and alive. As the twentieth century saw a rise in popularity of motels and hotels serving the motoring public, the inn lost favor with travelers, changing owners frequently. By the early 1960’s, the inn was in a sorry state. Fortunately, the inn had a guardian angel in Dean Mathey, who loved Grafton and had...

The Manor on Golden Pond – a perfect setting for getting away Mar16

The Manor on Golden Pond – a perfect setting for g...

If you ever wished to live like an oil baron, or perhaps a turn of the century real-estate developer, you might try spending a few days at the Manor on Golden Pond in Holderness, New Hampshire.  The Manor was actually built by Isaac Van Horn, a real estate developer, in 1907.  He and his beautiful debutante bride loved Shepard Hill and the vistas overlooking Squam Lake. Over the years, the estate passed through many hands, once becoming home to Howard Fowler, Life Magazine’s photography editor who ran the Holderness Photographic Colony here during the 1940’s and 50’s. It was finally purchased in 1999 by Mary Ellen & Brian Shields,...