The Mohawk River is in Central New York and is the largest tributary of the Hudson River. Rivers are sometimes taken for granted. Stop and think - you see one, enjoy the natural beauty, and perhaps admire a yacht sailing along on this waterway. But have you ever spent time learning about a river that is of interest to you? I grew up in a part of New York State that is … [Read more...] about The Mohawk River, Who Says You Can’t Go Home?
Oregon has more than its share of exhilarating and beautiful waterways stretching from the rugged Pacific coast to the Cascade mountains’ volcanic peaks. If you are lucky enough to find yourself in the beaver state, take a drive along the McKenzie River. Flowing from an underground spring in the central Cascade lava fields, this designated Wild and Scenic River was made of … [Read more...] about The McKenzie River: Oregon’s 4-Season Waterway
Wailua River kayaking to a secret waterfall in Kauai was one of those moments in paradise you wish you could hang onto as long as possible. Known for its unique geography and unparalleled natural beauty, Kauai is one of the world’s most breathtaking islands—and an outdoor lover’s nirvana. 97 percent of its land is covered with verdant, undeveloped mountain ranges and lush, … [Read more...] about Wailua River-Hawaii’s Only Navigable River
Why is Italian Coffee the Best?It's not your Mother's Maxwell House. My mother was addicted to coffee. She would brew a large pot of Maxwell House Coffee every morning, drink two cups with her breakfast, and enjoy the rest of the pot throughout the day. I, on the other hand, didn’t start drinking the brown liquid until I was in my 40s, years after my first visit to … [Read more...] about Why is Italian Coffee the Best?
At one time, there were 14 Hudson River Lighthouses. Today, seven remain. Lighthouses are synonymous with crashing waves, sandy beaches, and soaring seagulls. Their flashing lights warn ships of dangers at sea. Beacons along the Hudson River serve an equally important function for guiding boats and ships from hazards in the rapid-moving waters. The river surface appears … [Read more...] about 7 Historic Hudson River Lighthouses