At Destinations Detours and Dreams you’ll find information about tourist sites, near and far, with a special emphasis on Arizona in the United States and Manitoba in Canada, two areas the author has explored extensively. For those locales and other locales around the world, read about the familiar and the obscure, the beautiful and the bizarre, with a focus on culture, history, nature, art, architecture and food.  Stories are told through a combination of photographs and narrative. Browse by Destination or type of activity under Things to Do. Check out destination and non-destination specific Travel Tips. Where To Stay highlights accommodations.

Moslih Eddin Saadi said: A traveler without observation is like a bird without wings. In the Reflections section, I share lessons learned from my travels, thoughts about life, humanity and our world inspired by my travel experiences, and insights gained along the road of life.

A snowbird is someone from a northern State or Canada who spends winters in warmer climes. At Our Snowbird Story learn how my husband and I became snowbirds and discover what is contained in the Snowbird section. Get a glimpse into the snowbird life based on one couple’s experience as I recount experiences, offer tips and provide a sometimes irreverent, tongue-in-cheek look at the snowbird lifestyle.

Reviews of travel-related books can be found in the Book Reviews section.

Go ahead. Explore the site. I hope you discover a new place to visit, a new insight, a useful tip, an old memory or simply a few moments of entertainment. I welcome your feedback and comments.