Seeking Authenticity in the Bluegrass Region

We finished up our time in Kentucky with a stay in northern-central Kentucky, which put us within easy reach of Louisville and Lexington, AKA horse and bourbon country. We visited a number of very different destinations, but the theme that emerged from our visit is: what’s the importance of authenticity? Lincoln Birthplace Memorial Our trip … Read moreSeeking Authenticity in the Bluegrass Region

That Time We Bought a Second Home in New Jersey

Are we totally insane? Maybe. Last weekend we made a quick trip to scenic Lakewood, New Jersey for the sole purpose of visiting America’s largest volume dealer in Airstream travel trailers. You see, we have decided that the best way to get out to enjoy the natural areas we love is to camp there. But … Read moreThat Time We Bought a Second Home in New Jersey

Carrying on the Croatian Povitica Tradition

Ken’s father’s family originated from Croatia, and like other immigrants they brought their home country food traditions to America. One that has survived to the present day in our family is the time-intensive and resource-intensive walnut-filled coffee cake known as povitica. It’s not a particularly sweet bread, since Eastern Europe traditionally did not have easy … Read moreCarrying on the Croatian Povitica Tradition