My husband and I visited Joshua Tree National Park last May on our road trip from Colorado to San Diego. What a unique landscape and what a steal our $80 yearly national park pass is! Joshua Tree sits in the Mojave (above 3000′) and the Colorado Deserts (below 3000′). You’ll see the majority of the Joshua trees in the Mojave Desert. 1. Location/Driving […]

March 20, 2023

3 Tips for Visiting Joshua Tree National Park

I recently returned from my first river cruise experience! My husband and I had a great time cruising on the Danube for a week between Budapest and Germany. Let’s talk about all the good stuff first! Pros Docking The river boats dock in the heart of the cities and villages. There is no tendering, waiting in security lines or long bus transfers. It […]

March 18, 2023

Pros & Cons of River Cruising

Last fall during our 19 day cruise in the Middle East, my husband and I spent 2 1/2 days in Israel. It was just enough to scratch the surface and take in the highlights! Steeped in history – Israel is a fascinating country. Stefan has just put the finishing touches on our latest TBK video. […]

March 10, 2023

Travel by Kris Visits Israel

My husband and I overnighted at the Moxy Athens City last fall before our cruise departure to the Middle East. Marriott’s Moxy hotels have a playful vibe and are well located in city center areas. This was our second Moxy stay; as our first was May 2022 in San Diego. Pros With a convenient location – […]

February 23, 2023

Pros & Cons of the Moxy Athens

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