10 reasons to visit Maine

10 reasons to visit Maine

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Like blueberries? Maine is the number one producer of wild blueberries in the country, and you can certainly take your pick of how to eat them if you visit Maine — in pancakes, syrup, ice cream and pie. August is blueberry...
Three waterfalls in one day in the Grand Canyon!

Three waterfalls in one day in the Grand Canyon!

By Eileen Ogintz DID YOU KNOW: Pork chops for breakfast has been a tradition at Western River Expeditions because company founder, Jack Currey was a fan of the chops as breakfast fare. He crafted the company’s now patented “J-Rig rafts from a trainload of rubber—a...
Rafting the Grand Canyon with Western River Expeditions

Rafting the Grand Canyon with Western River Expeditions

By Eileen Ogintz DID YOU KNOW: The oldest rocks in the Grand Canyon date back 1.8 billion years. The Grand Canyon is 278 miles long, an average 10 miles wide and 1 mile deep. DAY ONE Get on river: 10:30 am at Mile 0, Lee’s Ferry LUNCH: Deli sandwiches, Mile 8 Below...