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10 Tips for Saving on Your Vacation Food Budget

Meals are a big part of a vacation budget, but with a little planning and discipline, it doesn’t have to be a deal breaker. Here are a few suggestions to help you eat well without breaking the bank: Avoid the mini-bar.  No matter how hungry you are for a late night snack, there’s nothing worth […]

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View Classic Corvettes at the National Corvette Museum

Begin, or renew, your love of the Corvette at the National Corvette Museum, as you gaze longingly at these classic sports cars that are an important piece of Americana and automobile history. Introduced in 1953, the Corvette became a favorite, and eventually a classic, and the museum attracts enthusiasts from all over the world.  Exhibits […]

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Blue Waters of Lake Mead

I’m spending a few days in Las Vegas, and over the weekend had an opportunity to go out to Lake Mead.  It was my very first visit there, and I was surprised at how beautiful the lake was, and how nice the surrounding area is.  The water and sky were blue, and the rocks all […]

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Shopping at Puerco Azul (Blue Pig)

If you’ve never found the comedic in art, Puerco Azul (Blue Pig) will set you straight. This whimsical art gallery in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, occupying both a house and its courtyard, is full of an eclectic mix of one-of-a-kind art.  The common denominator to it all is animals. Gallery owners Lee and Nancy Chapman traveled […]

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Gondola Rides on Lake Merritt

While it may not be the Grand Canal in Venice, you can experience an authentic Venetian Gondola ride on Lake Merritt in Oakland, California. Operating year round, Gondola Servizio offers private tours (meaning you are not thrown together with strangers) on a reservation only basis.  Come as a couple for a romantic sunset rid, or […]

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Kids Can Pass Travel Time With Rubberneckers

When you travel all the time, it becomes easy to take the whole process for granted.  Instead of being excited about heading off to the airport for a flight, you complain about having to go on “one more trip.” It’s easy to understand how you feel when you’re traveling for business, but when it’s finally […]

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Bishop Museum Explain the History & Culture of Hawaii

Honolulu’s Bishop Museum offers the natural and cultural history of Hawaii’s indigenous people.   Founded in 1889 by Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the last heir to Kamehameha I, you’ll find artifacts and exhibits representative of all the Pacific Islands. A couple of my favorite highlights are the Science on a Sphere exhibit and the Science Adventure […]

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Take a Ride on the Giant Dipper

Take a wild and rickety ride on one of the two remaining west coast oceanfront roller coasters, The Giant Dipper. Located in Belmont Park (Mission Boulevard and West Mission Bay Drive in San Diego), an old-style family amusement park, the Giant Dipper has been restored from its original 1925 condition, and now lurches riders through […]

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Carnival of Travelers Celebrates Family Travel

Welcome to the March 7th, 2008 edition of the Carnival of Travelers.  This month our theme was Family Travel.  All of these contributions share tips, destination suggestions, ideas, and perspective on the issue of traveling with or as a family.  Thanks to all of these wonderful bloggers for making the Carnival a success!  I urge […]

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The Dark Knight Coaster Set to Thrill at Six Flags Theme Parks

Take a look at this roller coaster — “The Dark Knight Coaster” — set to open later this spring at three Six Flags Parks. The indoor roller coaster ride is based on the upcoming Warner Bros. movie, The Dark Knight, featuring Batman and The Joker.  You can enjoy the thrills of an adventure ride and […]

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Tuesday Deal Day: Building Seaside Memories with Holidays at The Del

It may barely be the end of summer, but it’s getting to late to make your Thanksgiving, Christmas and New […]

Sunday Stories for August 31st, 2014

What a glorious last week of summer it has been. Yes, I know that fall doesn’t official start until September […]

Sunday Stories for August 24th, 2014

sunbathers on Daytona Beach

This weekend, I’m off to the Yakima Valley (in the central part of Washington State) for some sipping (beer, wine, […]

Photo Essay: Compelling Kuala Lumpur, A Value Luxury Travel Destination

Malaysia is not a country on the to-visit list of most Americans. It can be hard to get to (it’s […]