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Alcatraz: The Rock in the San Francisco Bay

Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay

Channel your inner Al Capone or “Machine Gun” Kelly with a visit to Alcatraz Island on your next stay in San Francisco.  Located in the San Francisco Bay, about a mile offshore, the island served as a lighthouse and military site before becoming a Federal prison in 1963. Alcatraz operated as a federal penitentiary for […]

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Traveling the East Coast Underground Railroad

Underground Railroad

In honor of Black History Month, I am pleased to feature this guest post on the Underground Railroad, a part of history that’s well worth spending time learning about. —- Over the years, I’ve found that introducing history to my children through travel has made more of a difference than anything they’ve read in history […]

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Visit the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas

The San Antonio de Valero Mission was relocated three times, but after becoming the fortress known as The Alamo had only one location.  It can be seen today in that same location, a short distance from San Antonio’s River Walk. The mission turned fortress was the scene of several battles during the Texas Revolution including […]

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You’ll Never Want to Leave: Hilton Union Square, San Francisco

It seems like everyone thinks about romance in February, but once Valentine’s Day passes, it romance gets short shrift. One […]

You’ll Never Want to Leave: Pantai Inn, La Jolla

For much of the northern hemisphere, January is winter and with it, the cold – often brutally cold – rain, […]

Introducing the Travel Reading List Challenge

Today I’m excited to announce the first of a couple of new projects that I’m launching for 2018 – the […]

2017: A Year of Travel in Review

While 2016 was a big year for international travel, 2017 represented a year spent enjoying destinations and activities closer to […]