Author Archive for Genie Davis

avatarGenie Davis is a multi-published fiction author, screen and TV writer, and travel writer. If it was possible, she'd like to spend every day traveling. www.geniedavis.com
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Canines in Kayenta, Arizona and the wonders of Monument Valley

Canines in Kayenta, Arizona and the wonders of Monument Valley

January 10, 2012 No Comments There’s a Sonic Drive-In that we love in Kayenta, Arizona. It’s right across the road from the motel we stayed in, the clean, utilitarian Hampton Inn Kayenta. Why do we love the drive in? Well, besides the limeades and salt-free fries we’ve come to love, we rescued a dog there. But before I get to that ...

 

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Canyonlands, Utah

Canyonlands, Utah

January 7, 2012 No Comments Canyonlands is a magnificent National Park that’s split in three: one part of it just north of Moab, Utah, and two parts of it substantially south. Either end of the park that you explore results in amazing rock formations, beautiful views, and children with open mouths, wondering at the magical feel of the place. Of ...

 

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Austin at Christmas Time – A Texas Sized Holiday

Austin at Christmas Time – A Texas Sized Holiday

January 6, 2012 No Comments Texans like to say that things are bigger in Texas. Certainly the jubilant holiday feeling in Austin, Texas is both large and contagious, and combined with Austin’s fun outings, the nature trails of Lady Bird Lake, and great music spilling out on every street corner downtown, it’s a fun place to spend at least part of ...

 

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A Snowy Trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico

A Snowy Trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico

January 5, 2012 No Comments A short time after Thanksgiving, the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico brings planned holiday activities to  wonderful, New Mexico style life. The plaza lights up with holiday lights, luminarias line the sidewalk, carols fill the air, many in Spanish, and Santa arrives in a horse drawn sleigh. There’s spiced apple cider, hot chocolate and cookies. ...

 

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Skiing? I thought you said skee ball!

Skiing? I thought you said skee ball!

January 4, 2012 No Comments So exactly what do you do when your small child is so excited about going skiing. Yes, there will be snow! Yes, there will be hot chocolate. Yes, you’ll do it down a mountain – albeit a very small one, safe for small children. And then you arrive, and your child wants to know where ...

 

A Warm Weather Winter Holiday – Scottsdale, Arizona

A Warm Weather Winter Holiday – Scottsdale, Arizona

January 2, 2012 No Comments So maybe your family isn’t so big on snowy holiday vacations. And you can’t quite swing the flights to Hawaii, the Bahamas, or Tahiti this year. What’s a family to do? Try Arizona! Central Arizona’s Scottsdale is close to Phoenix and the museums and restaurants that make Phoenix buzz, but offer a lot of affordable, ...

 

Las Cruces, New Mexico – Off the Beaten Path

Las Cruces, New Mexico – Off the Beaten Path

December 31, 2011 No Comments There are so many famous places to see in New Mexico, from the bats and stalagmites of Carlsbad Caverns to the art and architecture of picturesque Santa Fe, that the smaller towns are sometimes forgotten by visitors to a state that’s nicknamed well as “the land of enchantment.” Las Cruces is one such slightly unlikely ...

 

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Visiting Bisbee, Arizona in Winter Time

Visiting Bisbee, Arizona in Winter Time

December 28, 2011 No Comments We found a great winter get away in the old mining village of Bisbee, Arizona. Less than a hundred miles south of Tucson, there’s historic buildings, a fun small town vibe, a great old hotel, and mountain scenery touched with snow in the winter time. With art galleries, small shops full of unique second hand ...

 

Santa Barbara During the Holidays

Santa Barbara During the Holidays

December 27, 2011 No Comments Many people head to Santa Barbara’s charming coastal community for summer beach going. Or perhaps to take part in art shows or kite flying demonstrations in the spring or fall. We like heading to Santa Barbara in the winter time, when the white lights strung across the main shopping district of State Street and sparkling ...

 

Splurging on Santa – Los Angeles Style

Splurging on Santa – Los Angeles Style

December 25, 2011 No Comments The holiday season brings many indulgences. Rich foods, presents for the kids, decorations for your home, maybe even a special family vacation. Now your children may be clamoring for a visit to the North Pole, but that’s probably not going to be your destination of choice if you do choose to travel this holiday season. ...

 

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