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Machu Picchu – An Emperor’s Estate

Machu Picchu – An Emperor’s Estate

March 17, 2014 No Comments   Lying hidden atop the Andes in the Cusco region of Peru, the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu is one of the most important archaeological sites in South America.     Long ago it provided an estate for the emperor Pachacuti. It was built around the year 1450 but was abandoned a century later ...

 

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Mother’s Beach Marina Del Rey

Mother’s Beach Marina Del Rey

August 29, 2010 No Comments Mother’s Beach, Marina del Rey – that was where my son and I were heading this past Saturday.  It was just the two of us (I’m divorced) and we were off on one of our many local adventures here in Southern California.  With a name like Mother’s Beach, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  All I ...

 

Family Vactions as Big as Texas: Houston

Family Vactions as Big as Texas: Houston

August 22, 2010 No Comments While Texas makes us think of the untamed West with cowboys, shootouts, ghost towns, and the mysterious frontier, our family saw another side of the Lone Star State (its nickname as well as an apt description of Texas’ flag) during our recent vacation in Houston, the largest city in Texas (beating Dallas and the state ...

 

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“Roaming in Rome” Part Two

“Roaming in Rome” Part Two

August 18, 2010 1 Comment Honeymooners and adventurers do not hold a monopoly on vacationing in Rome.   The “Eternal City” also holds a vast number of family friendly activities.  When our vacation was still in the planning stages, I tasked my kids to research places they would want to visit while in Rome.   I was proud of their efforts and ...

 

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“Roaming in Rome” Part One

“Roaming in Rome” Part One

August 17, 2010 1 Comment When planning a family adventure, emphasize “family” by getting your kids’ input. You might be surprised that your kids can actually contribute a great deal and make the process of planning and preparing easier especially, if you are like me—a single parent!  Last January, while packing away the Christmas decorations, I brought up the topic, ...

 

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Kids Rock N Roll in Memphis

Kids Rock N Roll in Memphis

August 14, 2010 1 Comment When you think of Memphis, Tennessee, you naturally think “Rock N Roll,” Graceland, Sun Studio, and everything Elvis. However, would you ever think of Victorian England, Pink Palaces, and Mud?  I recently took along my two grandchildren, Scottie, 12, and Millie, 8 on my annual pilgrimage to Graceland. As you may have guessed I’m a ...

 

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American Airlines Insult to Injury

American Airlines Insult to Injury

August 4, 2010 1 Comment My family planned a reunion trip for the month of February in Hawaii at the Marriott Ko Olina Resort in Oahu.  My husband and I booked first class flights on American Airlines departing LAX and arriving in Honolulu, while our adult children with their spouses and children booked economy/coach on the same flight.  Our reservations ...

 

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