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Discovering Carlsbad Caverns: Carlsbad, NM

Discovering Carlsbad Caverns: Carlsbad, NM

July 8, 2011 1 Comment New Mexico’s Carlsbad Caverns National Park is the third largest cave system in the United States and arguably one of the best-known. I am a bit of a cave nut, so when Dad and I planned a Southwestern adventure, Carlsbad Caverns was one of my must-do attractions. We visited just days before a wildfire raged ...

 

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White Sands National Monument and Missile Museum

White Sands National Monument and Missile Museum

July 7, 2011 No Comments Southern New Mexico is an interesting study in contrasts. Barely had the Old West died out, its outlaws and lawmen dead or too old to continue fighting, before the atomic age began. Although the atomic age officially started with the detonation of the first nuclear bombs in Japan during World War II, the groundwork was ...

 

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In the Footsteps of Billy the Kid: Lincoln, NM

In the Footsteps of Billy the Kid: Lincoln, NM

July 7, 2011 No Comments Dad and I are on an extended RV tour of the Southwest this summer, after wintering in Central Florida. Planning a cross-country trip can be tough, especially when many of the best places to see have little or no online presence. So we created a loose schedule based on the big, obvious destinations. Our plan ...

 

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20 Best Small Amusement Parks for Families in the USA

20 Best Small Amusement Parks for Families in the USA

July 5, 2011 2 Comments Small amusement parks are big on fun for families. They can have many advantages over the larger commercialized theme parks: being smaller, they are easier to navigate; they are often less expensive with lower admission fees and food prices; they are less crowded with shorter waits and lines; they are clean and very family-friendly (often ...

 

Staying Green in Florida – Marina Village Resort

Staying Green in Florida – Marina Village Resort

June 28, 2011 No Comments We could spend – and did – a great deal of time touring the beautiful sandy beaches of Florida, and seeking out some green lodging – accommodations that offer environmentally sound lodging. We found ourselves with a plethora of excellent choices. After all, Florida began a green lodging initiative in 2004 through the Department of ...

 

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10 Top Nature Retreats for Families in the USA

10 Top Nature Retreats for Families in the USA

June 27, 2011 No Comments Mountains, rivers and lakes have beckoned with their rustic appeal for ages. Sparkling bodies of water, towering trees, and breathtaking vistas renew the human spirit through the splendor of nature. The following getaways (listed alphabetically) are idyllic retreats where families can reconnect and discover the natural world together. Alderbrook Resort and Spa – Union, Washington ...

 

Wild West Main Street: Bandera, Texas

Wild West Main Street: Bandera, Texas

June 21, 2011 No Comments Bandera, Texas looks like a Hollywood set. Billing itself as the Cowboy Capital of the World, Bandera has changed little since its founding in the 1850s. Just an hour outside San Antonio, Bandera was originally a migrant camp for workers at the local mill. Gradually the town built up around the mill, primarily populated by ...

 

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Remember the Alamo in San Antonio

Remember the Alamo in San Antonio

June 21, 2011 No Comments In virtually every way, San Antonio, Texas is a modern big city. One of the most populous and fastest growing cities in the nation, San Antonio offers medical research facilities, Fortune 500 companies, dozens of schools and colleges, and a mind-boggling array of tourist spots. Looking out over San Antonio’s downtown skyline, it is amazing ...

 

An Unearthly Encounter: Roswell UFO Museum, NM

An Unearthly Encounter: Roswell UFO Museum, NM

June 20, 2011 No Comments Dad and I just love a good mystery. We always make it a point to seek out the odd and the unusual wherever we go. When we decided to head west this summer, Roswell, New Mexico was at the top of my list of places to see. We finally made it earlier this month. The ...

 

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Going Batty in Austin, TX: Bat Cruise

Going Batty in Austin, TX: Bat Cruise

June 20, 2011 No Comments Austin, Texas prides itself on being unusual. In fact, the city’s slogan, proudly repeated by tourists and locals alike, is “Keep Austin Weird.” Despite its status as the state capital, Austin is much more reminiscent of the New Orleans’ French Quarter than a traditional government town. Perhaps the crown jewel in Austin’s “weird” title is ...

 

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