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River Walking in Portland, Oregon

River Walking in Portland, Oregon

July 25, 2011 No Comments Sometimes the simple pleasures are the ones you remember longest, as a family. Sometimes you only need a place to walk along together for awhile in order to savor the beauty of the environment around you and the moment in time when you are together. The climate in Portland, Oregon can be rainy, but even ...

 

The Thing? Mystery of the Arizona Desert

The Thing? Mystery of the Arizona Desert

July 10, 2011 No Comments My love affair with travel began as a small child. Dad was in the Navy, so Mom and I frequently made the journey between Norfolk, Virginia and her parents’ home in Lakeland, Florida. When I was nine, Dad got a civilian job with the Department of Defense. Whenever we could, Mom and I accompanied him ...

 

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Living Desert Zoo & Botanical Garden – Palm Desert, CA

Living Desert Zoo & Botanical Garden – Palm Desert, CA

July 6, 2011 No Comments A mountain lion sleeps in the shade of a rock under a juniper. Lizards bask in the early morning sun, still as statues. Meerkats stand tall, surveying the rugged landscape before them. In this land of subtropical, arid climate, life flourishes among the variety of cactus, sagebrush, palms and tumbleweed. This is The Living Desert: ...

 

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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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New Orleans Museum District: Louisiana Civil War Museum and Ogden Museum

New Orleans Museum District: Louisiana Civil War Museum and Ogden Museum

June 11, 2011 No Comments The New Orleans Museum District has undergone extensive revitalization in recent years, after sinking into neglect toward the end of the 20th century. Well-connected to the rest of the city via the St. Charles streetcar line, the area now contains entirely refurbished loft apartments and interesting restaurants. But the museums remain the central attractions. Anchored ...

 

Off the Beaten Path in New Orleans: Smaller French Quarter Attractions

Off the Beaten Path in New Orleans: Smaller French Quarter Attractions

June 10, 2011 No Comments It would be easy to spend an entire vacation in New Orleans’ French Quarter just shopping, eating and catching the street performers. Bigger attractions like the Audubon Aquarium and Insectarium might grab your attention, or you might wander to the outskirts of the Quarter to visit St. Louis Cemetery Number One. However, no trip to ...

 

Ojai, California – Laid Back Family Luxury

Ojai, California – Laid Back Family Luxury

June 6, 2011 No Comments We loved the green rolling hills of Ojai Not so far from the hustle and bustle of a Los Angeles morning, just off the busy 101 Freeway a hundred minutes away, you’ll find the charming community of Ojai, with its grand, grassy vistas, small town vibe, and elegant resorts.It’s a great place for small children ...

 

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Picking Accommodations for Your Family

Picking Accommodations for Your Family

February 25, 2011 No Comments After I know where my family wants to go, the very first thing I do when planning a family vacation is to decide where we’re going to stay. For us, that comes before researching inexpensive air fare or travel routes. Pick a destination, find a good hotel, bed and breakfast, rented apartment or condo, motel ...

 

Harlem Globetrotters: 85 Years of Comedy Exhibition Basketball

Harlem Globetrotters: 85 Years of Comedy Exhibition Basketball

February 19, 2011 No Comments Despite their name, the Harlem Globetrotters actually got their start in Chicago. Although the team’s roots are shrouded in obscurity, it appears to have been founded at the Savoy Ballroom, a popular dance club that opened in 1927. The team name changed several times, but was officially the Harlem Globetrotters by 1929. According to Globetrotters ...

 

Gardens, An Ocean View, and Tacos: One Day Getaway to San Diego

Gardens, An Ocean View, and Tacos: One Day Getaway to San Diego

February 18, 2011 No Comments Sometimes you just wanna get away, just like the Southwest Airlines commercial proclaims. But sometimes you don’t want to fly, have a limited budget, and a limited amount of time. For those of you living in or visiting Southern California, here’s a two day/one night trip that makes for a relaxing family get away. First ...

 

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