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A Memorable Visit to 5 National Parks in Arizona, Nevada and Utah

A Memorable Visit to 5 National Parks in Arizona, Nevada and Utah

December 26, 2012 No Comments Circling the southwest’s national park corridor from the edges of Arizona and Nevada throughout Southern Utah is one of my favorite trips. Some travel sites will recommend you take up to twenty-one days for this itinerary, and some of you reading this will think that it’s too much to see and do in such a ...

 

The Dreamscape of Arches National Park, Utah

The Dreamscape of Arches National Park, Utah

November 21, 2012 No Comments We were looking for double arch. I was told that’s where Indiana Jones stood as a child in film number three. I confess, all I can remember from the series is Harrison Ford and the massive boulder hurtling down after him, which I know didn’t happen in Arches National Park.  I also vaguely remember a ...

 

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Vacation at the Desert Springs Marriott Villas, Palm Desert, CA

Vacation at the Desert Springs Marriott Villas, Palm Desert, CA

August 6, 2012 No Comments Palm Desert, California is a very popular destination for snowbirds looking to escape the cold weather during the winter months. With hundreds of golf courses within minutes driving time, a wide range of accommodations from budget motels to five star resorts, plentiful recreational attractions, abundant shopping and dining, and stunning natural beauty, this desert oasis ...

 

Family Fun at the Food Truck Festival in Santa Anita, CA

Family Fun at the Food Truck Festival in Santa Anita, CA

July 19, 2012 No Comments The City of Angels has become synonymous with the food truck. Spend any amount of time in our fair city and you’re sure to spot them rolling down the street, restaurants-on-wheels catering to as many different types and taste-buds as there are people in our city of 12 million. No longer simply humble “taco trucks” ...

 

Mulberry Phosphate Museum and Homeland Heritage Park: Mulberry, Florida

Mulberry Phosphate Museum and Homeland Heritage Park: Mulberry, Florida

June 27, 2012 No Comments Dad and I recently found ourselves stuck in Lake Wales, Florida, a tiny town an hour away from Lakeland, where I grew up. As days turned into weeks, we decided to take advantage of our location and explore the region. It’s a good thing we did, or we never would have discovered the Mulberry Phosphate ...

 

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A Puerto Rico Family Vacation

A Puerto Rico Family Vacation

June 20, 2012 No Comments Looking for an island vacation that you and your family will love as much as Hawaii, but want something completely different? Try Puerto Rico. As a U.S. commonwealth, you won’t need a passport, prices are reasonable, and it’s an easy flight two hours out of Miami.  Best of all along with beautiful beaches and plenty ...

 

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Depot Museum: Central Florida History in Lake Wales, Florida

Depot Museum: Central Florida History in Lake Wales, Florida

June 19, 2012 No Comments Dad and I love the full-time RV lifestyle. Whether we are exploring big cities or discovering tiny towns, we always find something to do. Generally, however, our tolerance for small towns is limited to just a few days. By the end of the first week, we’re ready for some big city excitement. Through no fault ...

 

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Spook Hill: A Vintage Roadside Attraction in Lake Wales, Florida

Spook Hill: A Vintage Roadside Attraction in Lake Wales, Florida

June 16, 2012 No Comments When they find out that we RV travel full-time, people generally ask Dad and me two basic questions: How do you decide where to go, and what do you do when you get there? Our standard response to the first is, we make it up as we go along. For the second, we can have ...

 

Mojave National Preserve – Family Fun off the Grid

Mojave National Preserve – Family Fun off the Grid

June 7, 2012 1 Comment We’re intrepid desert explorers. In fact, I was off-roading in Death Valley when I was pregnant with my daughter, and perhaps it was that experience that led to a life long love of California desert views and trips with expanses of sand and parades of cactus included. The Road Untraveled – Mojave National Preserve One ...

 

A Trip to the Movies – Hollywood Style

A Trip to the Movies – Hollywood Style

June 2, 2012 No Comments So you’ve taken your children to the multi-plex. You’ve attended a movies-in-the-park night screening a Disney film. Your children sit still, or fall asleep comfortably in the middle of a film. You’re ready for something a little more memorable. The El Capitan Theater If you live in the Los Angeles area, there are some wonderful ...

 

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