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Sedona: Red Rocks and Sunsets

Sedona: Red Rocks and Sunsets

September 24, 2015 No Comments Sedona is all about the color red. There are the red skies of sunset, the beautiful red rocks, the red dusty soil that is, let’s admit this right up front, going to get in your kids’ socks and shoes, your car, your accommodations. It’s also red from the blush of pure pleasure you and your ...

 

Maui’s Grand Wailea Resort

Maui’s Grand Wailea Resort

September 15, 2015 No Comments The most striking aspect of Maui’s Grand Wailea Resort is its pools. They call it the Wailea Canyon Activity Pool, though that may be a gross understatement. The pool is actually nine pools on six tiers, all of which are interconnected by water slides and rivers including whitewater rapids, a rope swing, a sand beach, ...

 

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La Posada in Winslow, Arizona

La Posada in Winslow, Arizona

September 1, 2015 No Comments Do the kids know the Jackson Browne penned song the Eagles made famous, “Take it Easy?” If not, it’s time they learned the tune and you took them to Winslow, Arizona, for a visit to the Standin’ on the Corner Park which pays tribute to the song, and the profoundly awesome La Posada hotel. The ...

 

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

August 9, 2015 No Comments It has been said that to contemplate the majesty of nature is to contemplate God. After all, one glimpses the artist within his creation. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are no exception. The mixed-conifer forests of the Sierra Nevada include a diverse array of ponderosa pine, sugar pine, incense-cedar, white fir and groves of ...

 

Best Santorini Beaches & Bay

Best Santorini Beaches & Bay

July 15, 2015 No Comments KAMARI BEACH Let’s face it. White sandy beaches have always had their appeal. But there is something primitively passionate about the black sand of volcanic beaches. The volcanic history of Santorini has produced gorgeous beaches. Unlike the tame and tranquil allure of white powdery sand, Kamari Beach possesses a harsh beauty reminiscent of prehistoric times. ...

 

A Grecian Holiday at Katikies Hotel, Santorini

A Grecian Holiday at Katikies Hotel, Santorini

June 14, 2015 No Comments Built high on the edge of the clifftops of Santorini, Katikies Hotel captures the magic of this Greek Island with sweeping views of the Aegean Sea, whitewashed villas, and old world charm that make a stay here as unforgettable as the island of Santorini itself. Katikies is discreetly opulent with all the modern conveniences of ...

 

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Destination Rome: 5 Iconic Sights

Destination Rome: 5 Iconic Sights

May 29, 2015 No Comments Colosseum Known as the Flavian Amphitheater, the Roman Colosseum once towered over the center of the Eternal City, rising in a splendor of marble, concrete and limestone. It was here that gladiators fought to the death, wild animals were exhibited in staged hunts, and criminals died, all for the entertainment of the bloodthirsty crowd. Its ...

 

Destination London: 5 Iconic Sights

Destination London: 5 Iconic Sights

May 15, 2015 No Comments   Tower of London The walls of this stone fortress have been witness to 1,000 years of history which includes riots, imprisonment, torture, executions, murder, tournaments, coronations and victory celebrations. It houses the Crown Jewels, has served as a Royal Mint, a Medieval Palace, and a Royal Menagerie that included tigers, kangaroos, alligators, bears, monkeys ...

 

Alaska Off the Beaten Path: 4 Scenic Havens

Alaska Off the Beaten Path: 4 Scenic Havens

May 1, 2015 No Comments   Denali National Park & Preserve Denali National Park & Preserve is easily Alaska’s best-known attraction, and one of the country’s most glorious parks. Denali means “the high one” in the Native American language of Athabascan. This is where North America’s highest mountain peak, Mount McKinley (Denali), soars over 20,000 feet into the cloud-wreathed sky. ...

 

Work Camping: Making a Living in an RV

Work Camping: Making a Living in an RV

April 22, 2015 No Comments When people learn that Dad and I travel full-time in an RV, they are invariably full of questions. They want to know how we survive in such a small space, whether we get lonely on the road, and how we decide where to go next. But the first question people ask is almost always, “How ...

 

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