Entries for April, 2012

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Ace is the Place – Accomodations and Attractions Palm Springs

Ace is the Place – Accomodations and Attractions Palm Springs

April 30, 2012 No Comments We’ve taken many fun trips to Palm Springs over the years. For the pools, the sun, the windmill tours – it’s a beautiful small town nestled in the desert foothills, with a lot of style. One of the new stylish additions to Palm Springs, and surprisingly child-friendly, is the Ace Hotel and Swim Club located ...

 

Arizona Road Trip

Arizona Road Trip

April 27, 2012 No Comments Okay, so we started in Phoenix, Arizona. There was business to do, a really nice hotel with a really nice swimming pool that should keep the kids occupied. And it did, while the business was being conducted. But when a full few days for family fun turned up, we’d had enough fun in the sun. ...

 

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Death Valley California – It Lives

Death Valley California – It Lives

April 25, 2012 No Comments My kids love zombie movies. So of course a place like Death Valley, it must be rife with zombies and dead things. So it must be cool. Well, Death Valley is very much alive, particularly in the spring, when the wildflowers bloom and I’m led to take my family there for a visit. But my ...

 

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Infinity Bay Spa & Beach Resort – Roatan, Bay Islands

Infinity Bay Spa & Beach Resort – Roatan, Bay Islands

April 24, 2012 No Comments Located on one of the best beaches on the island of Roatan in the Bay Islands of the Western Caribbean just east of Honduras, Infinity Bay Spa & Beach Resort is a gorgeous place for families looking for a tropical paradise vacation. The white sandy beaches and warm jewel-toned waters of the Caribbean are perfect ...

 

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Exploring Hoover Dam, Nevada

Exploring Hoover Dam, Nevada

April 22, 2012 No Comments The marvelous Hoover Dam. You hear about this mighty engineering marvel. You’ve seen pictures. You’ve seen movies filmed here.  The next time you are in or around Las Vegas with the family, I highly recommend going and experiencing it for yourself. The Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge There’s a new way to take a look at ...

 

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Gumbalimba Park – Roatan, Bay Islands

Gumbalimba Park – Roatan, Bay Islands

April 20, 2012 No Comments Found in the West Bay area of the Island of Roatan, Gumbalimba Park is a 20-acre nature lover’s delight where visitors feel as though they have been transported back to a prehistoric time like that in the film Jurassic Park with its dense vegetation and sultry atmosphere filled with the haunting sounds of animal cries ...

 

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Arizona Roaming – Monuments and Desert Sites

Arizona Roaming – Monuments and Desert Sites

April 19, 2012 No Comments Arizona has often been a state I drove through on our way to say, Utah, or New Mexico. For years people have told me there is a lot more to see here than the sun drenched pools of Phoenix, the music scene of Tucson, or the red rocks and vortexes of Sedona. So on a ...

 

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Roatan, Bay Islands – A Jewel in the Caribbean

Roatan, Bay Islands – A Jewel in the Caribbean

April 17, 2012 No Comments Legend has it that pirate treasure once buried on the island of Roatan in the 17th century remains hidden to this very day. At least that is what the locals claim as they speak of the island’s history with a gleam in their eyes. Whether or not there is any truth to this folklore remains ...

 

Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert – Rancho Mirage, CA

Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert – Rancho Mirage, CA

April 16, 2012 No Comments In December of 2011, my wife and I took our two young kids to the Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert in Rancho Mirage, California. We were staying at the Marriott Desert Springs Villas in Palm Desert for a much needed getaway just two weeks before Christmas. We were told by a friend that the ...

 

Searching for Samuelson’s Rocks – Joshua Tree National Park, CA

Searching for Samuelson’s Rocks – Joshua Tree National Park, CA

April 13, 2012 No Comments My family and I love driving from our Los Angeles home out to the desert. But even if you’re visiting from far away, taking a drive to the clear blue skies and wide open land of the high and low California deserts so delightfully near the big city, is a special treat. And once you’ve ...

 

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