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A few years ago we found ourselves docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Founded in 1509 by Spain, it’s the second oldest European capital city of the America. We spent our brief time on the island wandering the curving cobble stone streets gazing at the pastel painted colonial buildings that make remind you Europe. We […]

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California has the 8th largest economy in the world, that’s right…8th. Larger then Canada, Australia and Russia. So what does California do for a capitol — they go all out. Located in central California on the banks of the Sacramento and American rivers is Sacramento, the state capital of California. We started our trip in […]

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We had been married less then a week and headed off the grid for our honeymoon. When I say off the grid, I mean OFF. So far off, we were encouraged to register with the U.S. consulate office, since our destination was considered a “security risk” and the government there was “questionable.” Nevertheless, we headed […]

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Jun-2014

If you find yourself in Bregenz on a beautiful summer day, grab a bike and cycle some of Austria’s most stunning scenery. Start at the lakeside and visit the open theatre’s floating stage built on the shores of Lake Constance. Wander up the cobbled Stadtsteig street to the Oberstadt (Upper Town) to see the many […]

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3 days, 72 hours — was how long our “kid-free” weekend lasted! It was a dreary five-hour drive from Los Angeles to the Bay Area, but the excitement set in as we crossed over the Bay Bridge. We finally arrived in, the City by the Bay, San Francisco. We planned and reviewed our map to […]

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The sun beating down on you, dust blowing across the street, and the sounds of a stagecoach rolling down the street, is it a movie? Nope, its Tombstone, Arizona one of the most famous old west cities left. Visiting the city, you can imagine walking the dusty dirt street waiting for Wyatt Earp to turn […]

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Standing on the top of the scenic overlook peak, we found ourselves underdressed and overwhelmed by the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon/Washington. At over 80 miles long and up to 4,000 feet deep, the gorge was the second National Scenic Area established in 1986 by Congress. Strong winds are common in the area and can […]

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Weather in Colorado is extremely fickle. When planning a road trip to Colorado, we were cautioned to plan for all seasons since it’s even possible to expect snow in May. Well, it just so happens it did snow during our week in Granby and it was breathtakingly beautiful. Have you ever experienced Colorado’s crazy weather? […]

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12
Jun-2014

As I sit here writing this, our two kids are feverishly packing and singing, “Everything is Awesome” while asking every hour if it’s time to leave for LEGOLAND. The small colorful plastic blocks built by the Danes, number around 560 billion, may have taken over our Household. While you’re likely to see us hiking a […]

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10
Jun-2014

What happens when you have limitless money, power and what seems like time on your hands…you build the most lavish and opulent residence in the United States, Hearst Castle. Originally a landholding grant bought by Hearst Family in 1865 at 30,000 acres, the real story of the castle starts in 1919 when William Randolph Hearst […]

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Ever find yourself in Detroit visiting your Great Aunt Gertrude and wish you could go to Bavaria instead? Just a 90-minute drive north on I-75 from Motor City you will find Frankenmuth, Michigan’s Little Bavaria. Settled in the 1840’s by Lutheran settlers from the Franconia region of Germany, the city was one of many Christian […]

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05
Jun-2014

What served 47 years in active duty in the US Navy, visited every ocean in the world, was too big to cross the Panama Canal, and was the 41st of her kind to be made? Give up…I’m talking about the USS Midway–one of the most historic aircraft carriers the U.S. ever had. Now docked in […]

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