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Chasing Covered Bridges in Marion County

Covered bridges entered Oregon's Willamette Valley during the 19th century along with pioneers settling the Pacific Northwest. Over 400 of these wooden relics of a past time are estimated to have been raised, mostly from 1905 to 1925, but only 51 of these remain...

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Silversmithing in Breckenridge’s Arts District

When I think of Breckenridge, Colorado, I immediately think of skiing, so I wasn’t sure what to do when meeting a group of friends there during the off-season. Imagine my surprise to find myself trying my hand at silversmithing…transforming clay into a silver pendant!...

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Casa Oasis Todos Santos es su Casa

Esta Casa es su Casa – Casa Oasis is your Home Lately many publications are touting the virtues of Todos Santos for visitors. Among these, and hands down the best, is Casa Oasis. Located on the Baja California peninsula 1½ hours from the Los Cabos airport but a world...

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Miramonte Indian Wells Resort and Spa

Miramonte Indian Wells Resort and Spa Getting in the car early I headed to Indian Wells for the Miramonte Indian Wells Resort and Spa and got an early start. Anytime I leave Los Angeles for the Palm Springs area there are certain truths. With a short two-hour drive, I...

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Circling the Tropics – A Baja Sur Road Trip, Part 2

Over the Baja Sur Divide My journey continues... Leaving my vacation home at Casa Oasis Todos Santos and the tropics after 4 days, I drive north and in about an hour reach the crest of my loop. Here the road intersects the Trans-Peninsular highway (BCS-1). A southern...

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Día de los Muertos in Todos Santos

Often confused with Halloween, there's much more to Dia de los Muertos than parties and candy. Today, November 2nd, is All Souls Day by Catholic reckoning, or Dia de los Muertos in the local tradition. The day is celebrated by building ofendas (offering or alters) and...

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The Ghosts of Capitol Hill – Washington D.C.

Dancing statues. A blood stain that cannot be removed. A demon cat. And tragedies galore. It’s all part of the history of our nation’s capital in Washington D.C. I found Washington, D.C. to be a fascinating place. It’s steeped in history, and it’s a hotbed of...

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