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Swimming with Turtles in Maui

Maui and their Memorable Turtles I remember seeing this great poster at the airport, I forget what it was for – as is often the case with advertising – but what stood out were great turtles swimming through the ocean. I’ve always loved the ocean and the idea of...

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The Top 5 Canadian Train Vacations

Canada. Mention the name of this great Northern wonder and most people will think of vast lakes, craggy mountains and wide-open prairies. However, although Canada does have an abundance of natural beauty, there’s so much more to discover. There are cosmopolitan...

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San Miguel at Night (photos)

A Night View of San Miguel de Allende 12 Days and 11 Nights in San Miguel After spending 12 days of exploring San Miguel de Allende in the center of Mexico, I never grew tired of this fantastic city's character and vibe. I was happy to explore and meander the stone...

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The Odd Town of Oatman, Arizona:
A Route 66 Adventure

It is hidden in the Black Mountains of Northern Arizona. The village is part ghost town, tourist stop, and wildlife sanctuary. It was named after a woman who never lived there. I had to travel twenty- six miles from Kingman up a steep and winding part of Route 66 that...

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14,114 feet – Pikes Peak Colorado

Standing miles above sea level, at such an incredible altitude, my gaze is directed past the camera to the striking curve of the Earth. At this point, the air is thin and each step I take is in the direction of less oxygen available than the last – alone, closer to...

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Whitney Plantation: A Different Kind of Tour

The Southern Plantation A Slave Past I’ve visited plenty of plantations in the southern states. Most are beautifully restored homes and the tours focus on the gentility of the antebellum south where the greatest discomfort is owed to corsets and multiple petticoats...

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The Last Stronghold of the Navajo, Canyon de Chelly

Exploring the History and Beauty of the Canyon The last rays of the setting sun painted the canyon walls a deep orange as they turned the bottom of the clouds reddish. I was at Tsegi Overlook taking in one of the classic views of Canyon de Chelly. Tsegi (Say-ih) is...

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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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