Tag Archives: landmarks

There’s more to Florida besides Disney World!

The Magic Kingdom acts like a huge magnet to anyone with children, especially for families planning a trip during the winter school vacation time. Marketing for all the major Orlando attractions is very strong, particularly in the Northeast, and few … Continue reading

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Time to Plan your Fall Foliage Trip

Despite the drought conditions in the Midwest, the New England rain this summer was adequate and the projections for the fall foliage is that it will be a spectacular show. Yankee Magazine keeps an updated Foliage Map on the Internet … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: Identify the State Capitols

A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I.  Hint: all have been visited by me in the past year and shown on this blog. Okay….here are the states…see if you can match them up and list the names of … Continue reading

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Time Change and Body Clock

I’m an early bird and very rarely sleep past 6:00a.m. even when I  can. Gets me a bit annoyed sometimes, but at home I can at least go do something quietly and get going on my day. When we travel, … Continue reading

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Beacon of Hope

The Statue of Liberty, a gift from from the people of France to the people of the United States in 1886 was designated a National Monument in 1926. Together with Ellis Island, it is called Liberty Park and is the symbol … Continue reading

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A special day in Colorado Springs

Seeing the horrible photos of the fires devastating Colorado Springs I can’t help but feel involved. We lived in Pueblo for 6 months and spent a lot of time in the Springs. In fact, our wedding night was in a … Continue reading

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Back Street Wanderings

Today I was searching through my photos of our 2010 trip to Dubrovnik, Croatia for a specific location and the play of the warm Adriatic light on the stone walls and terracotta roofs of the city reminded me how nice a trip … Continue reading

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Child Centered Trip….NOT!

We started travelling when I was 3 years old and I know there probably were plenty of times I sat there, stuck in the middle of the backseat of the 1955 Chevy station wagon, that my inner voice screamed, “ARE … Continue reading

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New York Subway

I grew to be comfortable with the subway system in New York City pretty young and to this day have never taken the bus. The bus system is also mapped nicely and SHOULD be easy for me to use. It … Continue reading

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Exploring off the Beaten Track

Where do most visitors to a major city go?  Guidebooks, websites and travel agents are quick to suggest lists of “must see” places.  I am not pooh poohing those lists or those places.  But I want to suggest that not every … Continue reading

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