Across the USA

Electric Desert (12 Photos)

Driving around AZ, you will see many Saguaro’s on the roadside. This iconic desert native greets you with what looks…

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How To Get Your Teen Daughter To Hike A Mountain…And Like It

Convincing my teenage daughter to hike Pinnacle Peak Mountain turned out to be more than family travel, it was a…

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Wander Hollywood

Now that I've been here about 2 and a half years, you can take my lessons learned if you want…

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Travel Tips for Flagstaff Arizona Snowbowl

About a week ago, we took a road trip from Phoenix to the Grand Canyon National Park via Flagstaff, Arizona…

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Boston Public Library

If you had told me ten years ago that M & I would be living on opposite coasts, I would…

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Summer Lasts Forever at Surf City

Summer lasts forever in Surf City. Also known as Huntington Beach, this place brings the promise of never-ending candy-colored summer…

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Sunset at Joshua Tree

It was another spontaneous trip to Joshua Tree,  We decided in less than 12 hours that we would drive out…

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Street Art LA

Last Sunday morning, we did something completely different: we explored the street art in LA in the Los Angeles Arts…

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Views from the Space Needle

Space Needle in Seattle just opened the weekend before I was there! For the first time in half a century,…

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Love, Wine, Rock ‘N Roll

As soon as I saw the plastic flamingos in the window and the electric guitars on the walls, I knew…

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Road Trip To Arizona from Chicago

A photo gallery of my travels driving across the country from Illinois to Phoenix. Pinch me.  This is real now. …

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Hetch Hechy, Another Option for Yosemite

Not many people realized Hetchy Hechy is another option when visiting Yosemite National Park. Honestly, I didn’t know this existed…

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Driving the Apache Trail

My sisters said let’s go for a drive on the Apache Trail! We piled in my Acura MDX and head…

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Shopping in Ojai: Fig Curated Living

Step inside this amazing shop called Fig in Ojai part eclectic, bohemian, philosophical shop this is a wonderland for every…

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Hiking Barker Dam at Joshua Tree

When I heard that Barker Dam was also known as Big Horn Dam for all of the big horned sheep…

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Why Boston Gardens is a Must See

“You will never be completely at home again because part of your heart will always be elsewhere. That is the…

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Morning Coffee with Half Dome

I’ve written previously about my goal not just to see Yosemite, but to experience Yosemite.  We started out with the…

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Finding Freedom in Historic Concord (25 Photos)

Travel is awesome, but all this is empty without the sense of meaning behind it. No better place to remember…

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Kimball’s Farm, Massachusetts

Eating Ice Cream on a Hot Summer Day at Kimball’s This is the stuff American Summer Nostalgia is made of.…

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Life In A Little New England Town

The best part of travel is who you get to experience it with “My life was being raised in a…

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