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Ducking into The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

by Jenni Ingersoll on April 5, 2017

I have always loved reading with my children. Some books they selected, I disliked reading repeatedly, others we all happily knew by heart. One such book was Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey. The story of a family of mallard ducks that make a home in Boston Public Garden. This year marks the 75th anniversary of […]

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Riding The Rails on The Northeast Regional

by Jenni Ingersoll on March 29, 2017

My father used to say that the vacation started the moment you left the driveway. Perhaps this was his way of curbing the inevitable, “are we there yet?”, but, I think his philosophy was more the journey is part of the adventure, so relax and enjoy the ride. I took this advice to heart when scheduling a trip […]

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Top Spots to See Wildflowers in Monterey County

by Mary Jo Manzanares on March 27, 2017

From the magic purple carpet to a canyon of calla lilies, springtime is the perfect time to see spectacular, colorful displays of wildflowers throughout Monterey County, California. Here are seven top spots to see wildflowers blooming this spring: Pinnacles National Park: Visitors can hike through a riot of wildflowers at Pinnacles National Park during peak […]

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5 Gorgeous Green Getaways in Northern California

by Mary Jo Manzanares on March 6, 2017

Northern California is blessed with incredible natural beauty. With beautiful State Parks, beaches, and vineyards, a mini-vacation isn’t hard to find. Whether you’re a resident or a tourist, you won’t regret taking some time out to reconnect with nature. We’ve listed some of the best green getaways from San Francisco so that you can find your […]

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10 Free Things to Do in Greater Palm Springs

by Anthony Manzanares on March 1, 2017

The Greater Palm Springs area is popular with rich and famous celebrities, but it has increasingly become popular with retirees looking for warm weather and uncomplicated living. It’s also a top vacation destination for travelers looking for not only warm weather, but golfing, tennis, hiking, and other outdoors and cultural activities. Here are 10 things […]

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Life’s a Beach in Rhode Island

by Jenni Ingersoll on February 27, 2017

Rhode Island is the smallest state in the United States measuring a mere 37 miles wide and 48 miles long.  With 400 miles of coastline, one thing L’il Rhody is not short on is beaches. In fact, it is said that between the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Narragansett Bay, every resident of Rhode Island lives within 30 […]

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Plane Spotting and More at Kansai International Airport

by Mary Jo Manzanares on February 13, 2017

Japan’s Kansai International Airpot (KIX) is located on an artificial island in the middle of Osaka Bay. Opened in 1994, it serves as the international hub for ANA and JAL, as well as Peach, Japan’s first international low-cost carrier. If you’re traveling internationally to the Kansai region (Kyoto, Kobe, Osaka), chances are that you’ll arrive […]

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Trail of Ale in St. Pete/Clearwater, Florida

by Anthony Manzanares on February 1, 2017

You may be familiar with the white-sand beaches, world-renowned museums, and 361 days of sunshine that the Florida gulf coast has to offer. But did you know that the craft beer scene in St. Pete/Clearwater rivals those of the country’s most established beer towns? With more than 27 (and growing) independent breweries making up the […]

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The Craft of Beer in the Napa Valley

by Anthony Manzanares on January 13, 2017

From robust production to the tiniest of nano-breweries, the Napa Valley offers craft beer fans a variety of options to sip and savor their favorite suds. Browse through these selections and then fill up your mug with a tasty choice. Breweries   Napa Smith Brewery – This is Napa County’s only production brewery with an onsite […]

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Girls Getaway in Southern Maine

by Jenni Ingersoll on January 11, 2017

Photo credit: Tony Fischer Photography

 If you are searching for a location for a Girls Getaway, look no further than Southern Maine. Maine’s southern border is an hour from Boston, making travel convenient from many New England cities not only by car, but by train, plane, and even boat. The towns of Ogunquit, Kennebunk, Portland and Freeport are located with in Southern Maine and it is thought to be a year-round destination. Although some businesses […]

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