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7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Oaxaca

by Guest Contributor on May 15, 2017

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Oaxaca has become my favorite town in . Almost unknown to travelers during my first visit in 2006, it now welcomes visitors from around the world, including many North American expats and snowbirds. Yet it still retains the feeling of an authentic Mexican town. If you want everyone to speak English, go to instead. Without […]

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Tampa Bay: A Taste of Cuba in the U.S.

by Anthony Manzanares on May 8, 2017

With all the emphasis on travel to – and yes, we really do want to go there – don’t overlook the Cuban food, history, and culture that you can find right here in the United States. Most travelers typically think of when it comes to Cuban culture in the U.S., but Tampa Bay’s relationship …

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4 Georgia Beaches to Discover

by Mary Jo Manzanares on May 3, 2017

Travelers weary of overdeveloped and crowded beaches will find the perfect remedy on Georgia’s Atlantic coast. Whether the destination is one of Georgia’s famous Golden Isles, a windswept national seashore like Cumberland Island, or the diverse experience that is Tybee Island, there’s a place where the shore is calm and uncrowded. 1 – Cumberland Island National […]

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Philadelphia in the Movies

by Anthony Manzanares on May 1, 2017

The City of Brotherly Love has starred in numerous blockbuster movies, showcasing the city’s iconic sights. For film buffs, it’s the perfect guide for exploring Philadelphia’s historic, culturally rich and ever-growing neighborhoods which are the fabric of the city. Here’s how you can discover Philadelphia’s innovative spirit through the movies. and : “Rocky,” “,” “,” […]

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Exploring History and Politics in Washington, D.C.

by Jenni Ingersoll on April 26, 2017

Washington D.C. offers an array of memorials, museums, and attractions to explore for those wanting to learn more about the history and workings of the United States. Many government offices are open to the public and available for tours, free of charge. Prior to visiting, I strongly recommended that you contact your local congressman or senator to secure tour tickets […]

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See Norway by Rail

by Guest Contributor on April 14, 2017

Given Norway’s rightly earned reputation as an expensive country to visit, it may surprise you to learn that the best way to see the country’s spectacular scenery is also one of the cheapest. Long distance rail journeys can be booked in advance for as little as $25. Here’s how you can slow down and choose […]

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The Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

by Jenni Ingersoll on April 12, 2017

The Smithsonian Institution is the collective name for the world’s largest research and museum complex. Of the 19 museums, galleries and zoological park that comprise the Institution, most are found in Washington, D.C. with the majority located on the National Mall. The National Mall is the area of D.C. between the Lincoln Memorial and the Capitol Building with the Washington Monument right in between the two. […]

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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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