Category Archives: Destinations

Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers 2021

Every year we receive unsolicited books, as well as interesting service and product samples. We read and test them, and those we like are recommended here in our annual Holiday Gift Guide.  Out of nineteen entries this year, we are pleased to present the following thirteen items for your gift-giving consideration in 2021. Audubon NATURE …

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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is 100 Years Old Today

It was on this day in 1921 that the United States interred an unknown soldier from World War I into the ground in Virginia. Many Americans have died for their country since that solemn event 100 years ago. There are many historical destinations in the United States, but to Americans, few have the emotional relevance …

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“Howdy Pardner,” Welcome to Pioneertown

Last week the mid-day temperatures in the Palm Springs area of California finally dipped below 100 for the first time in months. We always tell people that even when the thermometer heads north of 100, it isn’t all that unpleasant. Low humidity makes the experience like a nice dry sauna and not at all like …

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Smokin’ Camels in the Nevada Desert

Have you ever noticed that the beautiful state of Nevada has an abundant collection of oddities? Maybe that’s why we keep going back – there is always something fun, unusual, and quirky to write about in the wide-open Silver State. Because of Covid, last year there was a significant annual event missing in Nevada. We …

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Exploring the Oregon Coast

We haven’t beaten the Chinese Virus yet, but many of us are stretching and taking short trips to drive to places on our “must see” list. We spend our summers in Oregon and there is plenty to see along its rugged coast. Much of the U.S. Oregon coast is made up of miles of pristine …

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You, the Stars, and Vasquez Rocks

With the Covid virus keeping us housebound for a year, and judging by the huge increase in streaming TV subscribers, we have all viewed more than our share of TV shows and movies. It’s time to get active. We know from past correspondence that many of our readers are interested in the locations where movies …

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Getting Back Into Travel Adventures Post Covid-19

When you decide you are again ready for a new travel adventure, and you have already tried sky diving, hot air ballooning, and maybe white water rafting – look to the sea, and consider swimming with the sharks. After you read our story and are raring to go, check out the new entry protocols required …

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A Tour of Pearl Harbor: Remembering December 7, 1941

The USS Arizona Memorial is a national monument honoring those who served in the Pacific Theatre during and after the Japanese naval assault on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The memorial structure is built on and directly over the rusted remains of the sunken battleship USS Arizona. This is the final resting place of …

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How to Plan a Storybook “Christmas in Connecticut” 2020 Style

We originally researched and published this article in 2012, and it has proven to be a winter holiday favorite among our readers ever since. We believe there is magic in the air in the small towns of Connecticut at Christmas time. See if you agree. Here is our story: Note: We check every year to …

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Achilleion: For Your Eyes Only

In October 1980 a Hollywood crew descended on the quiet Island of Corfu located between Italy and Greece in the Ionian Sea. The production company filming the 12th James Bond movie, “For Your Eyes Only,” had secured the elegant Achilleion Palace Casino for an important sequence in the film. Thank you James Bond The viewing public is always treated to …

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