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Category Archives: Reader Stories

Yosemite: The Park for Adrenaline Junkies and Nature Lovers


You can explore the many acres of hiking trails along with the fun activities that Yosemite has to offer; such as horseback riding, trips to Glacier point, swimming, golf, and much more. Read More

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Roadtrip: San Diego to Phoenix = 36 Hours of Inexpensive Baseball Fun

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When it comes to day trips, we Californians are pretty spoiled. With cheap airfares to Vegas, Seattle, and (sometimes) San Francisco, a quick getaway is something that we can afford a few times a year. A day or weekend spent in Temecula, L.A., Palm Springs, or anywhere in between can be the perfect weekend vacation when we need to decompress. Also on the list of places for an easy, inexpensive… Read More

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A Perfect Day Up North Down Under – Cairns, Far North Queensland, Australia!


Large Australian cities – think Sydney or Melbourne – are all very well.  But if like me, you’re seeking a taste of the REAL Australia, head for the tourist capital of tropical Far North Queensland – Cairns! If you can’t find something to do in this laid back northern city on Australia’s east coast amidst some of the most staggeringly beautiful scenery anywhere – well … maybe you should just… Read More

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Medical Tourism: 12 perfect days in Costa Rica


Here is my story of almost two weeks of perfect days in Costa Rica. Last year I found a web site called New Smile Dental in Costa Rica. After investigating with email and phone calls, I encountered only niceness from the people at the dental clinic but so far away. I agreed on a total price for implants and a fixed upper and lower bridge, porcelain, high noble quality. Ex-rays… Read More

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The Excitement of White Water Rafting on a Stag Weekend in Miami


Before settling down to a life in the calm waters of marriage, why not ride the wild river with some of your closest friends in one of America’s most appealing locales? White-water rafting in Miami can be just the activity to get the blood flowing, clear the hangover and leave a whole stag party with a sense of achievement and an experience they’ll never forget. If nothing else, it will… Read More

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Westin St. John Resort & Villas


St. John is the smallest of the three U.S. Virgin Islands, boasting white sand beaches and glistening blue waters. On the shores of Great Cruz Bay lies 47-acres of tropical bliss: Westin St. John Resort & Villas. Whether traveling for a secluded romantic escape or fun family-friendly getaway, the resort offers activities both on and off-site for every traveler’s needs this holiday season. Couples What better way to spend quality… Read More

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Teddy’s Legacy

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1949 Hidden City: Beijing’s Hippest New Spot


Today’s Beijing is an almost schizophrenic mish-mash of history and cutting-edge modernity; ancient culture and youthful energy; traditional customs and punk rock. Along with this new Beijing comes cool, creative places to see and be seen, where young hipsters hang out and party down.

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(Creating) Ecotourism in West Virginia- and you can, too!


My husband and I didn’t set out to have a “Responsible Travel Holiday” in West Virginia… We wound up not only having one, but creating one!

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