A Royally Spooky Weekend Aboard the Queen Mary

The Queen Mary is purportedly one of the most haunted places in California. This luxurious ocean liner, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, sailed the seas from 1936 to 1967 and has carried everyone from glamorous celebrities, to royalty, and dignitaries.  She has even served in World War II as a troopship transporting thousands […]

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Seeking Peace and Finding Mother Nature in Yellowstone

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than she seeks.”      I visited Yellowstone National Park this Autumn with my family and we stayed at the Lake Lodge Cabins located in the park right by beautiful Lake Yellowstone.      The Lake Lodge cabins were very nice and had everything I needed: […]

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A Mini History Lesson In Cebu

Cebu City, known as the “Queen City of the South,” is the oldest city in the Philippines. Travelers here can see relics from the pre-Christian days of the Philippines and ruins of the first Spanish settlement, along side exquisite modern resorts on picturesque island beaches. Though our time in Cebu city was short, I feel like my […]

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Hills of Chocolate and Tiny Tarsiers in Bohol

In the middle of the Visayas region of the Philippines sits Bohol, a little island packed with a ton of fun and unusual things to see. In the Bohol province you will find quintessential beach resorts with swimmers and sun bathers galore, geological wonders like Chocolate Hills, and a culturally enriching experience cruising along the Loboc River.

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Argh Matey! Tall ships set sail for San Diego !

I had a blast at the Festival of Sail this year! Warning: My inner geek is coming out again. When I heard that the tall ships were sailing into the Embarcadero, I knew exactly where I was going to spend a good part of my Labor Day weekend. I MUST have been a pirate in another […]

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