Spend a Long Weekend in Memphis

When I was accepted to attend BlogHouse Memphis, I was delighted that the organizers accepted my application. However, I have to admit that I was less excited about the Bluff City. Not that I would turn down a trip anywhere but I thought of Memphis as a Nashville knock-off. But…

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10 Things You Don’t Know About Tijuana

While you may have an image in your mind of Tijuana, there are things you likely have all wrong about this city. Let’s face it the picture painted by the media and Hollywood of Tijuana can be grim. In many ways, this is simply inaccurate.  Tijuana is no longer a…

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Where to Eat, Stay and Play in Rosarito

I first visited Rosarito, a delightful beach community about an hour south of San Diego in 2016. This is how I described it then: “This town has all the makings of a great little Spring Break town, likely because it was exactly that prior to the economic collapse of 2008. However,…

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Where to Eat and Sleep in Valle De Guadalupe

Seemingly overnight, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja’s Wine Country has exploded on the scene with some amazing places to eat, sleep and sample the local wine. Commonly known as “Valle,” the region is located just two hours south of San Diego in Baja California, Mexico. Valle is easily accessible from both…

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Rocky Point’s Budding Art Community

Rocky Point (AKA Puerto Penasco, Mexico), a lovely beach town just a few hours south to Scottsdale and Tucson AZ, offers beautiful sand beaches and a budding art community. However, it is not the kind of art community where galleries and museums are all concentrated in one area. Interested Gen…

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Tips for Traveling with Chronic Illness

It seems, these days, everyone knows at least one person with a chronic illness. This could be diabetes, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis or any number of other incurable diseases or disorders. Some people with such illnesses choose not to travel or cannot because of their condition. But many do…

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Hacienda Del Sol: Where Gardens, Art and Nature Meet

Despite all the beauty nature offers in the Arizona desert, Hacienda Del Sol Luxury Guest Ranch Resort has managed to enhance the natural aesthetic the setting offers with gardens and art.  They have flawlessly incorporated the art, architecture, and gardens into the natural landscape. **Disclaimer: This was a hosted trip, however, all…

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The Best of Ensenada

Whether you are visiting Ensenada Mexico as a port-o-call during a cruise or you are doing a weekend escape you will find plenty to do. In many ways, Ensenada is like other coastal Mexican towns that welcome cruisers and vacationers. Like Cancun and Cozumel, to name a few, there are…

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Fall Fun for All at Milburn Orchards

Autumn arrived this past weekend in Cecil County MD (although not officially) with a chill in the air almost as if on cue for the start of Milburn Orchards’ Fall Festival Weekends. Every Saturday and Sunday through the end of October, Milburn Orchards will host a different themed event. This…

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Affordable Cape May

At the southern-most tip of New Jersey sits Cape May, the Nation’s Oldest Seashore Resort, which bears the distinction of being a National Historic Landmark. Shaded streets lined with Victorian homes and functioning gaslights, are the hallmark of this seaside retreat. Twenty-five years ago, Cape May was a sleepy little…

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State Fair or County Fair? You Be the Judge.

There are certain things that you can expect at any agricultural-based county or state fair: the smell of carney food, livestock, 4-H exhibits and the thrill of the Midway. This month (July) you have your pick between the Cecil County (Maryland) Fair and the Delaware State Fair. I had the…

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