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July 4, 2015
99th Annual Creamery Picnic Parade

From Donna: Happy 4th of July holiday weekend from hot, dry Montana. Alan and I don’t have any special plans, but there will be hamburgers for two, and watermelon, on our patio tonight. All fireworks have been declared illegal because of the extreme heat and dryness in Western Montana. How will you be celebrating the […]

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Top Five Apps for Summer Cruise Travel

July 2, 2015
Silver Spirit Cartagena

Summer time travel means different things to different people. However, for most of us it means enjoying a bit of down time either relaxing at home or traveling to beautiful destinations. Of course, for those avid cruisers out there, summer cruise travel means relaxing in a luxurious suite, long stretches of time at the pool […]

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Enter the Great AmericInn Adventure Contest and Win a Free Hotel Stay

June 28, 2015
jolly green giant statue

SELFIE PRIZE PATROL: SEEKING WILD AND WACKY VACATION PICS! Have a phone filled with hundreds of crazy selfies? Love to travel to goofy places? Well, you’re in luck because the good people over at Great AmericInn are giving away one night at any AmericInn location. All you need to do is send in a photo […]

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News for the Week

June 27, 2015
Hiking advice for the baby boomer

From Donna: We’re experiencing extra hot weather here in Montana. From looking at the weather map, it seems that much of the U.S. is broiling. If you’re out recreating, don’t forget to drink plenty of water. One of the unfortunate results of aging is that we can become dehydrated more quickly. Starting out early in the […]

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Five Funky Things To Do in the Florida Keys

June 25, 2015
Sunset in Key West, Florida

On a Florida Keys road trip, as a guest of The Florida Keys and Key West, I expected to indulge in tasty seafood, treat myself to key lime pie, appreciate early American history, go charter fishing and photograph numerous sunsets. While I found all of this and more, what I didn’t expect to find were the […]

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News for the Week

June 20, 2015

From Donna: Thursday, Alan and I traded hiking for some 4WD exploring in the Sapphire Mountains of the Bitterroot National Forest. We drove slowly with the windows rolled down to the sounds of tires crunching, birds calling and insects humming. Every so often, we stopped to get out of the car and stretch our legs. […]

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Hiking to Lower Calf Creek Falls in Grand Staircase-Escalante

June 17, 2015
lower calf creek falls-9

Waterfall hikes are a treat in the rugged high desert of the American Southwest. On a visit to Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Alan and I discovered one of the best. The hike to Lower Calf Creek Falls is our favorite memory from a road trip along Scenic Byway 12, a designated All American Road at […]

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News of the Week

June 13, 2015
Wildflower from Blodgett Canyon Trail in Hamilton, Montana

From Donna: If you checked my Instagram account last weekend (don’t forget to follow me), then you know that we really did go hiking in Blodgett Canyon last weekend. As you can tell from the photo above, the wildflowers were magnificent. So, if you live in the northern hemisphere, get outdoors to see the wildflowers […]

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Learning to Blend Wine at Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery

June 11, 2015
Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery in Ronda, North Carolina

How are wines made? Would you like to learn how they are blended to create the perfect mix of acidity, tannin, sweetness, fruit and body? You can do that at Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery in Ronda, North Carolina. When Visit Winston-Salem introduced me to the culture, history and fine dining of the area, a wine […]

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Cuba Travel Tips

June 9, 2015
Cuban cars

It seems that the travel world has been chomping at the bit to get to Cuba ever since it was announced that some travel restrictions have been lifted. Indeed, the mystery of this previously off-the-beaten-path Caribbean island is incredibly intriguing. Thankfully, today’s guest writer Kay Dougherty, author of Blonde Brunette Travel, shares her first-hand …

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