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Seven of America’s Best State Parks

January 29, 2015
Custer State Park

It’s no secret that we are huge fans of visiting US National Parks whenever we can. From Yellowstone to Glacier National Park, we’ll take any opportunity to explore our country’s greatest natural resources. However, while national parks tend to get a lot more attention, state parks often fly below the radar, which is quite a […]

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Saturday’s scene: Fall on the Glenn Highway

September 27, 2014
Fall on the Glenn Highway in Alaska

When Alan and I planned our Alaska Highway road trip, we weren’t thinking about fall color. But that’s exactly what we found in the first week of September while driving the Glenn Highway, also known as the Tok Cutoff. The paved road travels 328 scenic miles between Tok and Anchorage. And the portion of the highway […]

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Saturday’s scene: Dancing With Water

June 7, 2014
Impression West Lake Hangzhou China

Magnificent? Astounding? Spectacular? None of these adjectives come close to describing Impression West Lake in Hangzhou, China. Performers dance on stages that are set 3 cm into the Yuehu Lake—a natural part of West Lake—as they portray the Han folk story of Lady White Snake and Xu Xian. A dazzling light display turns the lake’s natural surroundings […]

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Top Four Madrid Parks Guaranteed to Ease Your Spring Fever

March 20, 2014
Blooming Almond Trees in Madrid

Although some may have you believe that Paris in springtime is the only place to be, this adopted Madrileño will always opt for a Spanish springtime. Of course, it’s undeniable that the French capital comes alive during the spring, but there’s just something about a blooming Madrid this time of year that warms the heart. […]

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Scenes From the Sea: Crossing the Atlantic Week 3

February 22, 2014
Mimosas for breakfast on Silver Spirit

During week 3 of our Atlantic crossing aboard Silver Spirit, we departed Funchal and headed across the ocean to Bermuda and eventually Ft. Lauderdale. Crossing the Atlantic Week 3 is all about the luxury of six days at sea. With beautiful weather for most of the crossing, we opted for breakfast on the back deck […]

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Scenes from the Sea: Crossing the Atlantic Week 2

November 23, 2013
Walking in Cartagena, Spain

The second week of cruising from Rome to Ft. Lauderdale has been mostly about Spain as we cruise from Barcelona to Funchal, Maderia, and beyond. Ports (several of them are repeats for us) have included Valencia, Cartagena, Malaga, Gibraltar and Funchal. Sail along with us in this photo essay of highlights from crossing the Atlantic […]

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Scenes from the Sea: Crossing the Atlantic Week 1

November 15, 2013
Breakfast view of Livorno, Italy

After 12 days touring Southern Italy, Alan and I have boarded the Silversea ship, Silver Spirit, for our ride back to the U.S. On this first week’s segment, we’re exploring Mediterranean ports from Rome to Barcelona. We hope you’ll enjoy our photo essay of Scenes from the Sea: Crossing the Atlantic Week 1. And stay […]

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Scenes From the Road: Southern Italy Week 2

November 8, 2013
Alan and Donna Hull in Trani, Italy

Authentic food, small town ambiance and off-the-beaten-path discoveries best describe this week’s photo essay from our visit to Italy’s heel. During southern Italy Week 2, Alan and I experienced slow travel at its best. Enjoy our photos as a teaser for articles to come: We couldn’t stop smiling in Trani. Beautiful weather added to a […]

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Scenes from the Road: Southern Italy Week 1

October 26, 2013
Explore Subiaco

Updated: 10.01.2014 While Alan and I are traveling on our Visiting Italy’s Heel adventure (#bellaitalia), we’ll be posting weekly photo updates. Since time and internet connections are tight, we won’t waste any precious seconds introducing you to Southern Italy Week One: Claudia Fontana from Italy A La Carte met us in Rome for the drive […]

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Saturday’s scene: Standing in the Fireweed

October 12, 2013

When Alan and I planned our Alaska Highway road trip adventure, we hoped to see lots of wildlife. Were the highways brimming with animal sightings? Not really. Our total count of wildlife viewings on the road were 3 black bears on the Cassiar Highway, a bald eagle near Dawson city and the reindeer pictured above. […]

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