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On a May Crater Lake trip, see Crater Lake National Park dressed in snow.

A Spring Visit to Crater Lake National Park

On a May Crater Lake trip, see Crater Lake National Park dressed in snow.

When Alan and I were planning a last-minute Crater Lake trip for late May, we should have known something was up. Three nights at Crater Lake Lodge in southern Oregon’s Cascade mountains? Score! Have you tried to get last-minute reservations at a national park lodge? It’s almost unheard of. Why was Alan able to snag the […]

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Tips for exploring Selinunte on a cruise excursion in Sicily

A Magical Cruise Excursion in Selinunte, Sicily

Tips for exploring Selinunte on a cruise excursion in Sicily

Imagine columns from the ruins of a Greek temple standing amid fields of wildflowers on a perfect spring day. When Alan and I traveled to Selinunte, Sicily, on a Mediterranean cruise excursion with Silversea, that’s exactly what we found. And it was a beautiful reminder that the most magical of travel experiences happen when we least […]

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Visit a national park for good health

Why Visiting a National Park Should be Part of Your Health Routine

Visit a national park for good health

When you’re planning a U.S. National Park adventure, I’m guessing that the health benefits rarely cross your mind. You’re probably anticipating scenic views, wildlife watching and nature experiences that will be part of the trip. But visiting a national park for good health is just as important as the natural beauty that you’ll see. National Park […]

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Morocco Travels

The Good and Bad: A Solo Female Trip to Morocco

Morocco Travels

Morocco is one of those locations that seem to impact people very differently. By most reports, it’s a beautifully chaotic travel destination, that may or may not be for the faint of heart. Unfortunately, it’s also one of those destinations that seem to garner a lot of safety warnings, especially for women traveling alone. Today’s […]

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Visit Lamar Valley in the winter

Visiting Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley in the Winter

Visit Lamar Valley in the winter

For years, I’ve wanted to visit Lamar Valley in the winter, especially to see wolves. Located in the remote northeast corner of Yellowstone National Park, the Lamar Valley is America’s version of the Serengeti. Or so I’ve read. And Highway 212, the only road that’s open to vehicular traffic during Yellowstone’s winter season, just happens […]

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Exploring the iceberg graveyard at Red Island

Exploring the Iceberg Graveyard at Red Island

Exploring the iceberg graveyard at Red Island

On a zodiac tour exploring the iceberg graveyard at Red Island, Greenland, Alan and I don’t expect to find the American Southwest. But red sandstone is exactly what I touch as the raft maneuvers through an arch sticking out from the island. However that’s the end of the similarity. You won’t see an iceberg graveyard […]

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