Gear Up With Backroads

I had the opportunity to participate in a Backroads bicycle tour through the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. On our tour was a writer for TravelAge West Magazine. She summed up

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My Alaska Small Town Adventure

Well folks, I finally made it to Alaska! Southeastern Alaska to be more specific. Haines to be even MORE specific. Where bald eagles abound, salmon flourish and glaciers carve their

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France…Oh La La

While studying for my French Major at the University of Arizona, I had the incredible opportunity of going to Normandy to live with a family for two months one summer.

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Traveling with Pets & Canine Ambassadors

Pet travel has certainly come a long way! There was a time when it was almost impossible to find accommodations that allowed pets. Now, hotels offer menus with gourmet delights,

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Define Luxury

Define a luxury vacation. Is it staying in 5 star hotels, eating at Michelin starred restaurants, driving Ferraris? What about fishing in a small village in Belize, then preparing your

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Time With The T’Boli In The Philippines

In 1994, I spent a month trekking through the Philippines. It was the off season, which is my preference in visiting other countries. Fewer tourists, but one also runs the risk

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‘Culinary Mischief’ and ‘THE {UN}OFFICIAL’

Culinarily speaking…I happened upon one of the most delightful culinary experiences. What if you were invited to a mystery 5-course dinner prepared by an extraordinary Italian chef who has a

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Switzerland is Affordable

Switzerland.  Ahhh, Switzerland! I recently had the opportunity to visit this magical country. I had traveled throughout Europe, but never to Switzerland. There are a lot of pre-conceived notions about

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Iowa – Where the Tall Corn Grows

I recently had the opportunity of traveling to Iowa in America’s heartland. It has been a few years since I ventured into that part of the country and I was

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Cuba and Ice Cream

Cuba is open to U.S. citizens! Stepping through the once closed door is a travel rarity. Visiting this once isolated nation is stepping back in time. On the downside, Cuban

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