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Stay in Round Rock to Avoid Austin Traffic

Because I travel frequently from Dallas down to Austin, a roundtrip on I-35 South of just under 400 miles, a favorite new ploy is to stay north of the city. That’s the easy way to avoid the horrendous mid-town traffic.… (more)
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Traveling with Toddlers:Essentials every parent should pack

To say that traveling with children under school age is a challenge might be the understatement of the year. However, traveling with toddlers can also be some of the most rewarding, heartwarming travel you’ll ever experience. To see the world… (more)
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No ghosts at Terlingua Chili Cook-off

For years I had heard tales about the wild, “return to the old West” adventures enjoyed by friends (mostly men) attending the annual Terlingua chili cook-off.  Held in the legendary Terlingua Ghost Town in remote southwest Texas, the annual… (more)
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Arizona Adventures

My husband and I recently spent five days in Arizona, visiting two places that had been on both our bucket lists. Our first stop in The Grand Canyon State was too long overdue.  We were finally… (more)
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Timely guide helps plan National Park visits

Just in time for the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, and to help families plan their spring/summer trips, there’s a new guide available. The 8th edition of the National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States has everything… (more)
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Galveston Still a Family Favorite

There may be lovelier beaches and more luxurious resorts than those found in Galveston, but for my North Texas family, Galveston Island was always our favorite destination for fun in the sun. For one thing, it’s the fastest way to… (more)
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Driving the Texas Gulf Coast

My husband and I enjoyed an unforgettable travel experience in April. We spent four relaxing days in our Galveston condo on the beach before driving down the Gulf Coast to Aransas County. We were invited by the Rockport/Fulton Chamber of… (more)
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5 Day Trips Families Should Take In Louisiana This Summer

Summer is a time for exploration and discovery.  The state of Louisiana has lots to offer, so I thought I’d share five of my favorite destinations and experiences.

#5 : Visit the Mardi Gras Museum in Lake Charles

Mardi… (more)
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Touring Topless along the Great River Road in Onalaska, Wisconsin

They’ll be quite a sight as they drop their tops, run over the bluffs and drive deep into the coulees Aug. 15-18, 2013. Some 200 topless cars and 400 happy, waving people will drive roller-coaster back roads, stop at off-the-beaten-track… (more)
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Visiting Myanmar’s capital is no longer restricted

My husband and I have visited Myanmar six times. We have been to Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, LakeInle, Kalaw, Maurk U, and each year we ended with at Amazing Resort in NgapaliBeach.  I had read and heard about the new… (more)
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Follow in the footsteps of Animal Planet’s Turtleman

Ernie Brown, Jr., aka the Turtleman, has faced down many a vicious animal, including giant snapping turtles, snakes, skunks, raccoons and wild hogs, in most cases trapping the critters with his bare hands. But a trail in Lebanon, Ky., named… (more)
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Bucket List Adventure: New water coaster, shows and hologram come to Dollywood

Tennessee’s first and only water coaster splashes down with lots of fanfare – not to mention hairpin turns and daring drops. An entire season of new entertainment takes visitors around the world, from India, China and Merry Olde England and… (more)
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Railroad Hero’s 150th Birthday Observed in Year Long Celebration

In Jackson, Tennessee — a city of 65,000 situated halfway between Nashville and Memphis — the memory of a railroad hero is kept alive at the Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum. This year, Jonathan Luther “Casey” Jones would have… (more)
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Eureka! Spring Break in the Ozarks

Point your mouse to Eureka Springs for a March diversion with your lover, friends or extended family. This quaint Victorian village of 2,000 tucked away in the Arkansas Ozarks is a fresh respite from the ordinary and certain cure for… (more)
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Guilt Trip through the eyes of a Jewish Mother

Even before I saw this movie, I knew I would love it. After all, I have been a Jewish mother for forty years. And although I have never taken a road trip with my son , I would jump at… (more)
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Napa calls!

Those golden hills were our constant escort from LA on Labor Day.  Scorched nut trees and grapevines marched north. Fruit trees, cotton and cows challenged the dustbowl.  The aqueduct snaked near the 5 freeway teasingly. It’s a trip… (more)
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Bucket List Adventure: Taste your way along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Tradition, limestone and a little bit of magic. These are the key ingredients needed for good Kentucky bourbon and Kentucky, being the place where 97 percent of the world’s bourbon is made, has lots of good Kentucky bourbon. They’ve been… (more)