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Weekend Getaways


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Communing with Nature at Sage Hill Inn and Spa

As my husband and I gazed out from our perch at the Sage Inn & Spa, we spotted the glittering downtown Austin skyline.  Amidst the 88-acre backdrop, we saw a leaping deer, curious rabbit… (more)
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Insider’s California Getaway: Lake Arrowhead

The final leg of the journey from Los Angeles to Lake Arrowhead should be, as the cliché would have it, a walk in the park:  Once off the sea level freeways and interstates (a little over an hour), there’s… (more)
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Discovering Long Branch on the Jersey Shore, a hidden jewel near NYC

It’s part of the Jersey Shore. Gorgeous beach, excellent restaurants, music spilling into the streets. A great discovery so close to home. How could I have spent my life in New York City and never visited Long Branch, New Jersey?… (more)
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Port Townsend, Washington packs a lot of touristic punch

Most Puget Sound marina ports can boast of one or two attraction.But historic Port Townsend, lying along the sheltered south face of the Quimper Peninsula, has a surprising swag of absorbing tourist activities to brag about. Plus, Port Townsend is… (more)
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Fall Festivity at Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Fall is a time for happenings at Francis Ford Coppola Winery. Francis puts it best, saying the winery is a wine wonderland, a park of pleasure where people of all ages can celebrate the love of life. A Masquerade Ball… (more)
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Gladewater: Antique Capital of East Texas

It’s a sunny Saturday afternoon and the city’s antique district is buzzing with browsers, shoppers and the curious. This is Gladewater, the “Antique Capital of East Texas.” Stores along Pacific, Main and other downtown streets feature vintage jewelry, Depression glass,… (more)
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Hunt and Gather with your Mate in Texas

If you seek the thrill of a hunt and rugged play in the wilds with professional guides, teamed with gourmet cooking instruction and luxurious digs, you’ll jump at this creative retreat. Classically-trained chef Georgia Pellegrini, 21st Century hunter and… (more)
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Heading for Cedar Point? Check out Sandusky Ohio’s Other Family Attractions

Sandusky, Ohio, has long been associated with the world-famous Cedar Point with its “best collection of roller coasters on the planet,” specific children’s’ areas, live shows and beach-front resorts. Cedar Point is, of course, a seasonal amusement park: spring, summer… (more)
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Sunshine, Sea, and Love’s Caresses in San Diego

With spectacular scenery, sun-drenched beaches, world-class restaurants and luxury resorts, San Diego calls to all lovebirds looking for a romantic getaway. This February, special Valentine’s Day offerings from San Diego hotels and resorts make it the perfect time to treat… (more)
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Too Many Cooks Make the Broth Better!

Give your Valentine the gustatory gift of love this year: a ‘Supper Club’ Valentine’s weekend at Hotel Matilda, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico showcases the culinary brilliance of three of Mexico’s top chefs. Hotel Matilda is setting the table… (more)
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Bucket List Adventure: Shrek those halls!

Breaking bread with an ogre or sluicing down a 20-foot chute of solid ice may not be on your holiday bucket list – but you can bet it’s on your kids’ and grandkids’ wish list, along with the chance to… (more)
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Camp Getaway

Six months ago, when I first Googled ‘Camp Getaway’ and discovered Patti Londre’s brainchild, I knew that I would have to hone my powers of persuasion in order to convince my Los Angeles-based best friend to participate in the adventure.… (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: Sonoma is the place for life list overachievers

An hour north of San Francisco, Sonoma sits at the confluence of several bucket list adventures. For fans of director Alfred Hitchcock, it harbors the setting where scenes from his 1963 horror classic, “The Birds,” were filmed at Bodega and… (more)
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A Romantic Step Back in Time

Back in the 1970’s, my husband and I were high school sweethearts–bound together by heavy hearts and raging hormones. For two years we were never apart –dating, doting and devoted, from skiing the slopes of Grouse Mountain to strolling the… (more)
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Welcome to the Garden

Before me lay a treasure of flowers, foliage, imagination and ingenuity as I entered the Huntsville Botanical Garden in Huntsville, Alabama. Offered a 112 acres of nature’s finest coupled with man’s artistic talents, my biggest question was where to begin.… (more)