Adventure Travel

A Little Writing Education in Oxnard, California!

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Every once in a while it is good to learn a little about the craft.  I took advantage of a chance to attend the North American Travel Journalist Association’s (lovingly called NATJA) annual conference held in beautiful and historic Oxnard California along the Pacific central Coast.  What’s not to love about an organization that combines […]

Ventura Pier - view, sea and seafood

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In an art gallery in downtown Ventura my friend Linda and I saw a picture of a long pier stretching out into the water and it caught our interest. When we saw a second picture in another shop we asked what pier this was and found we were only a few miles away from the […]

Amelia Island in a day

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Beautiful, peaceful, scenic and I want to go back are my thoughts on Amelia Island.  Needless to say, Amelia Island and the Fernandina Historic District deserves much more than just a day of your time.  But since this is what we had, we made the most of it on our trip to Northern Florida.  My […]

Family travel- generations of fun

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  A family vacation, a generational trip takes on a different meaning that traveling with your children or your parents when they are young. A recent trip with my son and his wife and one this spring with my daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren offered insights into the lives they lead together minus us. We learned […]

Casa Marina Historic Hotel Revisited!

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I came to this beautiful historic hotel a few year’s ago with my friend Rose.  When I had a chance to return with my husband Keith, my son Jason and his wife Stacy I jumped.  This was a first, a family trip together and since Stacy had never seen the ocean the historic Casa Marina was just […]