ecological travel

Emergency Services keep us safe while on the road.

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While on the road it is nice to know that there are emergency crews available that have our backs.  For Keith and  we often travel to rural areas and in northern Illinois there is a medevac helicopter dedicated to those less traveled areas along the I-80 corridor and beyond.  I had the opportunity to interview […]

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Earlier in 2016 I had the joy of staying at the Red Cedar Lodge in Charles City, Iowa. While in this lovely place on a press trip with the Midwest Travel Writers, I found out that Lorraine Winterink, besides owning the Red Cedar Lodge along with her husband, also comes from an entrepreneurial family. Lorraine […]

A new way to travel - Going Local: Experiences and Encounters On the Road

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Nicholas Kontis is an avid traveler that shares his time in between travels at his four home bases of San Francisco, The Napa Valley, Los Angeles and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Born in Santorini, Greece, Nicholas grew up traveling between Greece and San Francisco. I met Nicholas at one of the North American Travel Journalist’s conferences […]

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Scratch Built Models at the Gateway Mid-America Toy Show

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The first weekend of February each year I look forward with anticipation to seeing old friends, and making new ones at the Gateway Mid-America Toy Show.  This toy show offers something special, a chance to see scratch built toys from some of the best modelers in the country.  This year I enjoyed seeing an old […]

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Statues and art forms in Key West enhance its natural beauty

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Key West is lovely on it’s own, but when you add in the art galleries, the architecture and the statues it just takes it up a notch or two.  At our hotel, The Reaches, a Wyndham Astoria Resort, we got our first look at sculpture in Key West with Seward Johnson’s life sized sculpture, “The […]

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