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A Walk Along the Water

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It was early morning in Courtenay on Vancouver Island and a fellow travel writer Tracy  from Washington had the same desire that I did to take a morning walk.  She shared the same get out and see attitude that I do. We are here for the BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival and BC Seafood Expo. […]

Divvy, a great dining place to Divvy it Up!

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The setting of Divvy’s already had me precluded to like it.  Located in the town of Carmel, Indiana which is a mix of urban and small town charm Divvy’s is part of an upscale neighborhood. Divvy’s restaurant has clean cool lines, is near statue lined streets, and offers a huge open air seating area topped off with a […]

Dr. James Ford Historic Home

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Sometimes there is no question that an event is a God thing.  Mom (Lora Disque) and I were traveling in Wabash, Indiana. We had stayed overnight at the lovely Herrold On Hill Bed and Breakfast, and went downtown to tour whatever historic sites we could see before noon.  At Herrold on Hill, our hosts had […]

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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 […]

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It’s that time of year, the time that winter storms hit with the predictability of a rolled dice. The chances are not huge, but they are always there.  Is your cell phone charged?  Do you have flashlights, water, candles and plenty of food that doesn’t require a stove to cook it?  Consider having high-energy foods […]

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We all think about when to go, where to go, and what we will do while we are gone, but do we take the time to think about keeping our home safe while on the road.  This is as important as the trip itself and especially since as we get older so many of us […]

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Tasting in Ann Arbor, a food and spirit experience!

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I’ve mentioned in a previous blog about a few of the great restaurant options in Ann Arbor and the surrounding area that I experienced on a hosted trip at the end of November and beginning of December.  Besides restaurants though there is a plethora of tasting opportunities as well.  You never have to be hungry […]

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Wrapping up the Twelve Days of Christmas - Gifts From Ann Arobor

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Recently I went on a press trip to Ann Arbor Michigan and visited this sophisticated city with small town charm.  I also visited some of the nearby areas and was so charmed that I have been sharing gift ideas with the theme  Twelve Day’s of Christmas in Ann Arbor! On the first day of Christmas […]

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The Salt Lick Auction

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I was hooked when I read about the 10th Annual Great Salt Lick Contest on the North American Travel Journalist (NATJA) website.  The idea of auctioning off salt blocks that livestock through the process of obtaining salt, carve into an artistic creations, caught my attention and fueled my desire to visit Baker City for the […]

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Maldaner’s Restaurant has been the place to go for special occasions for generations.  Established in 1884, this is one of, if not Springfield’s oldest locally owned restaurants.  Located downtown, this is a place loved by locals and tourists alike.  It is a place I remember as a special date place, after marriage, a great anniversary […]