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Traveling with Kids: Car Games

The holiday season is almost upon us. For many families, that means at least one road trip. Whenever we travel more than an hour-and-a-half in the car, we hook up our portable DVD player.

Anna | October 24th, 2009 | Category: Family

Food Sensitive Dining

For the 12 million Americans with food allergies, eating out can range from difficult to deadly. As with airborne allergies, food hypersensitivities are rising quickly in children.

Anna | October 21st, 2009 | Category: Family

Antarctic Adventure Last Minute Deal

Gap Adventures, a sustainable adventure travel leader since 1990, offers everything from safaris and family vacations to exotic expeditions – all in small groups.

Anna | October 20th, 2009 | Category: General

How to Prepare For Getting Sick While Traveling

Be prepared. Illness – especially in children – can come up quickly. For most, this will end up as simply another unnecessary exercise. But for the few who do fall ill while vacationing, these simple tasks will save a lot of hassle.

Anna | October 15th, 2009 | Category: Family

The Best Texas Ghost Towns

A big state with a big past means there are many great ghost towns under the hard burning Texas sun. Here are a few of the best to look for in the Lone Star State.

Anna | October 10th, 2009 | Category: Haunted

Best Utah Ghost Towns

Utah has plenty of ghost towns still hanging around in the dust. Here are some of the best to look far as you wander from National Park to National Park.

Anna | October 8th, 2009 | Category: Haunted

Best Arizona Ghost Towns

Arizona has many ghost towns all over the state. The best one is usually the closest one to you but here are a few to look for as you wander looking towards the past.

Anna | October 6th, 2009 | Category: Haunted

Best Montana Ghost Towns

Montana has wide open spaces and ghosts. Towns of the past, present and those that now belong to the ghosts are spread over the state.

Anna | October 4th, 2009 | Category: Haunted

Top New Mexico Ghost Towns

New Mexico still has some great ghost towns. Here are six of the best but don't stop at just these. There are many more.

Anna | September 30th, 2009 | Category: Haunted

Top Colorado Ghost Towns

There are many great ghost towns but here are six of the best in Colorado.

Anna | September 28th, 2009 | Category: Haunted

Santa Fe Friday Night: Galleries and Dinner

With the bounty of food and art choices, I highly recommend a Friday evening tour of the short track. There's another intriguing new element to explore each time we go.

Anna | September 26th, 2009 | Category: General

Snake Population Explosion

Heavy rainfall and abundant rodent populations mean snakes are fat, happy and multiplying. A recent report by a local new station suggested three times as many rattlers had been caught this summer.

Anna | September 9th, 2009 | Category: Camping

Tent Rocks Offers Spectacular Views

Located less than 40 miles from Santa Fe and about 55 from Albuquerque on Cochiti Pueblo tribal lands, one of our avid hiker friends says Tent Rocks is “from another world.”

Anna | September 8th, 2009 | Category: General

Rio Chama Steakhouse in Santa Fe

Tucked into an old, rambling adobe compound on Old Santa Fe Trail in historic Barrio de Analco, Rio Chama is a quaint mix of its storied past and sleek modernity.

Anna | August 15th, 2009 | Category: General

Visiting Bellingham in Northern Washington

You missed this year's tulip festival. Now what? A lot, actually. Summer is Washington's premier playtime.
For a less-crowded vacation, head to Bellingham, WA. Fly into Seattle, 90 miles to the south, and drive northward along Puget Sound. The San Juan Islands are to the west; a day trip for fishing, whale watching or touring the [...]

Anna | July 20th, 2009 | Category: General

Tiptoe through the Tulips in Skagit Valley, WA

For those interested in the awe-inspiring sight of acres of the bright blooms, head to Skagit Valley any time in April.

Anna | July 14th, 2009 | Category: General

Destination: Grand Lake Colorado

Not many locales boast great scenery, hiking, water sports and haunted hotels but Grand Lake has it all.

Anna | July 10th, 2009 | Category: General

Texas State Fair

One of the largest fairs in the country, the Texas State Fairs brings in the fall.

Anna | July 9th, 2009 | Category: General

Blue Mountain Lake in the Adirondacks, NY

The beauty of the Adirondacks and Blue Mountain Lake.

Anna | July 7th, 2009 | Category: General

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