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Sedona Named Top Destinations

Sedona Named Top Destinations

March 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Sedona, Arizona has been ranked as one of the Travelers’ Choice 2013 Top 25 Destinations in the United States. Coming in at lucky 13, Sedona is pleased with the abundance of positive feedback and awe-inspiring reaction of both long time visitors and newcomers, according to Chamber news release. “Sedona is a true oasis, a vacationer’s paradise […]

A New Take on an Old Favorite: the Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Sandwich

A New Take on an Old Favorite: the Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Sandwich

March 23, 2014 by · 2 Comments 

For a delicious hot meal for hungry campers, try a new twist on the traditional grilled cheese sandwich. Each family member can personalize the ingredients as they desire and they can be made either on a stove top in a sauté pan, or in a counter top griddle, such as the George Foreman Grill, which […]

A Return to Chama

A Return to Chama

March 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

You may recall a post I published last winter about a wonderful winter weekend in Chama, NM. For the past 40 years, the small town of Chama has been hosting a delightful weekend-long series of events catering to the outdoors lover. The events include both diagonal and freestyle cross country ski races of several lengths […]

Why You Should Visit Dauphin Island, Alabama

Why You Should Visit Dauphin Island, Alabama

March 13, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

We recently took a day trip down to Dauphin Island, Alabama.  Located less than an hour from Mobile, and on the southwest edge of Mobile Bay, it is a 15 mile long barrier island that often goes undiscovered by I-10 travelers.  We were on a tight schedule with only a few days to spare until […]

An Independence Day Must-See!

An Independence Day Must-See!

March 2, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In a recent post, I have been talking about planning; planning your trips for next year, selecting campgrounds you want to visit and planning attractions you want to see.  This past fall, I also included a number of events and attractions for your consideration. But this post concerns an event in a place that everyone […]

A Bull of the Woods in the Winter

A Bull of the Woods in the Winter

February 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

One of our favorite hiking trails in the Taos Ski Valley is the Bull of the Woods Trail, which leads hikers up to the Wheeler Peak Trail, that hikers take to summit the high point of New Mexico. Those not heading to the summit may follow the trail up to the Bull of the Woods […]

Planning Our 2014 Travels

Planning Our 2014 Travels

February 16, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

The time has come to being planning for our 2014 travels. Actually, the time came about three months ago, but I have managed to put it off until just now with the convenient excuse of being too busy. As a therapist, I can rationalize just about anything, but the time is now to plan our […]

Valley of Fire State Park: Simply WOW!

Valley of Fire State Park: Simply WOW!

February 12, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

The lights! The glitz! The shine! From the bizarre to the beautiful, Las Vegas has it all: New York, NY, The Venetian, Caesars Palace, and Paris—and the Bellagio water fountain show. When the neon of Vegas becomes too much, head out to Valley of Fire, Nevada’s first state park, so designated in 1935. With its […]

Follow the 2014 Winter Olympics From Your Smartphone!

Follow the 2014 Winter Olympics From Your Smartphone!

February 7, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Now that the Winter Olympics are upon us, any citizen worth his or her salt is following the action. But what are you to do if you are camping and do not have a television set at your disposal? Easy, stay up to date with your smartphone! There are numerous apps available to enable you […]

On Hiking in Winter…

On Hiking in Winter…

February 2, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Winter is a great time for hiking. While winter hiking was not a favorite activity of mine when living in the Midwest, once we moved to the Southwest, winter weather just can’t keep me indoors.  In fact, at least once or twice every week my husband and I find ourselves headed out for a hike. […]

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