Tag: travel

The Sip
The Sip

A Taste of the Olympic Peninsula

The Olympic Peninsula is home to many amazing and truly unique Pacific Northwest sites and activities. Worthy of a visit is the Olympic National Park, a place of tremendous natural diversity and breathtaking beauty, with over 922,651 acres of preserved wilderness including Hurricane … read more

The beach at Old Town Sozopol
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Europe at Half the Price — Discover Bulgaria Before the Secret Gets Out

Are you dreaming of a European vacation with history and culture? Longing to explore ancient ruins, historic cathedrals and green mountains, and bathe in the azure blue seas? Looking for a holiday with spectacular wine and delicious cuisine? Most people pine for this … read more

Oakland Alameda Coliseum, Oakland, CA

For the Love of the Game

A boy and his Pop take a baseball...

Back in the day, when I was a moody, disagreeable, know-it-all teenager, like most kids at that age, my relationship with my parents was less than ideal. I know some of you may think I never grew out of that phase of my … read more

The beach at Goat Bay
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Accessing the Abel Tasman, New Zealand

New Zealand — a wonderland of jaw-dropping scenery from Milford Sound in the far south to the most northern Bay Islands. Many of its best and indescribably beautiful vistas with some of the most dramatic panoramas can only be found off the beaten … read more

Vendor at the market
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Enchanted in Hoi An

Many things make Vietnam magical. You feel the magic as the sun rises from the South China Sea and when the sun sets over the green rice paddies. You feel it from the genuine, kind and curious people. You taste it in the … read more

Koh Phi Phi Lei
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Hello, Thailand!

“Sawadee ka.” That’s hello in Thai. Sawadee ka — said with hands in prayer position (known as wai) and a tiny bow with your head. Hello from Thailand — a land of beauty and mystery. A place where royalty and religion are entwined … read more

"Betty," the vintage trailer
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Westward Ho on the Mother Road

"Get your kicks on Route 66."

Route 66. The Mother Road. The Will Rogers Highway. The Main Street of America. No matter how you refer to it, one of the original highways in the United States is both iconic and unrecognizable at the same time. And driving it from … read more

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
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Ireland and Scotland — A Sense of Humor and the Wrong Side of the Road

For years, we dreamed of a life of travel. Whenever a favorite vacation was coming to an end, my husband and I would say, “Wouldn’t it be great if we could stay longer — like forever?” Well forever is now, as we embark … read more

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