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new england road trip

New England Road Trip: 5 Best New England Beaches

Unlike most people who travel to New England for the brightly-colored fall foliage, I prefer the summer in New England. Born and raised in Rhode Island, then raising my own children in New Hampshire, I had ample opportunity to explore and take a New England road trip many, many times. New England weather during the […]

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california north coast

California North Coast: 10 BEST Road Trip Stops

If you were shown unlabeled photos of the California North Coast, you might think you were looking at the New England coast. With rugged cliffs and dark blue water, the wild vistas are unlike the shimmering emerald green of Big Sur or the vibrant cerulean blue of Laguna Beach, both to the south. Still, the […]

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cuba road trip

Homestay Hopping: Amazing Cuba Road Trip

*This Cuba road trip article is the cover story in the Spring 2018 issue of Vacation Rental Travels Magazine (pages 34 – 47)* It’s been one of the most controversial destinations for Americans since the 1960s.  But love it or hate it, no one can deny that Cuba is intriguing. Starting in January 2015, President Obama opened […]

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Sao Miguel Road Trip Planner: Amazing Azores Holidays

Officially part of Portugal, São Miguel is the largest of the islands in the Azores archipelago.  More than half of the Azores’ population calls this island home. A Sao Miguel road trip is a must-do when visiting the island. Also known as “the green island,” it’s all about nature and enjoying the outdoors in São […]

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sedona pink jeep tour

Jeep Tours Sedona AZ: Pink Jeeps Are Not for Prissies

Sedona’s Pink Jeep Adventure: Not for Prissies first published in Ladies’ Home Journal, 2011 “You simply must go – it’s so…. you,” friends would suggest.  This beach girl would always respond with the same condescendingly sweet smile.  The desert? But when I was invited to speak at a national conference in Phoenix, Arizona at the beginning […]

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Best Hikes for Baby Boomers Peru Sacred Valley

Inca Trail Hike and Other Journeys in Peru’s Sacred Valley

“Way up there?” I asked Silver Ballón, our guide, who was pointing up to the 13,000 ft. summit. “Don’t worry. You don’t have to go all the way up. There are amazing views all along the way.” he replied. I immediately thought it was a trick.  And it was, but the very best kind. Few […]

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transfagarasan road trip

Transfagarasan Road Trip: The World’s Best Road

Transfagarasan road trip winds through the Fagaras Mountains of Romania, part of the Carpathian Mountain Range that connects Transylvania to Wallachia via a shocking series of white-knuckle hairpin turns and sharp descents. The 56-mile path climbs to an altitude of 6,699 feet, slinking past stunning outlooks of lakes, waterfalls, and a dam. After our initial […]

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Queensland Australia

Discover Queensland: Photos For Your Aussie Wanderlust (updated 2020)

When people think of adventure in Australia, they imagine trekking through the dry outback in rough conditions. But Australia also has an exotic, tropical side, for adventurers seeking more water-related or rainforest activities. Tropical North Queensland offers myriad of nature and activities that surpass all others, laying claim to the world’s longest reef, the oldest […]

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Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains Attractions and Best Things to Do [updated 2020]

With 520,000 acres spanning North Carolina and Tennessee, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the largest protected land area east of the Rockies. Great Smoky Mountains attractions make it the most visited park in the American Park System, and one of the best places to visit in the Carolinas. The park preserves the history of […]

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Southern Indiana Road Trip

Indiana Road Trip: 21 BEST Things to Do in Southern Indiana

Driving through Indiana might not be the first place that comes to mind when planning a road trip, but it’s a route that definitely should be considered.  Road trips can be a ton of fun, especially when there are stops all along the way that blends together a mix of fun, good food, adventure, history, […]

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