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San Antonio Weekend Getaway: 10 Best Things to Do in San Antonio

They say everything is bigger in Texas.  In southern Texas, that includes a BIG list of things to do for a fun-packed San Antonio weekend getaway. With a population of 1.5 million, San Antonio remains one of the fastest growing cities in the United States.  A vivacious fusion of American and Mexican culture, colorful San […]

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Sedona Pink Jeep Adventure: 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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After the Crash: Celebrating Life in Death Valley

It had been four months since my near-death experience.  Flying cross-country was challenging enough – I really was not aware of the obstacles that lay ahead. Death Valley, California. Death Valley is the lowest place in the United States with the highest recorded temperature (134°F in 1913) in the world.  I wanted to celebrate the […]

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Best Death Valley Attractions for Instagram

With autumn approaching, it’s the best time to visit Death Valley, where the temperatures can be extreme, to say the least. The highest temperature in the entire world was recorded at Furnace Creek at 134°F in 1913.   Even fall can see very warm temperatures, but as long as you are prepared, Death Valley National Park […]

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What to Do in Houston with Kids

I must admit, I was a bit surprised. I’d never thought of Houston as a place for a family getaway. My first visit changed my opinion of the largest city in Texas due to the variety of attractions and activities to please every member of the family. Here are some of the best things to do for […]

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Tequila Tasting in Santa Fe. Watch Out for the Floor

One Tequila, Two Tequila, Three Tequila, FLOOR Move over foodie walking tours, Santa Fe’s tequila tasting is stepping in front. Top Shelf: Tequila Class & Sampling in historic downtown Santa Fe is no pub crawl. It provides thought-provoking history, tequila/food pairing, and the progression from illegal mezcal to high quality and high priced sipping tequila. […]

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Kemah Boardwalk Bulletcoaster: Why It Is a Suicide Run

  The fact that I was the only one on the Kemah Boardwalk Bulletcoaster would have been a red flag to most people.  But I love roller coasters… how bad could it be?  It was one of those wooden, old school types, not the sleek high drop kind that leaves your stomach in your mouth. […]

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Westin La Paloma Tucson AZ

Looking for a great place for a girlfriend’s getaway?  Try the Westin La Paloma in Tucson, Arizona. Located in the foothills of the beautiful Catalina Mountains, the La Paloma offers something for everyone.  In addition to incredible views of the mountains, desert, and city below, the location could not be better; whether you are looking for upscale shopping, […]

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