Bougainvillea in Vallartga resort

Four great Puerto Vallarta hotels

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  • 5 October, 2015
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Puerto Vallarta is a well-known Mexican vacation spot, famous for its history, beach and gourmet restaurants. A splurge visit to this hot spot is not complete without staying at one of its … Continue Reading →

Cedar Key sailboat

Cedar Key

You’ll find this remote, quiet island on Florida’s gulf coast north of Crystal River. As you drive west on route 24, civilization falls away and it appears that the clock … Continue Reading →

Boat near Matlacha


Matlacha is a small Florida island community on the road to Pine Island. When you cross the bridge over Matlacha pass, drive slowly or you’ll miss this little gem brimming … Continue Reading →


Facing the wind

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  • 25 August, 2013
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The weather has always been a topic of conversation and concern. We want to plan our day and prepare for storms. Also known as a wind vane or weathercock, the … Continue Reading →

Farm museum

Roanoke and the Blue Ridge

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  • 21 August, 2013
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The Blue Ridge Parkway, a 460-mile scenic drive, follows the crest of the Appalachian mountains through Virginia and North Carolina. During a recent visit to Roanoke, Virginia, I spent some … Continue Reading →