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Advance to Boardwalk! | Discovering Atlantic City, New Jersey

Atlantic City Boardwalk Advance to Boardwalk! For those who play Monopoly then you know the place; Boardwalk is the most expensive property with the highest in rent revenue. It is also reminiscent of Atlantic City's own boardwalk, as well as all of the properties on the game board. The version of the game that we… Continue reading Advance to Boardwalk! | Discovering Atlantic City, New Jersey

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The Colonial Quarter & Castillo de San Marcos | Historic St. Augustine, Florida

Prior to the Pilgrims landing on Plymouth Rock and before the English colony of Jamestown, there was St. Augustine in Florida. It was founded as a settlement in 1565 by Pedro Menendez de Aviles, which makes it the oldest continuously occupied settlement of European and African American origin in the United States. Castillo de San… Continue reading The Colonial Quarter & Castillo de San Marcos | Historic St. Augustine, Florida

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Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park | Discovering St. Augustine, Florida

The first time I read about the Spanish explorer, Ponce de Leon and the Fountain of Youth, I was in grammar school and I was intrigued. As with the many other stories of explorers and interesting places around the country, I wanted to visit historical St. Augustine. It was not until recently when I was… Continue reading Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park | Discovering St. Augustine, Florida

Food Journals

What I ate in FLORIDA | A Food Journal

Florida has always been a fun state to explore, and I am speaking beyond Walt Disney World. During my travels to Florida, I have been as far north as Fernandina Beach to as far south as the tip of the Florida Keys. Greetings from Miami! Yes, I have been to Walt Disney World a few… Continue reading What I ate in FLORIDA | A Food Journal

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New Orleans – NOLA | Discovering Louisiana

New Orleans, or simply NOLA, is a city like no other in the United States. It has a culture unique to the area- combined with its architecture, cuisine, music, and a bit of Voodoo magic, it is intriguing in every way possible. When I had visited it was during the summer months, it was raining… Continue reading New Orleans – NOLA | Discovering Louisiana

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Pearl Harbor National Memorial | Discovering Oahu, Hawaii

Visiting the Pearl Harbor National Memorial was a very different experience for me, in comparison with the other WWII sites that I have seen on my extensive travels. I had visited many WWII sites throughout the UK and Europe; and each site was a crystal clear example of how Europe was altered during the war,… Continue reading Pearl Harbor National Memorial | Discovering Oahu, Hawaii

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Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Little White House | Warm Springs, Georgia

A Detailed Look into FDR's Little White House FDR's Little White House- A simple and modest home tucked away in the woods of Warm Springs, Georgia. This was where Franklin D. Roosevelt found solace during his presidency, and swam in the local hot springs hoping to find a cure for the later effects of childhood… Continue reading Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Little White House | Warm Springs, Georgia

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Redwood National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring California

I remember the first time I read about the Redwood National Park in elementary school, and how even back then I felt that traveler's pull that I often speak about. I can still recall those photos of the giant ancient redwoods, and as a child I was struck by their enormous size and peaceful energy.… Continue reading Redwood National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring California

Food Journals

What I ate in ARIZONA | A Food Journal

The food culture in Arizona has always intrigued me. I have found it to be a mixed bag of road food, Native American, Southwestern, and Mexican flavors, as well as classic to modern American dishes. Depending on where you are in Arizona and what you are doing, that mixed bag can play in your favor.… Continue reading What I ate in ARIZONA | A Food Journal

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Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in Miami | Discovering Florida

As a person who always had a fascination with art, design, antiques and landscape architecture, I was excited to visit the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. I have traveled to Europe many times over, studying and admiring the craftmanship of centuries of architectural styles, and walking through lush extravagant gardens. I was looking forward to see… Continue reading Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in Miami | Discovering Florida

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Calistoga’s Geyser and Petrified Forest | Exploring Napa Valley, California

There are a lot of interesting sights in the Napa Valley beyond the grapevines and fine restaurants. Although those are a few of my favorite Napa sights. If you find yourself in Napa Valley with younger family members or looking for interesting natural sights, I suggest driving a few minutes to Calistoga. There you will… Continue reading Calistoga’s Geyser and Petrified Forest | Exploring Napa Valley, California

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“The Rock” Alcatraz Island – San Francisco | Exploring, California

Alcatraz Island, AKA "The Rock", has been many things over the past couple of centuries- from a Native American territory to a tourist destination. This small island located in the bay of San Francisco¬†was initially developed with a lighthouse, which is considered the oldest lighthouse on the west coast. It was also a military fortification,… Continue reading “The Rock” Alcatraz Island – San Francisco | Exploring, California

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Cayo Costa State Park | Exploring Florida

Welcome to Cayo Costa! This unspoiled Gulf Coast island in Florida is a nature lovers paradise. It is peaceful, secluded, and can feel like you are on a private island. There are wind shaped trees, miles of white sand beaches, wildlife, and crystal blue waters. The best part of all is the freedom to explore… Continue reading Cayo Costa State Park | Exploring Florida

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The Ernest Hemingway House & Museum – Key West, Florida | A U.S. National Historical Landmark

Located on the small Florida island of Key West, the Hemingway house and museum is the most popular tourist attraction on the island. This French Colonial home was the residence of Ernest and Pauline Hemingway during their marriage in the 1930s. After their divorce in 1940, Pauline lived here until her death in 1951. It… Continue reading The Ernest Hemingway House & Museum – Key West, Florida | A U.S. National Historical Landmark

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Jenny Lake at Grand Teton National Park | Exploring Wyoming

Jenny Lake After I left the state of Wyoming, I had considered finding property close to Jackson Hole because the area was that impressive. Grand Teton National Park, which is located close to that upscale town of Jackson Hole, to which I fell in love with, was one of the reasons for my thoughts of… Continue reading Jenny Lake at Grand Teton National Park | Exploring Wyoming

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Talkeetna Historic District | Exploring Small Town Life in Alaska

Northern Exposure? That I do not know, but what I do know is that Talkeetna was a picturesque and charming little town in Alaska. I also know that at one time they had a CAT as Mayor. I am actually a dog person, but I will not hold that against them. While we were in… Continue reading Talkeetna Historic District | Exploring Small Town Life in Alaska

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Seward Highway – Scenic Byway | Exploring Alaska

As a traveler and road tripper, I have driven throughout the majority of the fifty states including Alaska and Hawaii. There have been drives that I wished would have ended quickly, and others that I wished would have never ended. Seward Highway in Alaska was one of those scenic byways that I wished would have… Continue reading Seward Highway – Scenic Byway | Exploring Alaska

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Denali National Park & Preserve | Exploring Alaska

Denali is the national park that is on everyone's list! I know this because everyone has told me that they have either wanted to come here, or they have already been to Denali. I have been to many national parks throughout this country of ours, and Denali National Park was one of my favorites. It… Continue reading Denali National Park & Preserve | Exploring Alaska

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Gateway Arch National Park | Exploring Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri- The Gateway Arch National Park is unlike its sister parks of Yosemite, Zion, or Yellowstone, which are glorious wonders of nature. This significant national park located in the heart of Saint Louis, Missouri is a reminder and acknowledgement of America's expansion to the West. It holds an importance and remembrance to those… Continue reading Gateway Arch National Park | Exploring Missouri

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Death Valley National Park | Exploring California

Living in Las Vegas has given me great opportunities to visit many national parks. We are a few hours from the magnificent parks in Utah, and less than two hours away from Death Valley National Park in California. Over the past decade, I have taken various road trips visiting many of the wonderous natural sites… Continue reading Death Valley National Park | Exploring California