Monthly Archives : November 2017

Coeur d'Alene Resort lights up for Christmas

Lighting the Holidays in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

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When you think of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, what comes to mind? The lake? Potatoes? (FYI: nobody grows potatoes in northern Idaho!) How about Christmas? Every year, on the day after Thanksgiving, this little city puts on a parade and holiday light show that rivals any big city offering. This year marked the 26th anniversary of the event, and it just…

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ice skating in New York's Rockefeller Plaza

10 Reasons to Love NYC

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I was a child the first time I visited New York. I was born in a small Ohio town where everyone knew each other, yards weren’t separated by fences and most homes were a single story with a basement. New York City was a huge culture shock. I don’t remember much about it other than thinking the buildings were tall,…

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Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas

A Cautionary Travel Tale

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Travel horror stories: we all have them. As much as I’d like to say every trip has been planned to perfection, that would be a lie. But winter break 2011 definitely takes the prize for worst vacation ever, at least in the beginning. Here’s what happened… Once upon a time, our family decided to take a fun vacation to the…

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vegan banana split in Portland

Vegan in the City: Portland, Oregon

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When you’re traveling it isn’t always easy to find vegan food. You can only eat so many dry salads, bland blocks of tofu and plates of limp french fries before you’re begging for something — anything! — to break the monotony. That’s not a problem in Portland, Oregon. I think it’s safe to say that Portland loves vegans. Happy Cow…

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