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June 2018
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The Tenacious Traveler

Traveling from Allgood to Zig Zag

According to local folklore, when townspeople were seeking an official name for the community the mill owner remarked, “Call it Hell. Everyone else does.” Hence a new industry was born, based on tourism.

Scott
Compulsive Traveler

Explore the Wonders of Maine

There are a variety of sailing excursions, plus classes for all levels of expertise, and rentals. But for the sail of a lifetime spend a week on an historic windjammer. Maine windjammers were once cargo schooners and are now National Landmarks that provide affordable, all-inclusive vacations.

May 2018
Scott

Enjoy the Diversity of the Philippines

While in Manila plan to take a day trip to Corregidor Island where crucial events of WW II took place. Southeast of metro Manila is the impressive American Cemetery and Memorial that marks the final resting place of 17,184 Americans who lost their life in the war.

April 2018
Ambord

Stuff You Should Know before You Make Travel Plans: National Park Passes, and a Few Scams and Scoundrels to Avoid

Trusting vacationers have been known to show up at a beach house or remote mountain cabin, ready to relax. Instead, they’re greeted at the door by a disgruntled property owner, who is not amused his peace and quiet has been disturbed by strangers trying to move into his house.

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Some of the travel providers that advertise on these sites aren’t on the up and up. They advertise prices that can’t be beat, you book with them, pay with your credit card, and boom, you’ve been had. The worst ones, according to Clark.com (a site that monitors scams) are those that sell cheap flights.

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The Tenacious Traveler

Baltimore Scavenger Hunt – Intergenerational Travel at Its Finest

We went no further than Baltimore, less than an hour’s drive from our home in Washington, DC. The experiment convinced us that anyone anywhere can follow our game plan and turn a short commute into a memorable getaway.

Love Cook

Psychics at Sea: Spirit Survives on a Sick Ship

I’d tried convincing my husband, who’s notoriously seasick-prone, to accompany me. He shook his head. He’s the only person I know who got sick in the Tunnel of Love...Needless to say, the Tunnel of Love is not lovely when your partner is leaning over the side.

Scott
Compulsive Traveler

The Best of Houston, the Space City

Think of Houston as “Sport City Central” with five professional teams and four stadiums. Minute Maid Stadium has a retractable dome; get there early to watch the Astros’ batting practice. It also hosts many sports-related events including Olympic soccer tryouts.

March 2018
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The Tenacious Traveler

The World Through the Windshield – What a Trip!

Whatever your interest – history, magnificent scenery or many other passions – it’s likely there’s a driving trip, and maybe many, to satisfy your curiosity and spirit of adventure.

Joseph
Senior Moments

Two Thousand Miles for a Piece of Pie

I first learned about Pie Town from a Sixty Minutes segment entitled “Slice of Life.” The story captured my imagination, and I felt like I had received an engraved invitation to go there and have a slice of my favorite pie, chocolate cream. One cannot turn down an engraved invitation.

Scott
Compulsive Traveler

Great Things to Do in the Phoenix/Scottsdale Area

The Geographic gallery is a trip around the world through music with tableaus that feature the musical instruments of an area plus the clothing and other artifacts. Most vignettes include a video of groups playing their instruments in native apparel.

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