August 18, 2014

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Fenetres de France

  by Linda Laughter, Guest Blogger We were newbies to France! We finally had the chance to travel this incredible Design Destination. Our first stop was Paris. My architect husband was enthralled with the architecture and history…I the interior designer, sought color and design. As I gathered the pictures, I realized there was a theme…we [...]

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August 11, 2014

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Sailing the Dalmatian Coast

 When I tell people we went sailing in and around the idyllic islands of the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia  I  get blank looks.  Like, where is that? It isn’t that far from Italy—a popular European destination. Take a look at a map. (See Below) . Lots of cruises start at Venice and make their way to Dubrovnik and [...]

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August 4, 2014

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Camp Life: Grand Canyon

    by Kate Dernocoeur, Guest Blogger Dump the bag. Fling the rolled tent that was inside so it uncurls across the most comfy-looking patch of shoreline. Unfold the sides from the middle and set the rainfly aside. Grab the smaller tent pole bag.  Let the shock cord snap the sections together, nine of them, for [...]

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July 28, 2014

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Maine. I Love it! And here’s why.

By Peggy DePersia, Guest Blogger Forgive the play on words but there is just something so rock solid about Maine and her people. My husband and I have made this pilgrimage to Maine, specifically The Wooden Boat School, in Brooklin, Maine five times in the last ten years. The people we encounter, whether shop keepers, [...]

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July 21, 2014

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Ibiza Meandering

by Judy Bereza, Guest Blogger When an invitation is extended from your son-in-law and his mother to visit his family “finca”, (read centuries old farm compound), on the island of Ibiza, of course the answer is an enthusiastic “Yes!”  When we told our friends about our anticipated adventure, the most common response was “Where is [...]

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July 14, 2014

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Enjoying history and boats in Split

   Split is not one of those cities that you see on the lists—you know the ones that publications put out that say, “Ten best places to visit in 2014.”  It didn’t even make the “50 Top Cities to see before you die” that I recently perused. It is an interesting destination, however, filled with [...]

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July 7, 2014

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Architectural Boat Tour of Manhattan

 Choices abound for boat trips off Manhattan. They are fun and easy—great for a different view of this magnificent city.  If you like architecture and design, I’d suggest the Architecture Boat Tour that goes all the way around Manhattan.  It’s a great way to get a perspective of the city and the many spectacular buildings [...]

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June 30, 2014

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Canyon Hiking

by Guest Blogger, Kate Dernocoeur As fun as it is to run rivers, it’s also great to look beyond the water. Rivers often serve as wonderful access points for beautiful hiking terrain. In April 2014 during our 225-mile journey through Grand Canyon on the Colorado River, we often set off in our hiking boots to [...]

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June 23, 2014

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The High Line: A Walk in the Park

   Walking the High Line Walking the High Line in New York City is a super fun thing to do.  I’ve headed to the west side of Manhattan to stroll the 1.7 mile elevated park pretty much every year since the park opened in 2009.  What is the High Line? It is a long narrow [...]

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June 17, 2014

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New York: Dozen Views

Ah, nothing like getting back home after a particularly busy and sometimes stressful time. I am happy settling into my own home  with familiar stuff and views after a five day trip t o New York City.  When I mentioned to a friend that even though my life was fraught with challenges and busy-ness, but [...]

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