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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June 9, 2014

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India: Holy Cow!

India….by Guest Blogger, Brooke Cornetet Holy cow. Literally holy cow, right in the middle of the constant blaring horn heavy traffic in the North of India. India is one of the most unique countries I have ever been to. Your five senses all come to life at once in ways you would have never expected. [...]

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June 2, 2014

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Grand Canyon From The Water

by Kate Dernocoeur Guest Blogger We’re on River Day #13, at the bottom of Grand Canyon, floating the waters of the Colorado River. From my journal: “Thru some riffles to Fishtail Rapid (drop 10′) at Mile 140, past Kanab Creek to Kanab Rapid (drop 12′) at Mile 144. Past Olo Canyon, thru Matkatamiba Rapid, then [...]

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May 26, 2014

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Meyer May House delightful setting for dinner

 I attended a dinner a couple of weeks ago at the Meyer May house in Grand Rapids It was one of those funny things. I’ve lived in GR almost thirty years and only been there once before. It is the kind of thing tourists do when whey come come visit.  I’ve gone out of my way [...]

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May 19, 2014

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Breathe Deeply: Asian Art Museum Centers on Yoga

   The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco is most definitely a destination to put on your list when visiting the Golden Gate City jam-packed with stuff to do. The largest Asian Art Museum in  our country is both a fascinating building and the repository of a vast array of Asian art and cultural artifacts. [...]

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