Discovering Torrance: A Southern California Gem

Located just down the road from the popular Manhattan, Hermosa, and Redondo Beaches, you will find the best beach in Southern California. Torrance Beach is just a sliver of the SoCal shoreline. At only one and a half miles long,...

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Where to Stay and What to Do in Conejo Valley, California

With Southern California's seemingly endless days of sunshine, it is a great place to visit any time of year. If you are looking to escape from the crowds then plan a visit to Conejo Valley. It is conveniently located between...

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Viking River Cruise Longship Overview

I am not much for crowds, especially while on vacation. That means when I cruise, I tend to favor small luxury cruise ship lines that carry just a few hundred passengers. You won't find me on a mega-ship with thousands...

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48 Hours In Berlin

Berlin is an underrated city and less expensive than many of the other larger European capitals. If you are interested in history, particularly World War II and the Cold War, then Berlin is an ideal place to visit. I...

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Top 10 Things to Do in the Outer Banks Now

The Outer Banks is a 130-mile stretch of barrier islands just off the coast of North Carolina. Commonly referred to as the OBX, this National Seashore is one of the most ideal places in America for a family vacation. With...

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5 Reasons to Love the Suites at the Inn by the Sea

With impeccable service and a commitment to being environmentally conscientious, the Inn by the Sea has been honored with many awards and accolades for being one of the best hotels in Maine. Located just south of Portland, in Cape Elizabeth,...

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5 Things to Do In Montreal This Weekend

There are so many things to do in Montreal it is the ideal place for a weekend getaway. Although Montreal is a big city, it has unique neighborhoods, each with their own personality, restaurants, hotels, bars, and places to explore....

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Why You Should Vacation in Costa Rica

Did you know that Costa Rica has no army, a 98% literacy rate, and married women keep their last name? They also have great coffee and live the Pura Vida life. These are just some of the reasons to put...

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Winter Driving Safety Tips in Vermont

These days you can never be sure when the next nor’easter will blow into Vermont. Weather can be unpredictable, and winter can catch even the most-experienced drivers by surprise. Having many winters behind you is helpful, but having a...

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Why Windstar Cruises are Beyond Ordinary

Windstar Cruises maintains that they are 180 Degrees from Ordinary. After sailing with them four times, I cannot refute that statement. In fact, they are extraordinary. Recently my husband and I set off from Dublin, bound for Lisbon, on their flagship vessel...

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