A Circle of Perfection at the Portland Japanese Garden

As visitors slowly rotate 360° in a circle they are immersed in a garden with pockets large and small of how the world should be – ideal perfection. The Portland Japanese Garden, for good reason, has been recognized as a top Japanese Garden.   His Exce...

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A Quick Look at Indy 500 winner Alexander Rossi’s Hometown of Nevada City

The day of the Indy 500 was beautiful in Alexander Rossi’s hometown of Nevada City, California. As he was crossing the finish line of the historic 100th running of the Indy 500, people were enjoying ice cream, browsing his historic town’s specialty shops a...

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Open Jaw and Why You Want to Know About It

When traveling “Open-Jaw” it means that you travel to or from more than one location. The reason you want to do this is it often is less expensive than flying roundtrip and it also allows you to travel to more then one destination without having to return ...

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Fantastic Colorful Tulips in the Mountains

How do you tell the tulips are in mountains, the miles of winding roads to get there. Crystal Hermitage Gardens is well worth the drive. The garden has over 16,000 Dutch tulips, in 90 varieties, in bloom. The gardens wander down a sloop, with beautiful view...

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Wearable Luggage? And More Found at the San Francisco/Bay Area Travel Show

We went looking for information about holiday get-away’s at the travel show last weekend and found some great practical travel clothes in the process. Three that stood out were pick-pocket proof pants, a travel bra and a vest that doubles as carry-on luggage...

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Four Quick Tips About Packing Your Suitcase

  On the first night in a new location, be it a hotel or your friends home, when I am ready for bed I don’t want to have to think about it. So tip one use a bag of some kind to store everything you need for bed. This should include your pajamas, medicat...

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Rockefeller Center’s ‘Top of the Rock,’ Best panoramic views of Manhattan

Rockefeller Center has one of the most unique views of Manhattan and beyond. A must see attraction in New York City – the Top of the Rock Observation Deck. The views from the 70th floor are to be envied.  Get your reserved ‘timed’ tickets online or ...

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Reno a Great Alternative for Skiing, Casinos and Award Winning Resorts

  The slogan found on the iconic Reno Arch is “The Biggest Little City in the World,” for good reason. There is so much to see and do in Reno and it is easy to get there. From San Francisco it is only a three and a half hour drive on Interstate 80...

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Electronic board a new way to get around town?

  Yesterday walking down 43rd Street in New York City what appeared before me was amazing. Not only was it one of the new scooter boards but she was taking her luggage with her – perfect for traveling sisters. I had to find out more. The specifications ...

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Observatory at the New One World Trade Center

In its first few weeks of being open, 160,000+ visitors went to the top of the One World Trade Center to experience the One World Observatory. Incredibly the observatory can handle as many as 1,000 visitors per hour. The ultra fast “pod” elevators whisk vi...

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Charging Your Cell Phone Quickly on the Go

Quick travel tip or life tip <smile> Your cell phone will charge much faster if it is in airplane mode. This morning it was plugged in for one hour and it was completely recharged – that is not normal. If you are near a plug and only have a few min...

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Tips on Walking in New York City

Walking is a great way to see any large city, like New York City (NYC), if you know what you are doing. When you take off to go exploring you will want to know the best way to get there and how far it really is. Now we do love to wander, but sometimes to [&hel...

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