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North To Alaska

Discover a place where wilderness reigns and abundant natural beauty is found at every turn. Come and explore the sights and culture of the 49th state on coastal cruises, visits to glaciers, the wonder of the northern lights, and Alaska Native cultural centers. While cruising Alaska is the most popular way to experience America’s largest […]

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Growing Up In Washington

I was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in the suburbs. I moved away several times and ended up moving back twice – both times because of job transfers. I left for good about 45 years ago and have never thought of returning. Too expensive, political and government oriented. These images are from back […]

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Orlando’s Audubon Birds of Prey Center

Meet some birds of prey at the Audubon Birds of Prey Center near Orlando Florida. A great educational experience for all ages. If you live near to Orlando or are visiting for several days visit the Audubon Birds of Prey Center located near city of Maitland in the small Town of Eatonville. Stop by and experience […]

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Visiting The National Parks of Utah

Utah has a lot of amazing sights, wide open landscapes and incredible National Parks. You won’t be sorry planning a road trip across this state. Start in Salt Lake City go down and across Utah and end in Los Vegas. Nine Mile Canyon On our trip we headed South out of Salt Lake City in […]

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Visiting Helen, Georgia

A Dying Town That Saved Itself On the surface it’s difficult to believe but Helen is the third most-visited town in Georgia, with Atlanta number one and Savannah two. Even more difficult to believe for a population of less than 1,000 people! A town in Indian country and part of America’s second gold rush, Helen […]

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Less Well Known Attractions in Florida

A Few Small Museums and Attractions Well Worth the Time There was a time when small roadside attractions where the highlight of family road-trips. While they have been overshadowed by the mega-parks and major resorts, there are still a number of roadside gems that you should explore – amazing little pieces of history encased in […]

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Todays Featured Image Water Lilies

They draw our attention and our cameras. Perhaps it’s because they’re complete, beautiful and untouchable or maybe it’s that they’re isolated while being part of that world of water but also of air. Named nymphaeaceae commonly referred to as water lilies. They grow in temperate and tropical climates around the world. Water lilies are rooted […]

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Denali Alaska – What’s In A Name?

Who decides what a mountain should be called or officially named. Internationally there is no recognized system of naming that is universal. Most countries have adopted an official form for naming landmarks, like mountains and rivers with a majority of names being simply passed down from historic names. In America as with most things, it’s […]

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Tropical Cruise Options

Winters Coming – Plan Your Escape A mild Winter, a snowy Winter – it doesn’t matter – Winter is usually cold and grey and there are times when it would just be great to get away! Cruise companies are well aware of the gloom of Winter and there is a whole armada of cruise ships […]

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Historic Mount Rushmore

American History is Alive in the Stone of South Dakota Lately national patriotism seems to be only worthy of contempt by some people. I’m not sure what a community becomes if it stops celebrating the people and events that contributed to making it what it is? In many instances the monuments themselves can leave us […]