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The San Benito County Experience Is Personal

Some residents in San Benito County, California, have lived there all their lives. Some who were born there left for a while but eventually returned to their roots. New homeowners choose San Benito County because the area offers them the lifestyle they were seeking. There are two towns in San Benito County, Hollister, and San Juan […]

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Old And New Danish Traditions in Solvang California

Solvang, California, began as a Danish settlement in 1911. The architecture is strikingly European with cross-beamed timbers and thatched roofing. Only ten percent of the people living in Solvang today, in the midst of Santa Barbara’s wine country, claim Danish ancestry but the small town is known as being more Danish than Denmark. The Little […]

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A Fusion Of Outdoor Adventure & City Living in Oxnard, California

Oxnard, California, is the place for people who appreciate nature when it is in close proximity to city living. Immense beaches run for miles with pristine white sand and gentle desert-type dunes. Fresh Pacific Ocean bounty and local farm produce is available on restaurant menus. Nearby Channel Islands National Park includes five off shore islands, […]

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Northerners Become Winter Yumans

Daily sunshine and warm temperatures from November to March in Yuma, Arizona, entice North Americans living in colder climates to become Winter Yumans. Those months, that are considered Yuma’s cold season, average a high of 24° Celsius or 75° Fahrenheit. RV resorts and parks become home to Americans, from the northern states, and Canadians who […]

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Cuba – From The Straits Of Florida To The Streets Of Havana

In November 2009, we flew from Canada to Cuba to stay for a week at a 5 star hotel on the beach in Varadero. Our ocean-view room looked out over the miles of rolling south-sea blue water of the Straits of Florida. Directly below, palm trees, swimming pools, cabanas, and matching white and blue deck […]

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Memories Made in California Wine Country, Temecula-style

Friends of ours live in Temecula, California. They, too, are members of the International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association. Just minutes from Old Town Temecula and the subdivisions that house the 100,000+ population, the Temecula Valley offers a Mediterranen climate that is perfect for growing cool, moderate, and warm climate grape varieties. Most of […]

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The March of the Peabody Ducks

The Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee, represents luxury, history, culture, and southern hospitality. As we stepped inside to marbled pillars and the subdued sounds of hotel quests, a security guard greeted us and directed us to our destination – The March of the Peabody Ducks. Every day at precisely the same time, the Peabody ducks […]

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Jeremy’s On The Hill. Fresh. Simple. Tasting Great.

Dining at Jeremy’s On The Hill, located high in the mountains above San Diego and just off the Great Southern Overland Stage Route, provides spectacular food and an adventure worth taking. Steep, winding roads led us to the old gold mining town of Julian. Mid-town we turned left and curved our way along to Wynola, […]

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Retrofit Ends Our RV Window Coverings Nightmare

The day-night shades and cockpit blind in our RV turned into a nightmare. Strings stretched, shades drooped, and brackets dislodged. Masking tape and Velcro were not the answer. Practical, yes. Pretty, no. We knew there had to be something better. We found the perfect solution at the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s National Trade Show in Louisville, […]

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