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Are we there yet? – Destination retailers on “Holiday Road”


Last weekend (March 23-24) I joined  the hordes of shoppers visiting America’s newest Cabela’s store in Grand Rapids (Grandville), Michigan. Needless to say, the place was absolutely packed. This did not surprise me in the least, as the Cabela’s name … Continue reading

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Gazing upon a California dream


Of the myriad of activities and events we did during our recent two-week holiday to Northern California and Southern Oregon, none was more rewarding or memorable to me than spending time with my cousin and her family in Loma Rica. They are … Continue reading

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A favorite quote


“Once a journey is designed, equipped, and put in process, a new factor enters and takes over. A trip, a safari, an exploration, is an entity, different from all other journeys. It has personality, temperament, individuality, uniqueness. A journey is … Continue reading

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Things you never (or rarely) find in hotels anymore


During our current two-week West Coast trip, I have noticed a number of things that are no longer (or rarely) found in hotel/motel rooms any longer. Certainly, other items have been added to make one’s stay more pleasant such as … Continue reading

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Guest post – Biking at Grand Canyon National Park


Many thanks to my friend Bob Lovell for providing this terrific summary of biking options at Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim. All photos are by the author.  Biking at Grand Canyon National Park (South Rim) by Bob Lovell No, … Continue reading

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