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Our Kicks on Route 66 - I
Our Kicks on Route 66 - I

Route 66 is the most celebrated highway in the USA. This iconic roadway connecting Chicago with LA has been traveled by countless people, been written about, is the More

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Our Kicks on Route 66 - II
Our Kicks on Route 66 - II

Read part one of this cross Arizona Route 66 road trip (the eastern border to Flagstaff) here. Flagstaff Flagstaff is the biggest city along Arizona’s stretch of Historic More

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All aboard riding the Royal Gorge Route Railroad
All aboard riding the Royal Gorge Route Railroad

There’s something special about riding trains. Riding along the ground, scenery shooting past the window is a great way to see the world. At one time the entire More

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Trail Ridge Road: A Must on Any Colorado Itinerary
Trail Ridge Road: A Must on Any Colorado Itinerary

The first time we drove up Trail Ridge Road during a visit to Northern Colorado in 1984, I was awed. The panoramic views of mountains were awe-inspiring; the More

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Driving up Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs
Driving up Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs

It’s nicknamed “America’s Mountain.” Pikes Peak inspired poet, Katherine Lee Bates to write America the Beautiful in 1893. There really are “spacious skies” and “fruited plains” and purple-hued More

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Pikes Peak Cog Railway: Rocky Mountain High
Pikes Peak Cog Railway: Rocky Mountain High

As you approach Colorado Springs from the south or the east, majestic Pikes Peak dominates the landscape. It’s a view that’s inspired artists, photographers and at least one More

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Garden of the Gods: A Must-See in Colorado Springs
Garden of the Gods: A Must-See in Colorado Springs

South Gateway Rock. Photo: Don Nadeau, BidOnTravel   Update: December 2016 The Garden of the Gods Visitors’ Center, run by its foundation, received a total makeover and expansion More

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Rock Ledge Ranch, Colorado Springs: Back in Time
Rock Ledge Ranch, Colorado Springs: Back in Time

Above: Two of Rock Ledge Ranch's draft horses hard at work. Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site was an accident. The over 200 acre living history village on the More

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Visit Colorado Spring’s Historic Trading Post
Visit Colorado Spring’s Historic Trading Post

Photo courtesy of Garden of the God’s Trading Post. Native Americans once made their homes in the shadows of the Garden of the Gods.  By the late 1800s, More

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5 Places in Santa Fe to Breakfast with the Locals
5 Places in Santa Fe to Breakfast with the Locals

It’s said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Whether you believe that or not, there’s nothing like a traditional New Mexican breakfast to start More

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Santa Fe Dining: 5 Great Places for Dinner
Santa Fe Dining: 5 Great Places for Dinner

Santa Fe is a food town. The city of just over 70,000 people has more than 200 restaurants. Many of them are good; some are great. Deciding where More

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6 New Mexican Restaurants Near Santa Fe
6 New Mexican Restaurants Near Santa Fe

New Mexicans love their traditional cuisine. Its roots go back over a thousand years to the foods of the Native American Pueblo people. These farmers were descendants of More

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Santa Fe Dining: Experience New Mexican Cuisine
Santa Fe Dining: Experience New Mexican Cuisine

Visitors to Santa Fe often ask, “Where should we go for New Mexican food?” Some expect Mexican or Tex-Mex style food. While the cuisine of the Land of More

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Isle of Skye Travel Guide
Isle of Skye Travel Guide

Isle of Skye sightseeing, hiking, directions, cottage rentals, and much More

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Our Kicks on Route 66 - I
Our Kicks on Route 66 - I

Route 66 is the most celebrated highway in the USA. More

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South Jersey Shore - Visitor Tips
South Jersey Shore - Visitor Tips

Cape May, The Wildwoods, Avalon and Stone Harbor Cape May, More

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Rental Car Tips 101 - Tips, Cautions
Rental Car Tips 101 - Tips, Cautions

These tips give you basic information that every rental car More

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Time Tips for Best Peak Season Travel Values

Finding significant travel discounts during peak seasons—best beach weather, best ski conditions, etc.--can be frustrating and not very productive. Nevertheless, More

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Avoid Around World Airfare Mistakes

12 Around the World (or any more than one stop long trip) airfare mistakes: 1. Have too many stops close More

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Isle of Skye Travel Guide

Isle of Skye sightseeing, hiking, directions, cottage rentals, and much more! Everyone has their druthers when visiting the lovely Isle More

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Our Kicks on Route 66 - I

Route 66 is the most celebrated highway in the USA. This iconic roadway connecting Chicago with LA has been traveled More

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