From the monthly archives:

May 2009

Gracious Graz

Story and photos by Betsy Marvin
You think you’ve done Austria? Visited Vienna, loved Linz, stuck on Salzburg, intrigued by Innsbruck? How about directing your sights southeastward, over the snow-capped mountains toward the lovely city of Graz?
A rich history,…

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Stay in San Mateo, Play in San Francisco-Part 2

By Bobby L. Hickman
Edited by Stacey Dougherty

Wherever you stay in the San Mateo area, you have easy access to the classic favorites of San Francisco. The easiest way to explore the Bay Area is by train via the…

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If You Go – Old Saybrook, Connecticut

What2Do
Harvey’s Beach
Route 154
Old Saybrook, CT
860.395.3152
Parking at the beach costs $10 per car. If you’re planning to go multiple times during the summer, stop by the parks and recreation department’s office in town hall and get…

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Camping Connection: Did You Say Rain?

By Bill Steiden
Most anecdotes about awful camping experiences begin with rainstorms. The wet, the cold, the discomfort; the plans dashed by deluge. But camping in wet weather doesn’t have to be traumatic.
The first rule of the outdoors is…

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Stay in San Mateo, Play in San Francisco-Part 1

Story and photos by Bobby L. Hickman
If you’ve ever been to San Francisco, chances are you’ve already been to San Mateo County, the scenic fifty-mile peninsula between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The San Francisco Airport is…

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If You Go – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Where2Stay
Caribbean Resort and Villas
3000 North Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
800.552.8509
A four building oceanfront complex offering suites and condo-type accommodations. Amenities include a new on-site water park. Golf packages also available.
www.caribbeanresort.com
Dunes Village Resort
5200…

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Navigating Nashville By Word-of-Mouth

by Clint Williams
If your ears aren’t ringing after two nights in Nashville, well, you’re just not trying. Long famous as the capital of country music, this city along the Cumberland River has more loud bands per capita than…

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Camping Connection: Fresh Air, Dirt, Rocks and Water

By Chris Reinolds
Before parenting consumed our lives, taking off for the weekend or a week long camping trip was… a lot easier. But today’s children spend too much time in front of the television and not enough time gazing…

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The Winery Experience in Sonoma County, CA

By Hope S. Philbrick
Even if you’ve never been to California, odds are that you’ve tasted it.
Two out of every three bottles of wine sold in the United States are California wines. The nation’s top wine producer, California makes…

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Hidden Golf Gems For the Recession

By Lynn DeBruin
So you can’t afford to play Pebble Beach, don’t want to camp out all night at Torrey Pines and Sea Island has you seeing dollar signs with every green you hit. No worries. Even in this tough…

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