From the monthly archives:

August 2009

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Camping Connection – The Very First National Seashore

Story and photos by Bill Steiden
A little less than fifty years ago, a bridge opened across the Outer Banks’ Oregon Inlet, connecting North Carolina’s Roanoke and Hatteras islands. That could have been the ruination of the most pristine coastline…

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Summer’s End

August 31, 2009 – Labor Day weekend, the official end of summer for many, is next week. Kids will be back to school, pools and beaches will become deserted and the days left to live in your flip flops are…

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Letter to a Friend

Dear Mary,
Well, our kids are back at school already, I’m grumbling about how August is no longer a part of the summer vacation like I do every year and many of us in our wide circle are remembering…

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Birthday, Sex and Real Names Only, Please

August 15, 2009 – Today is the day that the TSA will require all passengers booking flights within the United States to provide their birth date and gender. In addition, the name you use when booking flights must match the…

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Vacation or ….?

August 10, 2009 – I know times are tough for a lot of people. This year a vacation was out of reach for many. And if we don’t know how long this recession will last at least we know that…

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Wining and Dining Your Way Through NY’s Finger Lakes

By Hope S. Philbrick
Shhh. I’m going to let you in on a secret: Wines from New York’s Finger Lakes region are often more affordably priced than their European or Californian counterparts. If ‘affordable’ sounds like a euphemism for ‘sub-par,’…

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Racing, Soaring, Sipping and More In New York’s Finger Lakes District

By Hope S. Philbrick
Breathtaking views invite me to sit back and gaze, but New York’s Finger Lakes region offers a myriad of opportunities to experience the area in all sorts of hands-on, roll-up-your-sleeves and get-dirty ways. So during a…

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If You Go – Montréal, Québec

Where2Stay
Auberge des Gallant
Ste-Marthe, Québec
450.459.4241
www.gallant.qc.ca
Hilton Garden Inn Montréal Centre Ville
Montréal, Québec
514.840.0010
www.hiltongardenmontreal.com
L’Hostellerie des Trois Tilleuis
St-Marc-sur-Richelieu, Québec
514.856.7787
www.lestroistilleuls.com
Montréal Marriott Château Champlain
Montréal, Québec
514-878-9000
www.montrealmarriottchateauchamplain.com
Rates vary by season and room…

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