From the monthly archives:

March 2010

If You Go – Mexico City

Where2Stay
Hotel Maria Cristina
No. 31 Río Lerma
Col. Cuauhtémoc, México D.F., C.P. 06500
Tel: 5703 1212 and 5566 9688
With 150 rooms and Wi-Fi available throughout most of them, the hotel also offers proximity to museums, restaurants, nightclubs, and…

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Mexico City – A Sightseer’s Delight

Story and photos by Betsy Marvin
A short week’s stay in Mexico City proved to be full of activity on a trip last December that preceded a longer stay in Oaxaca. We had never been before but will definitely be…

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Riding to the City of New Orleans

Story and photos by Betsy Marvin
The effort and stress of air travel these days had us thinking of alternatives for a recent trip to New Orleans. We wanted to be able to relax and get things done during the…

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If You Go – Washington, DC

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is March 27 through April 11 in Washington, D.C. Be sure to wear comfy shoes. You’ll most likely have to walk from a Metro stop to the Washington Monument grounds, parade route, or wherever you’re…

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As Winter Ends, the Capital Ushers in Spring

By Cindy Murphy-Tofig
Whether you’ve been slammed by snowstorm after snowstorm or you were lucky and only had to deal with a week or two of bitter cold, one of the best antidotes to winter is the annual National Cherry…

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A Texan In Botswana – Part Two

Story and photos by John Griffin
When you go on safari, your body has to get used to a new timetable – and not just because of any jet lag you may experience. In the camps throughout the Okavango…

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The Food of Lake Charles, La. – Alligators, Boudin, Cajun/Creole & More

By Hope S. Philbrick
For a place that boasts of its history as a “no man’s land,” Lake Charles has much to offer its visitors—most especially to those who are hungry. Located in a section of Southwest Louisiana that was…

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If You Go – Lake Charles, Louisiana

Where2Stay
L’Auberge du Lac Casino Resort
777 Avenue L’Auberge
Lake Charles, LA 70601
337.395.7777
www.ldlcasino.com
Where2Eat
Blue Duck Café
345 Broad St.
Lake Charles, LA 70601
337.721.1967
www.blueduckcafe.com
Delicious Donuts & Bakery
2283 Country Club Rd.
Lake Charles, LA 70605…

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Travel Trends – Getting Off the Ground

By Bobby L. Hickman
You’re at the airport, heading for a dream vacation, and your airline announced it is canceling your flight. What should you do now? And what are your rights anyway?
Unfortunately today, “There are no hard and…

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Camping Connection – Time for the Eastern and Western Flower Shows

By Bill Steiden
An old saying has it that love is like wildflowers, often found in the most unlikely places. The truth behind that truism is illustrated by two classic camping spots on opposite sides of the country that, in…

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