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Splendour Shouldn’t Make You Hesitate About Cruising

Last week, along with the rest of the world, we watched as the situation unfolded aboard the Carnival Splendor with great interest, sending best wishes for the crew and passengers. Thankfully, the damaged cruise ship made landfall in San Diego…

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Mad As Hell Day Website Submits Signatures

By Stacey Dougherty
Did you hear about the new website Mad As Hell Day?  It was set up to gather digital signatures from air passengers who are fed up with all the added fees airlines hit us with that substantially…

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Visit California Because…You Can!

By Stacey Dougherty
Friends of mine are getting together this weekend and flying to California to do Sonoma. I’m so jealous I could spit! California is one of my favorite states! I can’t get away right now but I’m hoping…

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Destin, Florida Takes Steps to Protect Their Beaches

June 8, 2010 – The beaches of Destin are getting the full treatment to protect them from the oncoming oil slick. This report from CNN tells us what the town is doing, all without the help of BP, despite Destin’s…

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Disaster Offers Opportunity

June 6, 2010 – Looking at the view of the Gulf and the mouth of Destin Harbor from the terrace of our condo rental, nursing a steaming cup of java, I watched the break of dawn as it slowly unfurled…

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Don’t Let BP Cover It Up!

May 19, 2010 – This Saturday will mark one month since the oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico sank after a massive explosion that killed 11 oil rig workers. I’ve watched and read news reports in horror as BP…

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Tennessee is Open for Business!

May 8, 2010 – Despite the torrential rains last weekend and the resulting floods in Nashville and surrounding areas, the folks in Tennessee want you to know that they ARE open for business! According to the state’s tourism website, the…

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Deal Alert! Seaworld Offering $5 Kid Admission

April 27, 2010 – Awesome deal for US residents from SeaWorld, good until Dec 31 at all three U.S. locations! Now through December 31, 2010, when U.S. residents purchase a full-price adult admission, children ages 3-12 receive a ticket to…

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Free Admission During National Park Week!

April 16, 2010 – Earth Day is April 22 and the National Parks Service is taking a whole week to celebrate. Starting tomorrow through April 25, 2010 admission to all the U.S. National Parks is FREE. Access any of the…

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Observations From a Short Southern Road Trip

By Stacey Dougherty
April 6, 2010 – This past weekend I drove my 14-year old to join a friend for spring break at the beach in South Carolina. Normally, a 12-hour drive over two days wouldn’t be something I’d normally…

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