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For the Benefit and Enjoyment of the People

“Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it.” Theodore Roosevelt
September 29, 2009 – Last night’s second installment of Ken Burns’ National Parks: America’s Best Idea, brought to…

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PBS Documentary a Must See

September 28, 2009 – Watching part one last night of Ken Burns’ latest documentary, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea was almost like going to church. The episode’s spectacular scenes along with the tale of how the United States…

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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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Beach! I Need Beach!

July 26, 2009 – OMG! I miss the beach! Yes, it’s summer and the beach is the perfect weekend activity but the problem for my family and me is that we live over four hours away by car from the…

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Carriers: Bullseye on American Flyers

July 23, 2009 – Yesterday I read that Delta increased its fee for checked baggage and it got me to wondering. What are the policies at non-U.S. airlines and what do economy travelers pay for baggage when they live outside…

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Road Trip Memories

By Stacey Dougherty
July 21, 2009 – With summer in full swing and the country still mired in a recession, it’s hard for many to afford a fancy vacation. Airlines, in response to reduced demand, are cutting the number…

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Update: St. John

July 16, 2009 – Last month we were fortunate enough to be able to return to this tiny gem in the Caribbean.  And unlike our trip last year, we swam with sea turtles every single day! This visit was…

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