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Joshua Tree National Park

Thanks to our guest author Karen Schwarz of Essaymom.net for sending us this story about her family’s trip to Joshua Tree National Park. We’re just back from a great spring break trip to Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California with our daughter, and wanted to spread the word about this fun and fascinating family more »

Solo travel plans

I tend to hibernate in winter. The cold just makes me bitter about not being able to go outside in sandals and a t-shirt, and I bury myself in blankets. It’s not unusual for me to spend days in my pajamas in winter (a perk or a problematic result of being a writer), but even more »

3 great places to cool off in Yosemite

We’ve all heard the famous Mark Twain expression, “the coldest winter I have saw was the summer I spent in San Francisco.” And it’s true, July can be downright blustery and damp, especially by the water. But travel just a few hours to Yosemite, and it’s a totally different scene. It’s not unusual for summer more »

7 Unique Family Accommodations Around the World

  We’ve stayed in some pretty unusual places with our family over the years. Our favorites? The earthship in Taos, New Mexico, the converted medieval bakery in France’s Loire Valley, the creepy castle in Germany, and a working farm in Costa Rica. Here are some other super cool accommodations for the adventurous family. Can you more »

Take the scenic route. Spotted in Venice Beach, California.

Take the scenic route. Spotted in Venice Beach, California. A post shared by Paige Conner Totaro ✈️ (@alloverthemap) on May 8, 2013 at 3:22pm PDT

L.A. Haze.

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Sunset on Sunset.

Sunset on Sunset. A post shared by Paige Conner Totaro ✈️ (@alloverthemap) on Apr 27, 2013 at 11:14pm PDT

Ice cream sandwiches!

Ice cream sandwiches! A post shared by Paige Conner Totaro ✈️ (@alloverthemap) on Apr 25, 2013 at 11:10pm PDT

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