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Mid-Atlantic Cities with the Best Outdoor Adventure

Sometimes you just need an outdoor adventure. Climb some rocks. Swing from the treetops. Bike down a mountain. Kayak class 3 and 4 rapids, either natural or manmade. You might think of the American West for these things but rest assured, these outdoor adventure cities on the East Coast have you covered, too.   Richmond more »

What Is the Best Florida Beach for YOU?

Want to know what the best Florida beach for you is? What beaches do you think of when you think of Florida? Miami is the first one for just about everyone, but what you think of next might betray your age. If you think Fort Lauderdale, you were probably a college kid in the 70s more »

Watch This Space – just not quite yet

I know, I know. My blog has been pretty quiet for the past year or so. There was stuff going on. And I’ve been active on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and Pinterest, with an occasional Snapchat experiment (username: pctotaro). Follow me there if you don’t already. 🙂 But now I’m gearing up to get active on more »

Where to Get Your Mid-Century Modern Fix on Vacation

If you love teak wood, simple lines, and pops of color, why not satisfy your mid-century modern fix while on vacation? Whether you prefer the sleek lines of International Style city skyscrapers, the integration with nature of Frank Lloyd Wright, or the the kitschy 50s resort style, you can find it in its original or more »

What kind of travel insurance do I need?

People ask me this question all the time and the answer, as with most important things, is, “It depends.” It depends on what you want it to cover. I used to only buy travel insurance during seasons when there was a possibility of extreme weather (snow, hurricanes) that might delay a flight. If I’m going more »

Help Wanted: Northern Lights Spotter

A friend sent me this ad for a spotter of the Northern Lights job and I thought I’d pass it along. Are you a night owl? Love the cold? Don’t mind spending the winter far from the city? Dying to see the Northern Lights, like, a lot? Then this job may be for you: I more »

A Welsh girl and her rabbit: Welsh Rarebit Recipe

This post was sponsored by Visit Wales. A Welsh girl and her rabbit: a recipe for Welsh Rarebit My grandfather said that his Welsh forebears were horse thieves, which is just about all I know about that branch of the family. I have no reason to doubt his story, except the twinkle in his eye more »

This is the End – Or is it Just the Beginning?

This is the end. In the words of the somewhat famous and totally unpredictable Jim Morrison of The Doors, this is the end, my only friend, the end. My family and I just completed a year-long overland adventure through Mexico and Central America. We left Virginia on August 1, 2015 and drove our 1985 Volkswagen more »

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