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Torch Lily

Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

Kniphofia uvaria, Red Hot Poker or Torch Lily depending on your mood.  These lovely flowers originate from Cape Province, South Africa.  This example resides on some family property in South…

Truck Bay

St. John, USVI

  A day trip from St. Thomas to the nearby island of St. John is usually undertaken from Red Hook, the main ferry terminal for inter-island trips. Red Hook is…

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St. Thomas Activites

The busiest of the US Virgin Islands, St. Thomas has lots of activities to keep visitors busy. Most of these are focused on picture-perfect beaches and clear blue water. Sportfishing…

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Charlotte Amalie Historical Walk

Our walking tour is based on one we found in the tourist guide to St. Thomas they pass out when you arrive at the airport. It’s a good one! If…

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Intro to St. Thomas

While not our typical mode of travel, every once in a while it feels great to escape on a more traditional vacation. Since we’re still planning (hoping?) to earn some…

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Destination USA: Offbeat Houston

Houston has plenty of attractions: visit the Johnson Space Center or the Museum District, catch an Astros Game, or shop at the largest mall in Texas. The annual Houston Livestock…

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Destination USA: Savannah

 Savannah Roadtrip What better way to celebrate a birthday than a roadtrip? Our destination? Savannah, GA. It was my first visit to this historic city, so we wanted to hit…

Destination USA: Kiawah Island

Visiting Kiawah Island Off-Season February may not seem like the most logical time to visit one of South Carolina’s barrier islands, but it turned out to be perfect timing. Located…

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“What’ll Ya Have?” at The Varsity

If you haven’t been to The Varsity . . . On everyone’s list of top to-do’s in Atlanta, The Varsity is somewhere you have to visit.  With its retro decor, tiled…

Kauai’s Chickens: Charming Mischief Makers

  Kauai’s chickens rule. They stop traffic in downtown Lihue and beg like squirrels in local parks. You can find them at the beach, in the forest, and crowing outside…