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10 days on solid earth in spectacular Alaska

10 days on solid earth in spectacular Alaska

Tell someone you are going to Alaska and they assume you mean via a cruise.

Anchorage’s sites best seen by air

Anchorage’s sites best seen by air

We are high over the Knik Glacier north of Anchorage, trying to take in the vastness and splendor that is Alaska. As far as our bird’s eye view takes us, there are rugged snow-covered peaks, braided rivers and giant sheets of moving ice that have created the valley where Alaska’s largest city sits.

Borrego hotel offers supreme stargazing experience

Borrego hotel offers supreme stargazing experience

It’s late May, four in the afternoon and 100 degrees, but I’m cool.

Discovering a new town just north of Sonoma

Discovering a new town just north of Sonoma

We are in one of Healdsburg’s several antique stores, combing through a pile of old LIFE magazines, looking for one published the week of my birth. (Let’s just say it was sometime during the last millennium.)

Nifty products solve pesky travel woes

Nifty products solve pesky travel woes

Traveling can present some challenges, so thank goodness there are creative people out there who are always coming up with ingenious ideas to make being on-the-go more convenient. Here are some offerings that will do just that:

A lifelong fantasy becomes a reality

A lifelong fantasy becomes a reality

Lynne Martin is excited.

Travel destinations an hour away from your doorstep

Travel destinations an hour away from your doorstep

Southern California is truly a destination for all seasons.

Travel memories caught on camera

Travel memories caught on camera

For most people, taking photos is as much a part of the trip as plane tickets, suitcases and postcards. We want to be able to bring home memories and relive our travels.

Read your way around the world this holiday season

Read your way around the world this holiday season

If you are looking for a book for that traveler on your gift list or something special for yourself, here are my picks:

Wowed by metal monsters and flowers

Wowed by metal monsters and flowers

You can always count on the Anza Borrego Desert to deliver surprises, and we weren’t disappointed on a recent visit.In late October, we drove over the mountains to see some of the 131 Sky Art sculptures that inhabit the acres around the town of Borrego Springs. We expected to be wowed by these metal monsters, […]

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