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Grand Canyon: Guide to the North Rim

Want to visit the Grand Canyon this summer? Planning a trip to this immense national treasure can be overwhelming as there are so many places to visit and its all spread out. Use this Guide to the North Rim to help decide which side of the Canyon you want to visit and to plan your

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Museums of San Antonio

San Antonio has several unique museums. They are definitely worth the visit whether you’re in San Antonio on vacation or you’re a local. Each museum has interesting architecture as well as exhibits. Four of the¬†museums are located along the San Antonio River. The McNay Museum, not located on the river, is surrounded by beautiful gardens

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Mount Rainier: Day Trip from Seattle

A trip to the Seattle area would not be complete without spending a day or two hiking on Mount Rainier. The National Park is within driving distance of Seattle and the mountain can be seen from many points inside the city, especially from the Space Needle on a clear day. If you love hiking or

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Victoria, B.C. – Day Trip from Seattle

If you’re spending a week in Seattle, or even a long weekend like I did, you should spend a day in Victoria, B.C. This beautiful Canadian city is a just ferry ride away from Seattle and small enough to squeeze in a lot sights in a short period of time. Plus, why not visit another

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Escape to Nature in San Antonio

As the days get warmer and flowers begin to bloom in San Antonio, you don’t have to go far to be surrounded by beautiful flowers. Escape to nature without ever leaving the city! Visit these two beautiful gardens! All photos are my own. San Antonio Botanical Garden Location:¬†555 Funston Place, San Antonio, TX 78209 Hours:

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Day Trip to Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Take a Day Trip from San Antonio to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center! Just outside of Austin is a sanctuary for plants. The Lady Bird Wildflower Center is so close to Austin it has an Austin address but far enough away from the city that you only hear the sounds of nature (and other

Mission San Jose, San Antonio, Texas

Visit All Five Missions of San Antonio

Visit all five Missions of San Antonio! As a local, I encourage people to see the missions all the time. If you love history, old buildings, and want to visit something unique to San Antonio, you need to add the Missions to your list of things to do and see in the Alamo City. There

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Visiting Dublin in Winter

With the cold, often drizzling days, visiting Dublin, Ireland in the winter may sound like a drab time. But there’s still plenty to do and see even if the weather isn’t all sunshine and rainbows! Explore Dublin, nearby castles, or take a day trip to Howth.