A 5,000-Mile Journey to the Last Frontier

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By Neela Bhagat
January 21, 2015

  North to Alaska, The Second Leg: Dawson City, Yukon Territory, to Homer, Alaska       Alaska, here we come! After 10 days on the road (from Mile 0 of the Alaska Highway in British Columbia to Dawson City, Yukon Territory), my husband, Arjun, and I can’t wait to cross the border... Read more »

Four Times the Fun in Southern California

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By Bobbie Hasselbring
December 23, 2014

  These attractions — Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, Knott’s Berry Farm and Universal Studios Hollywood — appeal to the kid inside all of us   Everyone loves amusement parks and Southern California boasts the four granddaddies — Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, Knott’s... Read more »

NPS Fee-Free Days for 2015

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December 22, 2014

  “Every day is a great day in a national park, and these entrance-fee-free days offer an extra incentive to visit one of these amazing places,” said National Park Service (NPS) Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. Generally, 133 of the 401 NPS sites have entrance fees ranging from $3 to $25. While... Read more »

Getaway: St. Petersburg, Florida

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By Pam Windsor
December 19, 2014

  Enjoy gorgeous beaches, island wildlife preserves, art, history, culture and attractions with an international flair   If you’re traveling to St. Petersburg, Florida, or St. Pete as it’s often called, you might want to start with Fort De Soto Park at the southern tip of the Pinellas... Read more »

Out of This World

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By Morey Edelman
December 19, 2014

  The Future is Here … and it’s in Southern New Mexico   America’s first commercial spaceport, Spaceport America, is open for business. Both SpaceX, which is testing orbital payload rockets, and Virgin Galactic, which will be flying paying passengers into space, are utilizing this new... Read more »

Miracle Plane Lands at the Carolinas Aviation Museum

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Christine Goodier
December 18, 2014

  Charlotte, North Carolina  Few of us will ever forget the “Miracle on the Hudson” or the images of passengers standing on the wings of a sinking Airbus A320. Thanks to the skill of Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III and his crew, all 155 people on board survived an emergency river... Read more »

North to Alaska: A 5,000-Mile Journey to the Last Frontier

After crossing the Yukon River Bridge, stop at the large pullout on the side of the highway to see Five Fingers Rapids.

By Neela Bhagat
December 18, 2014

  The First Leg — Dawson Creek, British Columbia, to Dawson City, Yukon Territory     For many people, Alaska is a dream destination that elicits many questions. Shall we cruise or fly? Will we see the real Alaska? How about traveling the historic Alaska Highway in our own motorhome?... Read more »

A Winter Escape to Phoenix

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By Mary Zalmanek
November 21, 2014

  Find plenty of sunshine, outdoor adventures and fascinating attractions in the heart of Arizona’s Sonoran Desert   While the rest of North America was enduring the brutal 2014 winter, my husband, Jim, and I spent two glorious weeks in Phoenix, Arizona, where weathermen were reporting... Read more »

National Museum of World War II Aviation

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by Mary Zalmanek
November 21, 2014

  An amazing display of World War II-era aircraft being restored in Colorado Springs   The National Museum of World War II Aviation in Colorado Springs, Colorado, opened in 2012 to explore the role aviation played in winning the war. Our guide, Phil Heacock, explained America’s isolationist... Read more »

Dimensions of Denali

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by Bobbie Hasselbring
November 21, 2014

  A journey to this majestic national park includes side trips that are quintessentially Alaskan   Denali. For those familiar with the great Alaskan mountain, the tallest peak in North America, Denali (aka Mount McKinley) brings up images of a massive, snowy peak towering over the landscape... Read more »

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