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Getting Dirty in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – It was a good thing that I passed the Breathalyzer test because that meant I got to drive one of Ed Mumm’s bulldozers. Mumm’s business may seem a bit over the edge – it’s called Dig … Continue reading

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Rolling on the River in Laughlin

LAUGHLIN, Nevada. — The Colorado River is more than a linear oasis in the desert between Laughlin, Nevada, and Bullhead City, Arizona. It’s also a major recreational asset. While jet skis, powerboats and river taxis do zoom around on this … Continue reading

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Princess Cruises Celebrates a Half Century in Cruising Excellence

No other Cruise Line has ever been able to capture peoples imagination quite like Princess. Much of this is owed of course to Geraldine Saunders, Aaron Spelling and the cast of the Love Boat. For many of us who remember … Continue reading

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Fish Tales and Life Stories on Lake Pontchartrain

ON LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN, La. – It’s one thing to have a fishing guide who puts you on fish. It’s an entirely different thing to have a fishing guide who also imparts a sense of place. If you engage Captain Kenny … Continue reading

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Exploring the Florida Keys: Setting the Mood

The Florida Keys are a chain of islands only 110 miles long. The famed Overseas Highway allows you to drive from Key Largo at the top to Key West at the bottom in about three hours – but that would … Continue reading

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Quebec City in Winter, Part 5

  I have met a master of Quebec’s artistic folklore. She is Yvette Michelin, a maker of intricate, finger-woven sashes created in French Canada in the 18th century. If you are in Quebec when she’s making a public appearance, go. … Continue reading

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Quebec City in Winter, Part 4

  Unless you’re the lead dog, the scenery never changes. That axiom from the world of dogsledding doesn’t apply if you’re the musher.  Standing on the runners of a sled with six or seven powerful, yelping dogs in front of … Continue reading

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Quebec City in Winter, Part 3

  It didn’t take long to find my kind of restaurant in Quebec City. In a city filled with cozy cafes and fancy restaurants – meaning $35 entrees and even pricier wines – I sought something different. At home (Nashville, … Continue reading

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I just visited Phoenix for the 26th time in the past twenty years and thought I had seen it all. The desert with its huge variety of plants, the numerous art galleries, more than 100 golf courses, and literally thousands … Continue reading

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Toronto’s friendly neighbor

The greater Toronto area has a population of more than five million and most tourists head there when visiting Ontario, BUT…they are missing out on another great but much smaller city less than an hours drive away. Hamilton is home … Continue reading

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