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San Diego, CA: Harbor Island Living

San Diego, CA: Harbor Island Living

It’s been nearly 9 years since my last journey to San Diego, and this time I would be there for business. Unfortunately, I was not able to venture far from the conference center at the Sheraton San Diego & Marina, but I did enjoy the hotel for its huge pool, hot tub, fitness center and … Continue reading

Seattle, WA: Check for Butterflies Before You Go!

Seattle, WA: Check for Butterflies Before You Go!

The Pacific Science Center is home to many different exhibits, but one of my favorites is the Tropical Butterfly House. The Butterfly House is a beautiful way to enjoy fluttering butterflies, their colorful wings, and a warm tropical garden. It opened on December 26, 1998, with the goal of utilizing the 4,000 square foot exhibit space … Continue reading

Portland Spirit, All Aboard!

Portland Spirit, All Aboard!

Spring is in the air and sunshine has been blessing us a few days a week throughout the winter this year. An unusual winter, indeed. When the warmer weather returns and the rain is even more scarce, I always long to get on the river. There are many ways to make a river journey here … Continue reading

Seattle, WA: SAM you are Wonderful!

Seattle, WA: SAM you are Wonderful!

Each and every time I travel to Seattle with a day to explore the city, I head to the Seattle Art Museum Sculpture Garden, affectionately known as SAM. I truly enjoy the broad scope of art found here as I wander through this sculpture garden. It sits on the edge of the sound and is … Continue reading

Bremerton, WA: Just a Ferry Ride Away From Seattle

Bremerton, WA: Just a Ferry Ride Away From Seattle

Bremerton, Washington, is the largest city located on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington with just under 40,000 residents. Bremerton is the home of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Bremerton Annex of Naval Base Kitsap. The city is connected to downtown Seattle by a 55-minute ferry, which carries both vehicles and walk-on passengers along a 15.5 mile route to and from Seattle. As a … Continue reading

Las Vegas, NV: Strip, Win, and Explore!

Las Vegas, NV: Strip, Win, and Explore!

Some people think that once you’ve been to a place, you should not waste your time and go back to that place, but should instead visit new places. Vegas doesn’t seem to have that effect on most people. People whom I’ve met say they like visiting Vegas as often as possible. It seems like almost … Continue reading