Long Beach Peninsula of Washington: Kites and Cranberries

Cranberry Bog

There’s always something going on at the beach. Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula, in the southwest portion of the state, was named one of ‘America’s Favorite Beach Towns’ by ForbesTraveler.com and voted ‘Best Beach’ by the viewers of Seattle’s KING-5 TV. The Long Beach Peninsula offers visitors colorful shops, great locally sourced seafood, unusual museums, horseback… Read More

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Celebrate National Train Day in the Verde Valley of Arizona

Verde Canyon Railroad

Once a year the Verde Canyon Railroad depot unites the entire Arizona Verde Valley in celebration of railroading. On National Train Day, Saturday May 10th, 2014, Verde Canyon Railroad applauds the important history of American railroads with an entertaining and educational event at their Clarkdale depot. Taking place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., this free event is fun for all ages; including exhibits and activities from local attractions and organizations. The highlight of the day is the guided tour of the John Bell Museum and the train’s vintage rail cars.

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Year ‘round on Santa Fe’s Canyon Road: Events and explorations

Sculpture on Canyon Road

People come to Santa Fe for the big events such as Indian Market and the Canyon Road Paint Out. But Canyon Road is a draw year ’round with gallery openings and both natural and historic beauty. The old adobes are picturesque and always are camera-worthy. Canyon Road is a must-do when visiting Santa Fe.

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Annual Daffodil Festival in Amity Oregon: A spring day in the countryside

Amity Daffodils

Just south of Portland, Oregon you’ll encounter many small intriguing towns. Amity is one such place. Amity is a historic pioneer town. Each year, you’ll find the community of Amity coming together around a glorious yellow flower that signifies spring. March is Daffodil Festival time.

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5 fascinating bridges in the western U.S.

London Bridge at Lake Havasu, Arizona

In the west, you’ll find that bridges, many over deep canyons and rushing rivers, are created out of necessity rather than for art. While these bridges are not the typical that you will think of when you hear the word, “bridge,” they are all interesting in their own right. While you travel the Southwest, enjoy a walk or a ride over some of these bridges both small and large.

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Christmas in Portland, Oregon: Christmas ships lead the way

Portland Oregon Christmas Ships

You know it’s Christmas time in Portland, Oregon when the Christmas Ships sail on the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. For close to 60 years, privately owned vessels have paraded on the rivers, stopping to circle and wow onlookers gathered on bridges, shorelines and riverside restaurants.

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