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3 Reasons Why You Should NOT Go On Iceland’s Most Popular Day Trip – A Weekend in Iceland (Part 2)

The Golden Circle tour is one of the most popular bus trips for travelers visiting Reykjavik.  The Golden Circle tour allows you to visit 3 tourist destinations: 1) Geysir geothermal area, 2) Gullfoss waterfall, and 3) Thingvellir National Park.  Because it provides quantity (3 separate tourist attractions), yet can be done within one 8-hour day, it is near…

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Petrified Forests, Painted Deserts and a White House in Arizona? : A Weekend in Arizona (Part 6)

We left Monument Valley behind, and headed to Chinle, AZ to spend the night.  We chose to stay in Chinle because the Holiday Inn Canyon de Chelly had landed on the IHG PointsBreak list.  At 5,000 IHG points per night, it was an easy decision to make.  However, without launching into an extensive review of the property,…

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Love Movies? You Should Visit Monument Valley : A Weekend in Arizona (Part 5)

After heading to the Four Corners Monument in Arizona (or was it Colorado?  or Utah?  Or New Mexico?), we were relatively close to the site of 5 (!) John Wayne movies: Monument Valley, straddling the border of Arizona and Utah. “Monument Valley is the place where God put the West.”  (John Wayne) The closest point…

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Joe’s BBQ Blue Ridge, GA – TripAdvisor’s #1 Rated BBQ. Review From A Kansas City Native

Last weekend we took advantage of some unseasonably cooler weather and drove the family truckster up to the picturesque town of Blue Ridge in the North Georgia mountains to sample the TripAdvisor #1 rated bbq joint in America, Joe’s BBQ. As a Kansas City native (now living in Atlanta) and having resided in Memphis briefly, I…

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A Weekend in Arizona: Landing at PHX, Sedona and Grand Canyon (Part 1)

Arizona is widely recognized as one of the best states to retire in, in part due to the terrific weather they get in the winter.  Point of emphasis on the season.  Foolishly, Annalisa, Matthew (my tag-along third wheel brother) and I took a trip out to the last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the Union…

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The Best… Italian Restaurant Ever (and Rob Gronkowski!)

Rhode Island: You are forgiven if you consider yourself a serious traveler, but have never been to the smallest state in the USA (and the one with the longest official name).  In fact, you’re even forgiven if you had always assumed that Rhode Island was just a suburb of Massachusetts, or a place that Seth MacFarlane invented…

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