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Step off the beaten path in Portland, Maine

12 of Portland’s quirky, unsung & simple pleasures Major attractions tend to be big and bold in Portland, Maine. The city’s Old Port area, with its dizzying array of lobster choices, offers a beguiling mix of working waterfront… Read More

A day at Newport Beach, aaaahhhh

I’ve spent my entire life land-locked – first on the Great Plains, and later in the mountains of Northern Arizona. While I’ve loved them both, I have a secret confession: I’m an ocean girl at heart. In my… Read More

La Princesa to the Princess: Beating the heat in sweltering Arizona

Summer in Arizona typically calls for a cool reprieve. In my opinion, there are two choices: A stay at a swanky Scottsdale hotel; or a few days on a Mexican beach. I recently combined the two for a super-roadtrip.

But Oficial, I don’t have 1,000 pesos! The highs and lows of a road trip south of the border

I know from experience that driving across the border into Mexico has its pros and cons. Usually, it’s all good for me, but on a recent trip, I experienced something new.