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Road Trip to Salem, Oregon For The Total Solar Eclipse 2017

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Tweet If you’re interested in all things celestial or you’re just heading down the I5 for a road trip to California in August, you may want to spend a day in Salem, Oregon. That’s where, on August 21st, you’ll be able to witness the total solar eclipse. This is the first time in 99 years the USA will be treated …

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California road trip from Vancouver: 2017

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Tweet I’m not sure if anyone noticed, but I had taken a leave of absence from the blog for awhile. We had just moved to the farm, were knee deep in renovations, and something had to give before I cracked up. Now that my reno is almost done, I’ve got a farm yard full of animals, and I’m pretty happy …

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Travel Virtually With The Laguna Beach Web Cam

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Tweet I’m back after a long hiatus of renovations, remodels, and adjusting to a farmhouse lifestyle. From getting used to pine instead of drywall to an invasion of mice that my lazy cats won’t seem to take care of, it’s been an adventure. But summer is looming, and with that summer vacation. We took a vacation from our regular California …

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Disneyland food, plug in version

Tweet I write a weekly column on Best Buy Canada’s community site, and this week we’re talking Disneyland’s treats and eats. I used to be one of those people who hauled in my own food and left the park to go eat somewhere else after a long day, but I slowly discovered that eating elsewhere made no sense when there …

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Laguna Beach Web Cam

Laguna Beach Web Cam

Tweet Have I posted about this? If I have, you’ll have to forgive me. It’s that good. If you’re stuck in the middle of a snowbank somewhere, if you are in a constant downpour of winter rain, or if you just really miss California, this Laguna Beach Web Cam will be your best friend. I know it’s mine. Even if …

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Hotel reviews – Cozy up to the Residence Inn Tustin

Residence Inn Tustin

Tweet There aren’t very many times I’d use the word ‘cozy’ when it comes to a hotel. Hotels are usually nice, clean, and sterile looking, designed to welcome you in and welcome you back out again. After all, if you’re only staying a night or two, you don’t need cozy. You need functional. But cozy is exactly what I’d call …

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Road Trip Planner – Dodge Grand Caravan is the best vehicle for the drive

Arizona Colleges Are Just Saying No To Binge Drinking And Tailgating

Tweet Driving from Vancouver to Disneyland takes stamina, patience, and a seriously reliable vehicle. This isn’t a drive for the faint of heart, because you’ll encounter flats, forests, and mountains, plus possibly some of the worst highway traffic I’ve ever seen on a road that’s supposed to be 120km/70 miles per hour speed limit. I’ve done the drive on the …

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Disneyland Grand Californian Hotel Review

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Tweet This Disneyland Grand Californian Hotel Review is a re-post of a review from my old blog, but it’s worth a read if you’re heading to the Anaheim area. The year was 1978 and I was 7 years old. I had just flown (back when you could smoke on airplanes, I remember there was a haze the entire time!) from …

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Hello Hotel Indigo! Review Of The Hotel Indigo Anaheim

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Tweet There’s nothing I love more than a new hotel, and if given the choice I will always, always choose a new hotel over one that’s been there forever. This is especially true in Anaheim and for hotels near the Disneyland Resort. I have my favorites picked from staying in the area over the years, but if a new one pops …

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Plan a road trip – 3 spots to stop when driving the I5 West coast

Tweet If you’re about to plan a road trip with your kids down the West Coast from Vancouver/Seattle to Los Angeles or, more specifically in my case, straight to Disneyland, you’re going to have to plan a few stops along the way. I’ve taken the I5 on our road trips for the most part – taking the exit to San …

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