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One Holiday Gift for Your Entire List!

One Holiday Gift for Your Entire List!

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone but you still have plenty of holiday gifts to buy.  What if there is one holiday gift for your entire list? Give the gift of travel and adventure. Whether it’s a family time in the great outdoors or plans for an overseas excursion, the gift of travel will not disappoint. Not
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Thanksgiving is Snoopy and Little Birdie… since 1973

Thanksgiving is Snoopy and Little Birdie… since 1973

My unconventional Snoopy centerpiece reflects two very important aspects of our family's Thanksgiving celebration: One, the stuffed bird is as close as I get to cooking on Thanksgiving! Little Birdie And two,  a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is a must watch! I have been watching Snoopy fight with that lawn chair and play ping-pong while singing Little Birdie since 1973!   So you can see that my love
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Three Months From Today Is Christmas – I have the best gift ever!

Three Months From Today Is Christmas – I have the best gift ever!

    Three Months Until Christmas! I  know, it's unbelievable but Christmas does show up year after year after year. Three months from today it will be here again but wait I have the best gift ever! How do I know this, well I asked my kids and with the exception of the year we got the Wii Game Console, this has been
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Across the USA by Train and BACK and MORE for $459

Across the USA by Train and BACK and MORE for $459

Type the words "train travel  in the USA" and you are sure to see the viral post of traveler David Low and his $213 train ride across the United States. What most people fail to do is read his entire post to see that he used  Amtrak's USA Rail Pass and spent over $400 to cross the United States by
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Do you remember the Amtrak song from the 1980’s?

Do you remember the Amtrak song from the 1980’s?

Amtrak Song! Do you remember the Amtrak song from the eighties?  Hint: It beings with the words, "There's something about...." Did that help you?  If you got it without help, comment "I got this" below.  If you didn't get it no worries, click the link, WARNING, it will get stuck in your head for the rest of the day! Thank you to
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This is NOT what you want to hear today!

This is NOT what you want to hear today!

This is NOT what you want to hear today. I know this because I did the math (okay I counted with my fingers and toes) and I don't want to hear this either, but here it goes. Today is the first day of summer! Woohoo!  There are however only 75 days left until Labor Day!  I know, right? I was shocked too,
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Enjoy our Radio Interview and Last Day for FREE Digital Download!

Enjoy our Radio Interview and Last Day for FREE Digital Download!

Enjoy my radio interview today with Dan and Stephanie from WCOD Cape Cod. Too much fun so early in the morning. Video from our four trips and the pictures are just a sample of what is in the book!  Click here for  your FREE digital copy (available through June 5th, 2017).   Today is the last day for free downloads of our new book
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I’ve Always Wanted To Do That!

I’ve Always Wanted To Do That!

When I tell people my new book is about train travel, the number one response to follow is "I've Always Wanted to Do That!"   So, why aren't you going? Okay, I know the obvious answers: time and money, we may never have enough of either one.  But really, why aren't you going?  If I told you it remains one of
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