Family-Friendly Mardi Gras
Feb16

Family-Friendly Mardi Gras

Celebrate Mardi Gras with Family-Friendly Events on the Louisiana Coast Parades, costumes, and king cake are just a few elements that mark the Mardi Gras season in Louisiana. Though New Orleans typically comes to mind as the Mardi Gras capital, parishes all across the Louisiana coast celebrate carnival season with an array of special events. But what sets Mardi Gras in coastal Louisiana apart from the New Orleans version is that the...

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Carmel by the Sea
Aug08

Carmel by the Sea

“A village among the trees,” is how Carmel-by-the-Sea was described to me by Carrie Theis, long-time resident and owner of Hofsas House, a family-run boutique inn that was started by her grandmother in the heart of Carmel. Hofsas House, with its European elegance and rich family history is just one example of the unique and familial style of this town that fills only one square mile. In Carmel, the houses are named, not numbered, and...

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Spring Training Cactus League Style

You’re never too old to learn something new. Any traveler can tell you that. I learned this week that for a real baseball fan, attending a spring training game can be a more enjoyable experience than a regular season game. The Cactus League, in Arizona, hosts spring training games for many major league teams every year, and has been doing so since 1946 when Cleveland Indians owner Bill Veeck moved his spring training operation...

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Holland America’s Alaska in 2010

Seattle, April 14, 2009 — Holland America Line is introducing a new 14-day Alaskan Adventurer cruise itinerary in 2010 to complement its extensive selection of seven-day itineraries and departures. The Alaskan Adventurer increases the choice of Holland America itineraries to a total of four, joining the popular Alaskan Explorer, Glacier Discovery and Glacier Bay Inside Passage itineraries. Holland America’s schedule features eight...

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