Pioneer Village ~ Yosemite, CA

The next time you find yourself near the Wawona Hotel in Yosemite, take a moment to seek out the little hidden gem tucked in the nearby woods ~ Pioneer Village. This quaint area was created from structures that were located throughout the park over different eras and they were moved together to create this history center to honor the […]

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Gold Rush Country, CA

On a recent visit to the Gold Rush country in Northern California, I visited a few quaint towns and thought I would share the charm of this historic area. Murphys Murphys is a tiny town being called “the next Napa” due to all the vineyards and wineries that have infiltrated this area. The quaint main street has become a […]

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Mendocino, CA

Mendocino Written by Susan Edel Fade in: Int. Downtown Mendocino on a picture perfect day SUSAN (strolling the sidewalk window shopping) ******************** Ok, ok…that might be the closest I ever get to a Hollywood script but Mendocino certainly is no stranger to the limelight of Hollywood. Many movies have been filmed in and around this […]

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Elk, CA

Don’t blink when you drive through the very quaint town of Elk because you might miss it. Seriously. But what’s the saying ~ tiny but mighty ~ and that is exactly true about this town. What once was a bustling lumber town in the late 1800’s with over 2,000 residents, is now a tiny town left with a rich history and […]

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Tarantula Festival ~ Coarsegold, CA

A Tarantula Festival? Yes, really! Who knew?! There’s nothing I love more than serendipitously running across something different and fun. During my visit to Oakhurst this past weekend, I came across this cute town called Coarsegold. Situated in the California Gold Country foothills among the mighty oak trees, this tiny town has maintained its California […]

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Welcome Fall!

What could be more appropriate than celebrating the beauty of Fall from our Nation’s Capitol in Washington DC? If you haven’t experienced Fall on the East coast, then you are truly missing out on an incredible sight ~ this is nature at its best. These images are from my trip almost exactly one year ago, but the beauty of […]

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Tulum, Mexico

On my recent stay at the Rosewood Mayakoba in the Riviera Maya, I took the opportunity to visit the ruins of Tulum ~ one of the last Pre-Columbian cities inhabited and built by the Mayas situated on the cliffs of the Yucatan Peninsula facing the stunning Caribbean Sea. I decided to treat myself and booked a […]

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Sightseeing: Big Island, Hawaii

During my visit to the Big Island, I stayed at the Four Seasons Hualalai (see post here) which was an amazing experience as it is one of the best beach resorts I have ever been to. The resort truly evokes the epitome of “old school” Hawaii. However, what really made the trip a success was experiencing […]

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The Charters of Our Freedom

For all of us Americans, tomorrow is Independence Day, aka, the Fourth of July ~ a national holiday celebrating the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. We have come to celebrate this day by displaying our pride in showcasing our American flags in the front yard, oohing and awing at an amazing fireworks show, […]

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Road Trip!

Happy Friday! The weekend is here ~ how about a little road trip in one of these beauties from the Gateway Canyons Auto Museum.   Okay, this is a bit of tease since you’re not really going to get your hands on any of these rare automobiles owned by John Hendricks. These are only for your viewing […]

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