September 29, 2016

$20.10 Rates for the Rest of 2010 on the Olympic Peninsula

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Olympic National Park and surroundings set the  stage for a relaxing winter getaway. This year, that getaway is more affordable  than ever.  For November or December travel with the End 2010 with $20.10 Deal, visitors to the area can stay one night at Lake Quinault Lodge (pictured above) or Kalaloch Lodge for $99 and get [...]

Save Money at Cedar Point

Cedar-Point

I grew up in Ohio, which has a surprising number of summer amusements. My favorite, of course, was and is Cedar Point, home to some of the finest roller coasters in the world! (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); As with most amusements, proximity is the best solution to money saving.  There are options available that [...]

Fireworks in Maine 2010

Fireworks

What a great way to finish a great day in Maine!  Because of the more rural nature of Maine, the skies are dark and the fireworks are brilliant as a result.  We love our fireworks up here, and there are many displays planned throughout the summer. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The State Fire Marshall [...]

Scribner’s Mill Back to the Past Celebration

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This annual event is the major fundraiser for the Scribner’s Mill Preservation group.  They pull out all the stops and it is a great historical event.  The Back to the Past celebration is always the first weekend in August.  The efforts of dozens of volunteers and exhibitors help make this a great experience for the [...]

Maine State Parks: Cheap Day Trip Options

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Maine has a lot of outdoors for vacationers to enjoy.  Parks abound.  There is one National Park (Acadia), a piece of the White Mountain National Forest, and 31 or so parks managed by the Maine Bureau of Parks that charge fees. The Appalachian trail passes through or near several of these. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || [...]

Lakeshore Park – Ashtabula, Ohio

Lakeshore-Park

I grew up in Ashtabula, Ohio, next to a town park right on Lake Erie.  On a recent visit home, my sister and I took several walks through this park, as one of its entrances is only a couple hundred feet from our mother’s front door. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); With the help of [...]

Colosseum

Colisseum

I went to Italy in 2000, a great year to be in Rome.  The Sistine Chapel had just been restored; much of the sculpture in public had been given a facelift; the city was alive.  So, What made the biggest impression on me?  Besides the Sistine Chapel, that is… The Colosseum.  The movie Gladiator was [...]

Boston Travels: Enjoying Quincy Market

Quincy-Market

There is enough budget wise stuff to do in and around here to fill a day.  Boutique window shopping, street performers, amazing food (or pack a lunch), and room for kids to leap and hop are just some of the attractions.  Planning a trip to include Quincy Market (Faneuil Hall Marketplace)?  Make it on a [...]

Maine Wildlife Park

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There is no one who comes to visit Maine for a week, a weekend or a summer that doesn’t aspire to see, at least, a moose.  The  intrepid wildlife seeker can find an alternative to driving the highways and byways in the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray, Maine. Open from April to Veteran’s Day, the [...]

The Museum of Art in Portland, Maine

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This is a gem of a museum.  It is the oldest art museum in Maine and is home to over 17,000 objects d’art.  Found on the corner of High and Free Streets, and visible from Congress St., the PMA is conveniently located for access on a walking tour of Portland. In addition to rotating special [...]

Concord Coach Lines – Affordable and comfortable

Concord-Trailways

When it comes to traveling to Boston from Maine or New Hampshire, one option stands head and shoulders above the others, in my humble opinion.  That option is the highway coaches run by Concord Coach Lines. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Concord’s routes all end at either South Station or Logan Airport.  The price is [...]

The Magic Lantern – Bridgton, Maine

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The old-fashioned charm of a roomy, plush home town movie theatre with hundreds of seats is the stuff of nostalgia for a lot of people.  Those theatres  often have been restored and used for different purposes or have been replaced with sterile, non-descript multiplexes that are synonymous with cinema to at least one or two [...]

Sally’s: My Source for Backpack Sized Beauty Items

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That’s right. I said it. Even when I go on adventure travel destinations, there are still a few basic items I need from the beauty supply store. Not only does the Sally’s chain come in handy for regular savings on overall health and beauty items, but it has a few goodies that fit my needs [...]

Dirt Cheap Travel Shopping at Dollar Tree

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Picking up all the incidentals you need for a trip can result in a rather hefty shopping tab. Fortunately, there are several items you can pick up for cheap at your local Dollar Tree.