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Shirtsleeve fun in the winter in Minnesota

By Wayne Lazarus on December 30th, 2009

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

A friend told me recently about a trip he surprised his family with to Bloomington, Minnesota. In the middle of winter they toured the 1.2 million gallon Underwater Adventures Aquarium, saw Bodies…the Exhibition and handed their son an all-day pass to Nickelodeon Universe, the seven-acre amusement park — all in the 70 degree comfort inside the Mall of America. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec

17

Seeing the country at the National Archives

By Wayne Lazarus on December 17th, 2009

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

Many people never give the National Archives a thought, unless they happen to be researching their ancestry. But in Kansas City you can hear audio clips from the FBI’s surveillance of local mobsters, see a counterfeit fifty-cent bill, and an autographed picture of Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky posing with a group of young Americans. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec

15

From Cactus to Aspen in an Hour’s Drive

By Wayne Lazarus on December 15th, 2009

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

Can you snow ski in the desert? Well, no, but in an hour, you can drive from the arid, sunny climate in Tucson to Mount Lemmon Ski Valley at 9,150 feet above sea level. The drive along the Sky Island Parkway winds its way up through a portion of the Coronado National Forest and through five ecological terrains to the sub-alpine region, with some of the Southwest’s most spectacular scenery along the way. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec

14

Traveling With Roger

By Wayne Lazarus on December 14th, 2009

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

IMG_4299Guess Where Roger Is Now? It is in the Pacific

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Dec

7

A slice of New England in a corner of Vermont

By Wayne Lazarus on December 7th, 2009

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

Just three hours drive from either Boston or New York City is Bennington County with its multitude of outdoor activities, history and New England culture. Located in the Green Mountain National Forest, this southwest corner of Vermont is crossed by hikers of both the Appalachian Trail and the Long Trail, which skirts the ridge of the Green Mountains. In addition to hiking, enthusiasts come to this area for its mountain biking, canoeing, skiing and golf.flyfish5_1000px

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Dec

1

The City of Murals

By Wayne Lazarus on December 1st, 2009

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

“This love is real so dinner is on me.”  “Prepay is on so let’s talk till my minutes are gone.”  “For you I got daycare money and carfare honey for now on.”

Ah, love in the age of text message. Actually, the above is part of a love story, but it’s also a love story for the city of Philadelphia. New York-based artist Stephen Powers, who spent his youth in Philadelphia illicitly tagging buildings, has collaborated with the Mural Arts Program to design over 50 building-sized messages. Love Letter is a series of love notes (on a giant scale) from a boy to a girl who might ride the El train and see them. Read the rest of this entry »

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