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Pier 2620 Hotel in San Francisco

When looking for a hotel in San Francisco…check out this one. Pier 2620 Hotel announced the completion of a $17 million renovation to its 233 updated guest rooms, with the exterior revitalization planned for 2016. The hotel is located in the heart of San Francisco, at the

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17 Holiday Travel Tips

Traveling this Holiday Season? Whether you travel by car or plane, whether you’re visiting family or seeing the countryside in France…here are some helpful tips. Happy Traveling…

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Travel Tips

Travel Tips by Wendy VanHatten and Travels and Escapes Extra precautions are always good when planning your trip. Check out these simple tips to help when planning your next trip. If you are flying, make sure your prescription meds are in your carry on bag and not

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Western Railway Museum Pumpkin Patch

Western Railway Museum Pumpkin Patch

Looking for something to do this fall? Check out the Western Railway Museum Pumpkin Patch. New opening weekend activities each Saturday and Sunday from October 10 – 25, the Western RailwayMuseum presents its annual Pumpkin Patch Festival. Celebrating its 18th year, this classic harvest festival is a

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Smart Tips for Healthy Travel

by Wendy VanHatten Travel plans in your future? Want to stay healthy? Check out these simple but important tips… 1. Check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website if you are planning on visiting a location where vaccines may be required. If you don’t know what

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Our National Parks Turn 100

Yosemite Falls

October 1, 1915, President Benjamin Harrison signed an act to make Yosemite the third National Park in the US, preserving over 1,500 square miles. A year later, on August 25, 1916, the National Park Service was created by an act signed by President Woodrow Wilson. As Yosemite

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Open Studios Napa Valley 2015

Looking for something to do this September in Napa Valley? The 28th annual Napa Valley Open Studios is a free, self-guided tour where you can meet local artists, learn about what they do and purchase art directly from them. During the last two weekends in September studios all

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Go Away… and Have a Great Weekend!

Go Away and Have a Great Weekend

Looking for some good ideas for a weekend away with your mother, your daughter, or your best friend to celebrate Mother’s Day? Check out these ideas and have a great time! Want relaxation? Look no further than Sedona, Arizona with its 360 degree vistas of red rocks

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Checking Your Bag or Carrying? What are the fees?

By Wendy VanHatten Did you fly over the Christmas or New Year’s holidays? Did you pay baggage fees? If you’re planning on a trip this spring and want to know what it will cost to check your bags, take a look. These are the most current charges

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Passports… Do I Need One?

By Wendy VanHatten of Travels and Escapes Let’s talk about passports. While many have had one for years, others are just starting to travel outside their own country. Do you know where to start, what you need to do, and how to obtain a passport? Here are

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