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About Jay Dalles

Jay is a writer living in Central Florida, with his wife Judy. They enjoy traveling by car, and Jay normally chooses to go the scenic route. Antiquing is a lifelong avocation, so anytime a sign says “Antiques” his car tends to veer off in that direction.
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7 Best Women’s Watches for Travel Under $100
1 week ago

7 Best Women’s Watches for Travel Under $100

One of the joys of travel is being at the right place at the right time. There is no better way to achieve that goal, than being well armed with a great travel watch. The goal in this post is to share great women’s travel watches that don’t break the bank. Recently, we did a post on men’s travel watches, but this on’s for the ladies! After all, you want to save those dollars for what you discover on your travels. The recommendation is that you travel with watches that will hold up to all of your plans but will not cause you distress if you misplace or break them. Therefore, all of the watches here are available for under one hundred dollars.
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City of Rocks National Reserve
1 week ago

City of Rocks National Reserve

At City of Rocks National Reserve in Almo, Idaho, you can enjoy one of the most gorgeous and pristine places in the entire United States for breathtaking scenery, stimulating hiking, challenging rock climbing, and primitive camping. Towering granite rock spires inspire the imagination, as they allude to an ancient lost city. There is plenty of history as well, including signs of the 1840s-through-1880s pioneers who were heading west on California Trail; they were the first to describe this area as “a city of steeple rocks” with “tall spires.” Best of all, you can experience most of it in your car.

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Devil’s Lake State Park
2 weeks ago

Devil’s Lake State Park

The 9,217-acre Devil’s Lake State Park, near Baraboo, Wisconsin, is the state’s most popular and most frequented park. The park is known for its trails, come prepared for a hike, to enjoy them. You can also bring your bike, kayak, and fishing gear, swim, boat, float, fly kites, play Frisbee, and watch the birds, including golden eagles. Kids of all ages love to climb on the giant rocks. Bring along a picnic so that you can savor the scenery. Devil’s Lake State Park has something for everyone to enjoy the lively or peaceful atmosphere.

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Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park
3 weeks ago

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal were created to provide a link between the Potomac River and the lands beyond the Appalachian Mountains, in the days when travel by water was faster than travel by land. In time, the canal was superseded by the railroad, canal towns that were not also on rail lines became somewhat frozen in time, and many have changed very little since that day.

The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, 205 W. Potomac St., Williamsport, MD, preserves the world in ways that most have forgotten. A visit there is a step back in history, and a step into a quieter world.

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Watkins Glen State Park
3 weeks ago

Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen State Park in New York began as a private park in 1863 and has been a state park since 1909. It is a place of scenic enchantment and outdoor enjoyment. We have some suggestions about how to best enjoy the park, letting gravity be your friend, as follows.

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Things to Do in Philadelphia for Kids
1 month ago

Things to Do in Philadelphia for Kids

Philadelphia is a great destination for anyone, and especially for families. The City of Brotherly Love has much to offer kids and their parents, with lots of fun activities that just happen to be educational. World class landmarks such as Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art where its “Rocky” steps await.

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Golden Gate National Recreation Area
1 month ago

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Think San Francisco and you think the Golden Gate Bridge. The area in and around the famous landmark comprises the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. You will be pleasantly surprised how extensive this National Recreation Area is, comprising history, seashore, mountains, forests, forts, and more. Plan to take plenty of time to see it, or to return often. Take your time, take your camera, and take it all in.

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7 Best Watches for Travel Under $100
2 months ago

7 Best Watches for Travel Under $100

When you are traveling, you want a watch on your wrist that is practical, durable, and well-designed, but not overly showy. The idea is to have a fully functional timepiece that serves you effortlessly but does not attract attention from would-be thieves. So, leave your showy and expensive watch at home, unless you are traveling to be the honored guest at a very special occasion. Instead, select a watch that is easy to read, easy to use, and makes you happy. Read More

Visit Bowling Green, Kentucky
3 months ago

Visit Bowling Green, Kentucky

Bowling Green is the third largest city in Kentucky, and it has many attractions both natural and manmade, to draw the driver’s interest. Bowling Green began in 1778 when settlers established McFadden’s Station on the north bank of the Barren River. Today Bowling Green is a charming, flourishing city with a predominance of red brick buildings and friendly people.

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Red Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona
3 months ago

Red Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona

For an exploration of the red sandstone canyon on the south side of Sedona along 89A, plan a trip to Red Rock State Park. Access is off Lower Red Rock Loop Road. The drive there is scenic. So much so that around every bend is another dramatic view.

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