Getting and Treating Monteczuma’s Revenge

Walking past the row of vendors cooking meat, sausages, French fries and small yellow potatoes was tempting. Sporting a fedora and a Grand Canyon smile, Charlie Martinez fronted his cart offerings of fresh-squeezed orange juice and fresh-strained carrot juice. We ordered one each. I opted for a fried sausage with some yellow potatoes. The potatoes…

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Hackensack, New Jersey: 300 Years of Modern History

The county seat for Bergen County, New Jersey is the small, bustling city of Hackensack. Nearly 43,000 people call the 4.6 square mile city their home and, in addition to being a seat of government, it is also an important retailing and business center.The region of New Jersey that Hackensack occupies today was long the…

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Family Fun in Palm Springs California

At first glace it seems that Palm Springs is a place for mature audiences to find much-needed rest and relaxation and that there is not much for the younger crowd to enjoy. But, on closer inspection, one will find that Palm Springs is extremely family friendly and a great place to take your family on…

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Cruise Australia: From the Big Blue Sea

Sail away to the land down under today! On an Australian cruise adventure, you can revel in the cosmopolitan hustle of its cities, catch sight of its one-of-a-kind marine and animal life, and even enjoy summer in January as you coast your way around the lush beauty of this island nation. Now if only you…

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Seven Florida Vacation Ideas

Tour Florida by canoeCanoeing the rivers of Florida is not quite as popular as boating the waters off of Florida’s coast, but it is gaining newfound attention from those seeking a more than ordinary vacation. Canoeing through the tranquil inland waters of Florida offers a visitor a view of the state which is not seen…

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The Charm of an S. T. Dupont Lighter

The first thing I noticed about the S. T. Dupont Line 2 lighter was its size and weight. About 2 inches long and an inch and half wide, it fit perfectly in my palm, and felt so satisfying; heavy enough to give a feeling of substance, but not so heavy to be bulky or awkward.…

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