National Parks Best Value for Summer Travel

Posted by Nancy D. Brown Your international travel budget may be in sorry shape, but that doesn't mean crossing summer vacation plans off your list.  Look to your backyard for summer travel.  The USA has our own crown jewels in our national parks system.     Think national parks this summer and give extra thought to packaged, all-inclusive, small group family [...]

Trouble in Hawaii, Grand Canyon via Las Vegas and Lake County Wine Country

  Photo Courtesy Ultimate Resort – Wailea Beach, Maui Contra Costa Times Article Launched: 04/18/2008 As the cabin door closed on Aloha Airlines Hawaii-bound flight from Oakland Airport, Val Pettegrew’s angst took hold and it had nothing to do with a fear of flying.  “If the word had gotten out that they were shutting down, we [...]