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Sedona Verde Valley

While there are hundreds of sites worthy of exploration, the perfect itinerary for a one- to two-week trip throughout the Sedona Verde Valley includes the historic towns of Jerome, Camp Verde, Sedona, Flagstaff, Williams and of course, the Grand Canyon.

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The Future of Clean Energy

There’s a story laced with good news and bad news for every energy type. If you’re confused about which ones are clean and which ones aren’t, you’re not alone.

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St. Augustine: Being Young in the Oldest City

St. Augustine: Being Young in the Oldest City Florida has a lot to offer those who find…

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More Than Just a Lake House

The only thing that Alan Wright and his wife, Marilyn, regret about purchasing their lake home at Lakefront Estates is not doing it sooner. “It’s a special property,” Alan says, as he talks about how both Lisa Matlack and developer Walt Dixon had a big hand in making their home feel special. From the finished walk out basement they completed with pool table and flat screen TV, to the recently screened in porch with fireplace creating a 4 season room, the house is full of special touches like these.

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Holiday Festivities

It’s that time of year when the atmosphere has a different feel to it; when houses and city streets are decorated in hues of greens and reds, and lights-multicolored or white-twinkle in the dimming light of the day. Yes, the holiday season is upon us, bringing with it a multitude of festivities to help get into the holiday spirit. Here are just a few of many happenings to spread the cheer.

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On the Road: Winter Travel Tips

The flakes were so tiny. You could hardly see them! Throughout my North Carolinian days, I had been made to believe snowflakes were the size of white construction paper cut outs we made in each of my classes. I pictured snow falling in soft pieces bigger than my face.

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Taking the Plunge: Polar Bear Plunges

Taking the Plunge: Polar Bear Plunges It sounds crazy. Maybe it is. But every year, in cities…

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Naples Florida Retirement | Walking on the Beach | Retire to Florida

Ideal Destinations – Naples, FL

Naples will sweep you off your feet with its unparalleled sunsets, this stunning location teams with nationally renowned art, restaurants, and pristine natural beauty.

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Spring At Last

Spring is (Almost) Here Slowly but surely we are on our way to warmer temperatures. Bring on…

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Front Porch Sittin’

It is that time of year again. With birds singing and the flowers blooming, you want to relax out in the open air, right at home. And where better than on your very own front porch? While porches come in all sizes, from a tiny intimate bedroom balcony with room for two, to large patios built for parties, there are plenty of styles and furniture for your specific needs.

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Brazil’s Many, Varied Sports

Brazil’s Many, Varied Sports In Brazil, the temperate climate allows for a wide variety of sports to…

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Get Ready for Summer: Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

If you’re hosting a summer soiree or just want to have a backyard lunch with your family, you’re not going to want to run back inside and out of the fresh air to fix meals. Why not upgrade your family’s grill into a full-on outdoor kitchen?

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Reasons Women Should Strength Train

Many women don’t realize how much strength training can really help them stay in top physical shape. For those of you who are living in very active adult communities should know how much a few simple workouts can help keep your body in tip top shape.

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Turf Wars – Trees and Lawns

A common problem in many landscapes is the competition of trees and lawn for the same light and resources. In many home landscapes, what began as a lush lawn with small trees has become a thin and weedy lawn shaded by many large trees. By knowing what both trees and lawns require for site and maintenance, you can determine if you can have a lawn in the shade of trees and, if so, how.

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Kale – Not Just Fancy Lettuce

It seems like everywhere you look there is some new and special diet that will make you not only feel better but look better too. One of the latest crazes: kale. Kale is being deemed a “superfood,” but what makes it so special?

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Southport NC’s Best Restaurants For Divine Dining

There’s nothing better than a great meal, right? Whether you’re searching for breakfast, lunch, dinner or happy hour, try Southport NC’s best restaurants for some divine dining. St. James Plantation residents aren’t going hungry in their hometown, that’s for sure!

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Listening Leads to Innovative Design

Listening Leads to Innovative Design It is often said the best things come to those who wait….

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Road Trip Down I-95

Whether you are driving North to South, or South to North, taking I-95 along the East coast…

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Taxes in North Carolina vs. Taxes in the Northeast

Taxes in North Carolina vs. Taxes in the Northeast Benjamin Franklin said, “In this world nothing can…

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Bucket List Fall Trips

50 Fall Destinations to Add to Your Bucket List By Deborah R. Huso Where to go with…

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