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You Need to See these New Mexico Attractions

New Mexico became the 47th state just over 100 years ago in 1912. Known as the Land of Enchantment, the state nickname was officially adopted at the end of the 20th century in 1999 because of the state’s beauty and rich history.


The capital city of Santa Fe and the most populated city of Albuquerque are just two of the many places in the state that certainly hold true to the Enchantment title given to the state. When you are visiting, there are several New Mexico attractions that you must see. A few of those include taking a trip to Canyon Road in Santa Fe and riding an aerial tram at the Sandia Peak Tramway.

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Catching Up with Vacation of a Lifetime Winners Bill & Pam O’Brien

The following blog post was written by Vacation of a Lifetime winners Bill & Pam O’Brien.

Woolverton Inn

Our 4th trip was to the lovely Woolverton Inn located in Stockton, New Jersey. Upon arriving we were greeted with some delicious cookies and hot chocolate, which hit the spot. There were games to play in the main living room area. CD’s of all types were also available to borrow to create the perfect atmosphere in our room. Our room was cozy with a fireplace and a Jacuzzi in the bathroom. There was no television in the room which was ok with us because we could get away to relax without all the distractions that TV can bring.

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Vacation of a Lifetime in Arizona & New Mexico with Michele Chandler

The following is from Michele Chandler’s blog, chronicling her Vacation of a Lifetime.

I was trying to come up with a cute name for the Select Registry May trip for my friend Andrea’s 50th birthday – something like, vortexes, hikes, bikes, Route 66. But we did so many different things I realized it was too hard to sum it up in less than 10 words!

Planning a road trip through Northern Arizona and New Mexico was un-tracked territory, so we left everything to fall into place once we arrived in Sedona. The only must-dos were some hiking and biking after a long, inactive winter. When we woke up that first Sedona morning, we realized that the red-rock topography needed to be explored.

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Mount Storm Lake WV Water Activities

Mount Storm Lake WVWarm weather has finally arrived and with it, your summer vacation! When planning your getaway, it can be difficult determining where you would like to go. Mount Storm Lake WV offers visitors a place to swim, speed on a boat, sail in the warm summer breeze, kayak around the waters edge, Jet Ski, or just relax on the banks! Located in the rugged Allegheny Mountains of northeastern West Virginia, the lake offers a picturesque view of some of the best scenery in the east. The 1,200-acre lake, built to serve the power station, is open to the public for recreation. The lake is 3,100 feet elevation above sea level and expands across 3,244 feet of land.

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Plan a Visit to McNary National Wildlife Refuge

McNary National Wildlife RefugeWhen you hear someone mention the state of Washington, you might think of rainy weather or the city of Seattle. However, the state of Washington has more to offer than just wet weather. Wildlife enthusiasts will be in awe at the McNary National Wildlife Refuge, which extends along the east bank of the Columbia River in southeastern Washington. The refuge welcomes migratory birds, native plants, and human visitors alike, to come and enjoy the beautiful nature of Washington.


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A Maritime Favorite: Mystic Seaport, CT

Mystic Seaport, CTWhen someone mentions a seaport, you might immediately imagine a beautiful sunset on the horizon with boat sails casting shadows on the water or mouthwatering seafood freshly caught the morning of. Whatever might come to your attention, one of the best places to visit is Mystic Seaport CT. Visitors of Mystic Seaport get to experience the landscape, sailing around on a cruise or strolling through a world-renowned maritime museum, featuring exhibit halls and historical interpreters. This maritime favorite is guaranteed to make your vacation to Connecticut an unforgettable one.


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More Vacation of a Lifetime Adventures with Michele Chandler

The following is a blog post from Select Registry Vacation of a Lifetime winner Michele Chandler. Here is the original publication.

I was lucky to be able to squeeze in a quick 5-day trip with my friend Bev just before Easter.

We set our course for upstate NY and southern Vermont, hoping for the first blast of spring to welcome us in the highlands and mountains.  As we approached Cooperstown from the north, wind-whipped snow-covered fields prevailed with icy road conditions. Mother Nature was not going to let winter go gently into the night.

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Why It’s Time for a Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip?

Pacific Coast Highway Road TripIf you enjoy 85-degree weather, sand between your toes, and the salty ocean breeze, now is the time to plan your Pacific coast highway road trip! Don’t know where to start? Find San Francisco, California on the map and start heading south down the gorgeous Pacific coastline. If you need more reasons than the fantastic weather and the gorgeous beaches to convince you to take the trip of a lifetime, then you’re in luck. Here are numerous other reasons to take a Pacific coast highway road trip!


Things to See and Do along the Pacific Coast

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Educational Things to do in Macon, GA

Things to do in Macon, GA Sometimes called the “Song and Soul of the South”, Macon, GA has friendly people, fantastic food, history, and fun things for everyone! The things to do in Macon, GA are endless. You can hike through the ancient Indian mounds or experience the state’s largest collection of African American art. Stroll down wide avenues lined with art galleries, boutiques, and architecture or sample delicious food. As you plan your trip, put a few of these things to do in Macon, GA on your itinerary!

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

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Summer Things to do in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Things to do in Jackson Hole, Wyoming With summer right around the corner, planning a vacation is probably at the top of your to-do list. Escaping to Jackson Hole for you trip will make your retreat a relaxing and memorable one. Summertime in Jackson Hole offers endless activities from golfing on the fairway to horseback riding through the wilderness. We don’t want you to be overwhelmed by the many choices that you have, so here is a list of the best summer things to do in Jackson Hole, Wyoming!


Horseback Riding

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