Ken Brooks

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The new New Orleans

Travel Talk

Ten years ago, 80 percent of New Orleans was flooded, thousands of people were left homeless, the city had no power or running water and automobiles were rendered useless because roadways were submerged.

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Exploring Canada

Travel Talk

Canada is one of the nicest and most scenic countries you can travel through.

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Fall travel ideas for 2015

Travel Talk

Hard to believe summer is passing by and fall isn’t really that far off. Many people stay home during the summer months and wait until fall to travel when the crowds thin out and prices are sometimes less. We’ll explore here some ideas that may tempt you for your next vacation.

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Uncommon vacations – Part 2

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In the first part of this subject we suggested several interesting locations you might consider for a vacation. In this, we will expand on the same idea discussing regions that not many tourists have yet discovered.

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Uncommon vacations

Travel Talk

We hear and read about popular vacation destinations and most seem very interesting. Well, how about investigating some of the uncommon locations you usually don’t read about?

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Short trips – Tucson and Bisbee

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Tucson is Arizona’s second largest city situated an hour and a half drive south of Phoenix. The Santa Catalina Mountains to the south and the Rincons to the east surround it. The Tucson Mountains frame it in the west.

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Short trips – Sedona, Oak Creek, Flagstaff

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We often just want to get out of town for one, two and three days to change the scene. It’s good for the soul! Arizona is packed with interesting and scenic locations. All we have to do is visit them.

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Valley offers wealth of winter activities

There are times when we get itchy feet and want to do something. We often drive down to the Valley for some event or other pursuit. And we have family living in Scottsdale and visit with them including two grandchildren, ages 11 and 13.

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Visiting the big trees

Ever since I can remember I have had a special place in my heart for the very big trees.

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Choices aplenty for adventure vacations

Each one of us has different expectations in what we desire in a vacation.

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