Jim Dorsey

Playground Earth | Edinburgh | Christmas
Travel Destinations

Edinburgh

Steeped in history, Edinburgh successfully manages to blend old and new with big city confidence. To some, our five day stay may not seem enough time to fully absorb the sights, sounds and texture of this vibrant city in the hills. For us however it proved to be an immersive and informative experience that we thoroughly enjoyed.

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Travel Stories

Castlerigg Stone Circle, Cumbria

Castlerigg Stone Circle is located on the perfect natural plateau with a commanding 360-degree view of the ring of mountains surrounding the site. It is perhaps one of the most atmospheric and dramatic places we have ever visited and with the sky opening and closing every few minutes, changing from full sun to shade, it was positively breathtaking.

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Playground Earth | London | River Thames
Travel Stories

Richmond Park, London

Richmond Park offers a myriad of world-class concerts, year-round cultural events, community based projects and enough food venues to satisfy your appetite after a morning or afternoon of walking. It is no wonder that Londoners and travellers alike flock to these grand parks for respite from the city

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The Playground Earth | The Road to San Javier | Church
Travel Stories

The Road to San Javier

On the Eastern side of the Baja Peninsula near Loreto, Mexico there is a magical road called the ?Road to San Javier? that courses steadily upward through the Sierra de la Giganta mountain range.

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Playground Earth | Borough Market | London
Food & Markets

Borough Market in London

Borough Market in Southwark, London, along the south bank of the River Thames, is one such market that will have you coming back more than once. This amazing market is one of the largest and oldest food markets in London, dating back to at least the 12th.

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Playground Earth | Loreto Mexico
Travel Destinations

Loreto

Loreto, Mexico is many things. One thing it is not is Cabo San Lucas.

There are no cruise ships, partygoers or spring-break revelry. For discerning travelers looking for a more peaceful, laidback commune with nature Loreto ticks all the boxes. Easy to get to and even easier to get around, Loreto is the perfect place to escape the crowds while discovering paradise by the sea.

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Playground Earth Oasis At Death Valley
Hotels & Resorts

The Oasis at Death Valley

The Inn at Death Valley, formerly known as the Furnace Creek Resort, is North America’s only true desert oasis. This best-kept secret in the heart of Death Valley…

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Hotels & Resorts

La Quinta Resort

The desert getaway of La Quinta Resort is one of our favorite places to visit. Here is our review.

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Visiting Death Valley

Although many people consider Death Valley to be one of the most forbidding places on earth it is truly a remarkable place to visit at any time of the year, depending on your taste, and tolerance, for extreme heat!

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Hotels & Resorts

Ojai Valley Inn Resort

This would be our 14th stay at the Inn and as such we have witnessed multiple changes over the years, all of which have continued to keep it in the eye of the most discriminating traveler.

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Hotels & Resorts

Skamania Lodge

A stay at Skamania will provide you with plenty to do including their challenging 18-hole, par-70 golf course, the Skamania Lodge Zipline Tour, as well as miles of local hiking trails including the challenging hike to the top of Beacon Rock with multiple views of the mighty Columbia River.

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Playground Earth | Sedona | Enchantment
Hotels & Resorts

Enchantment Resort Review

Enchantment Resort is one of our favorite resorts in the USA. This is why we have been here 3 times and why we celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary in this special place.

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Ojai Valley Relaxing in 4 Days

4 relaxing days in Ojai at the beautiful Ojai Valley Inn in Southern California for a few days of tennis, great meals along with some well-earned relaxation.

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Playground Earth | Boulder | Boulderado Hotel
Hotels & Resorts

Historic Hotel Boulderado

The Historic Hotel Boulderado is located near the center of town at 2115 13th. Street. It is a short walk to the Pearl Street Mall known for its many shops, galleries and entertainment venues along with dozens of great dining options.

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Playground Earth | Boulder | Via Perla
Food & Markets

Via Perla Restaurant

Via Perla offers a wide variety of seating options in a lively upscale setting. Patrons can dine at the bar, an intimate booth, the streetside patio or family-style tables. Better yet?grab a high-top table by the open kitchen for a great show!

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Playground Earth | Sailing Los Angeles
Travel Stories

Go Sailing in Los Angeles

Los Angeles has the perfect weather for sailing year-round. In September, sailing out of Redondo Beach we were blessed with good winds, warm breeze, and a gorgeous sunset.

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Playground Earth | Destination Sedona Arizona
Travel Destinations

Sedona

Located between Phoenix and the Grand Canyon, Sedona is a red rock wonderland attracting nature lovers, musicians, artists and travelers from around the globe. Its stunning natural beauty is breathtaking in any season.

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Playground Earth Travel | Boulder
Travel Stories

Boulder in 4 Days

During our 4 day visit to Boulder we took full advantage of the gorgeous Indian Summer weather and crystal clear, mile-high air to explore several of the nearby hiking trails. Trekking to the Continental Divide was a high point.

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