FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.


Jul 12, 2020

Hitting the Links and the Cages

Because it was a beautiful day yesterday, I decided to hit the links. As I have previously written, I am not a golfer, but these links were the novelty type or miniature golf at the Bunny Hutch.

Jul 11, 2020

A Garden’s Gifts

Back in February, before COVID-19 had blown up into a worldwide pandemic, I was already anticipating an early spring harvest of lettuce and spinach, planted at the end of an unusually mild and relatively dry January. My raised beds and a homemade "greenhouse" fashioned over them with PVC pipe and heavy-duty plastic drop cloths created a sheltered environment that encouraged lush growth in spite of chilly nights. By the time the middle of March rolled around and Oregon's governor enacted stay-at-home orders as the virus spread and infection rates climbed, my salad greens were ready for harvest. Thankful to have one less reason to venture to the grocery store, I planted carrots and sugar peas and the next wave of lettuce and spinach to add to our larder.

Jul 10, 2020

Learning How to Make Cinnamon Rolls

Well, it’s still quarantine in Mexico, and sometimes it feels like there’s nothing left to do or try, but my mom always comes up with a new thing.

Jul 9, 2020

All Good Reef-Friendly Sunscreen

Wearing sunscreen at the beach is a given, and anyone who forgets usually regrets it with a vengeance the next day. One aspect of sunscreen I admittedly didn’t think about until just a few years ago is how detrimental its impact is on marine life and reefs.

Jul 8, 2020

When Time Flies, Continued

Back to the London adventures!

Jul 7, 2020

Music and Fireworks

My holiday weekend started with dinner and music outside at the Village Inn on Friday night. Johnnie Miller, whose “Sun on Our Face” has been getting major radio airtime, delighted diners with covers and original songs. We enjoyed his mellow sounds while we devoured a spinach pizza. A weekly event, Friday Nights on the Patio is again on my calendar for this week.

Jul 6, 2020

Return of Live Sports?

For the past couple of months, sports came to a halt, and the only games on TV are reruns of past games, of which everyone already knows the ending. The funny thing is, people still watch these games and get mad again, even though they know what’s going to happen.

Jul 5, 2020

Back on Track

Having reached six weeks since my gallbladder removal and with the okay from my doctor, I ventured to the Evanston lakefront for a run. I have done light exercise at home, including daily walks, but this was my first time really working out.

Jul 4, 2020

A Different July Fourth Celebration

Happy Fourth of July! Even as communities all across the country are reopening or tapping the brakes as they deal with the current pandemic, they are finding ways to celebrate summer's great holiday. Some may be able to hold traditional events with few or only slight alterations, while others find they must scrap longstanding traditions because they are impossible to run while maintaining safe physical distancing and upholding recommended health protocols. Folks are determined to salute our country's Independence Day, though, and they are relying on good old American ingenuity to rework those standard celebrations and perhaps start new traditions that may long outlast our current situation.


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Jul 10, 2020

Visit Navajo Nation

Navajo Nation is an area of land in the southwestern United States. Covering about 27,000 square miles, the region in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah currently makes up the largest area of land retained by a tribe within the United States. Home to the Navajo people, the area boasts monuments, parks, markets, trails and historic sites.

Goway Offers Travelers Journey of a Lifetime

Since 1970, Goway Travel has been committed to providing customized travel experiences for world travelers. Few things are better evidence of this commitment than being awarded the 2019 Trazees award for Favorite Tour Operator. Goway Travel heartily thanks the readers of Trazee Travel for this honor and for their confidence in Goway’s work in creating travel memories that’ll last a lifetime.

Jul 10, 2020

Buy Now, Stay Later: Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Los Angeles Office announced a new initiative for would-be travelers waiting for the green light. The Buy Now, Stay Later: Thailand launch comes on the heels of Thailand’s foreign travel restrictions extending until further notice.

Jul 9, 2020

Black-Owned Travel Essentials Companies

Packing for a trip can be stressful — making sure you have all the travel essentials. Don’t always rely on nearest store or mall for your travel needs, check out these Black-owned travel essentials companies.

A Lighter Footprint

United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.

Set Sail on a Luxurious Yacht with Dream Yacht Charter, The Moorings and More

IMAGINE SETTING SAIL IN AN EXOTIC, far-flung destination, just you and your family or group of friends aboard a private yacht. The sun warms the deck, a soft breeze dances off the water, and an über-attentive crew caters to your every whim while the personal chef whips up the finest of the local cuisine with all of your culinary preferences top of mind. All the while, the captain navigates the yacht into secluded coves; to pristine, seemingly undiscovered beaches; or even to the hottest spots along the coast for a night out on the town.

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Jul 8, 2020

Kimpton Hotels Ready to Welcome You Back

A number of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants reopened their doors around the United States. The properties have been hard at work building upon the brand’s already high cleanliness standards, while still retaining the beloved perks that enhance the uniquely Kimpton experience, including coffee hour, yoga mats and more.

Five Things You Need to Know About Punta Cana’s New Finest Resort

Finding a beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive resort for all ages can be daunting when you want to take home great memories with loved ones but also experience a sophisticated escape. Now, you can have both thanks to a new resort: Finest Punta Cana.

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Jul 8, 2020

Azamara Launches First-Ever Global Promotion

For the first time ever, Azamara is offering a global promotion on all sailings. Through July 17, the sale will offer a $500 onboard credit and a 50 percent reduced deposit.