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“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home.”
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Guest ranches have provided a means for city folks to air out their spirits since the turn of the century, but today they are multi-sport adventures, leapin

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Travel Through The Theater of the Mind

From NMT Images
Listen to a poor Elvis Presley talk about his daddy’s arrest and imprisonment for forging an eight dollar check to feed his hungry family.

Hear the irrepressible Mark Twain in his always wry observations about New York, the rascals on Wall Street and how sales of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer kept his family afloat in an ever-exciting Manhattan.

Welcome to The Amazing People Club, a new concept in audio storytelling that bring the listener “face to face” with some of the world’s most in
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Listen to the quickie  Audio PostCard on Packing Tips if images of jumping on your suitcase as your partner quickly snaps the locks shut, or sitting on the thing while you’re doubled over tying the straps, are your version of packing,


My favorite packing tip is this: If you pack it, then you carry, pull or lug it. But we discuss all that and more in the Audio PostCard.


The useful New York Times article on packing  quotes an American Airlines captain as saying he always travels with laundry soap

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How to Enjoy Your Trip to Yosemite

Here at Hotel Charlotte we have a library of information on Yosemite (and other California and National Parks and Lands) as well as hiking trail maps, guided tour and park activities information, plus staff who are very familiar with the  park and can help you get the most out of your visit to Yosemite, whether it is for 1 day or a week or more. Contact us at 209-962-6455 or visit online Hotel Charlotte.


Winter is a great time to visit Yosemite, it is tranquil and uncrowded with incredible winte

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