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Get Closer to the Stars With This Amazing Squaw Valley Estate, Complete With Telescope

By Joanna England | October 25, 2013 | Comments Off on Get Closer to the Stars With This Amazing Squaw Valley Estate, Complete With Telescope

We took a family vacation to West Texas when I was a kid, hitting highlights such as Big Bend, Indian Lodge, and Fort Stockton. The most memorable stop for me was the McDonald Observatory. It was so cool to check out the gigantic telescopes that were capable of getting an up-close view of stars, planets, […]

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Top-5 Friday: Ranches Make Great Getaways That Don’t Feel Too Foreign

By Joanna England | April 19, 2013 | 2 Comments

With ranches, you can get whatever you want, really. Say you want a place to ride ATVs and hunt? There’s a ranch for that. Maybe you’re an equestrian and want a spot to enjoy your horses that isn’t too far out of town? There’s a ranch for that. Or, maybe you’re a hobby cattle raiser […]

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Top-5 Friday: Gasparilla Island is The Perfect Place to Launch Your Yacht

By Joanna England | March 15, 2013 | Comments Off on Top-5 Friday: Gasparilla Island is The Perfect Place to Launch Your Yacht

Beloved by old Hollywood star Katherine Hepburn, Gasparilla Island is a small island just off the Gulf coast of Florida. It’s small enough to feel exclusive, but not so tiny to feel isolated. And, because of The Gasparilla Act, the island won’t be changing much, at least anytime soon. According to the Wall Street Journal, […]

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Top-5 Friday: Smoky Mountain High? Maybe If You’re In One of These Great Asheville-Area Cabins!

By Joanna England | March 8, 2013 | Comments Off on Top-5 Friday: Smoky Mountain High? Maybe If You’re In One of These Great Asheville-Area Cabins!

I had no idea that Asheville, N.C., was a popular vacation spot until I spent a little over a week in the area last summer. I fell in love with the place and all of its quirks pretty much instantly. Located in the Smoky Mountains, this thriving mountain metropolis has some great attractions — galleries, […]

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Curbed National Finds Luxury in Celina, Texas With $15 Million ‘Equestrian Amusement Park’

By Joanna England | December 29, 2012 | Comments Off on Curbed National Finds Luxury in Celina, Texas With $15 Million ‘Equestrian Amusement Park’

Check out that rack! Seriously, though, this house in Collin County’s rural paradise, Celina, Texas, has everything anyone would want in a second home. It’s rural without being remote, and it’s a perfect retreat for a horse lover. Find out more about the house at CandysDirt.com.

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The Best Places in America for Second Homes

By Candy Evans | March 8, 2011 | 4 Comments

Barrons is bragging how they called it: the second home market has bottomed, and the rich are out swooping up the bargains. Prices of high-end second homes have sunk, some as low as 40%. And Barrons lists the top second home markets in the US. Sea Island, Georgia was rated number one. Next comes Maui, […]

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