Archive for the ‘Beaches’ Category

Alabama’s Beaches: Down Time Down South

Alabama’s Beaches: Down Time Down South
Story by staff writer Lisa A. White. Photos Copyright © Lisa A. White. ALABAMA IS NOT well-known for its beaches. If you look at the state’s map, you quickly realize that somehow Florida scooted to the west and took what could have been a lot of Alabama coastline. Depending on how it is calculated...
May 15th, 2014 | Beaches, STAFF, USA MAINLAND | Read More

Health, Healing and Hedonism on India’s East Coast

Health, Healing and Hedonism on India’s East Coast
Story by guest blogger Roona. Photos Copyright © Roona. FOR THE PAST few years, floating along at the mercy of life’s capricious winds, I was despairing of ever bringing my life back to a sense of normalcy and my mind to a state of restfulness. When I set out for Vizag (short for Vishakapatnam City,...
June 5th, 2012 | Beaches, GUEST BLOGGERS, HARVESTING NATURE'S BOUNTY, HEALTH, INDIA, Interesting Towns | Read More

Kayaking in Mercury Bay, New Zealand

Kayaking in Mercury Bay, New Zealand
Story by staff writer JM Merchant. Photos Copyright © Joanna Abram. Auckland. Also known as Dorkland, its inhabitants humorously refer to themselves as Jafas (Just Another F****** Aucklander). This city is one of the biggest tourist draws in New Zealand. It’s also where I spent the greatest percentage...
April 10th, 2012 | Beaches, Boating, NEW ZEALAND, Scenic Wonders, STAFF | Read More

Cape Reinga, New Zealand and the Awesome Bus

Cape Reinga, New Zealand and the Awesome Bus
Story by staff writer JM Merchant. Photos Copyright © Joanna Abram. 7 a.m. on a foggy morning in Paihia saw us introduced to Spike, the driver of the Awesome bus. To call him a character would be an understatement, but I can think of no one better to introduce you to the “top bit” of New Zealand....
September 21st, 2011 | Beaches, CHARACTERS, Forests, Lighthouses, NEW ZEALAND, ROAD TRIPS, SERIES, Spirituality, STAFF | Read More

Lake Lure, North Carolina

Lake Lure, North Carolina
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. WHILE VISITING HENDERSONVILLE, south of Asheville, North Carolina, we naturally wanted to climb the famous Chimney Rock. Well, you can’t stand on top of Chimney Rock without noticing Lake Lure. And once you see it from above in all its...
July 30th, 2011 | Beaches, STAFF, USA MAINLAND, Water | Read More

Kidney Donor Beach Vacation

Kidney Donor Beach Vacation
By Milli Thornton with George & Lisa White Photos Courtesy George & Lisa White MOST OF US typically don’t associate surgery with vacations. As for donating a kidney? Yikes! Who wants to go first? And yet, in this incredible story, there were definitely some classic post card moments. George...
August 1st, 2010 | Beaches, HEALTH, Philanthropy, USA MAINLAND, VIDEOS | Read More

Balm Beach Sunset

Balm Beach Sunset
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © 2010 Brian Williams & Milli Thornton IT WAS OUR last night of a fabulous B&B getaway on Georgian Bay (Ontario, Canada). We wanted a low-key, low-budget way to round off our 4th of July long weekend trip, so we asked our Beacon Shore B&B hosts...
July 25th, 2010 | Beaches, ONTARIO, TRAVEL BUMMERS | Read More