Archive for the ‘ACTIVITIES’ Category

My Dream Vacation in Maui

My Dream Vacation in Maui
Story by staff writer Betsy Villanella. Photos Copyright © Betsy Villanella. WHEN I WAS a teen, I found out that my parents were going on a vacation to Hawaii to meet my brother, who would be there for R&R during his service in Vietnam. It disappointed me greatly when I was told I couldn’t go...
November 29th, 2011 | LODGING, STAFF, HAWAII, ISLANDS, MEMORIES, OUTDOORS EATING, Scenic Wonders | Read More

October Plenty, Southwark, London

October Plenty, Southwark, London
Story by staff writer JM Merchant. Feature photo courtesy John Abram. ONE SUNDAY AT the end of October, tourists milling around Bankside (a district of London on the banks of the River Thames) and Shakespeare’s Globe (“dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare’s work and the playhouse...
November 16th, 2011 | STAFF, HARVESTING NATURE'S BOUNTY, CHARACTERS, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS, STREET LIFE, THE UK, ★ Rewind 3 | Read More

Adventures in Sausalito, California

Adventures in Sausalito, California
Story by staff writer Judy Clement Wall. Photos Copyright © Judy Clement Wall. NOT LONG AGO, I heard Neil Gaiman read a story about adventure. Actually, he read a piece about wanting to write a story about adventure. His wife laughed at his wild ideas about including aliens and pirates and duels and...
October 26th, 2011 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, Interesting Towns, OUTDOORS EATING | Read More

Confessions of a Disneyophile: Making Disney Friends

Confessions of a Disneyophile: Making Disney Friends
Series by staff writer Betsy Villanella. Photos Copyright © Betsy Villanella. I’M VERY HAPPY with my Disney obsession. I’ve met many wonderful people because of it. In 2001, while searching for discounts for one of our first Disney World vacations, I found a Disney message board. I learned a...
October 21st, 2011 | STAFF, SERIES, USA MAINLAND, MEMORIES, Theme Parks | Read More

Lothal, India: Pushing the Frontiers 5,000 Years Ago

Lothal, India: Pushing the Frontiers 5,000 Years Ago
Story by guest blogger Roona. Photos Copyright © Roona. THERE IS NOTHING like stability to drive some people nuts and my guess is that even 5,000 years ago, human beings were no different. The people of the Indus Valley had mastered urban planning and maritime engineering, trade, commerce and art but...
October 19th, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, Historic/Museums, INDIA | Read More

Ausable Chasm, New York

Ausable Chasm, New York
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. AUSABLE CHASM, known as the “Grand Canyon of the East,” is one of the many scenic beauties of the Adirondack Forest Preserve in upstate New York. Situated about twenty minutes south of Plattsburgh, next to Lake Champlain, this natural...
October 14th, 2011 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, Water, Scenic Wonders | Read More

Rock City and The Legendary View from Mt. Diablo, California

Rock City and The Legendary View from Mt. Diablo, California
Story by staff writer Judy Clement Wall. Photos Copyright © Judy Clement Wall. Here’s what happened. (Beware the travel story that starts with “Here’s what happened.”) One morning, I hear a guy on NPR say that if you stand on top of Mt. Diablo, you can see more of the earth’s surface than...
September 30th, 2011 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, QUIRKY PLACES, WALKING/HIKING | Read More