Archive for the ‘ACTIVITIES’ Category

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 | Scenic Wonders, STAFF, USA MAINLAND, Water | 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 | QUIRKY PLACES, STAFF, USA MAINLAND, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

Fall Harvest Festival, White House Fruit Farm, Canfield, Ohio

Fall Harvest Festival, White House Fruit Farm, Canfield, Ohio
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Milli Thornton. LAST SATURDAY my friend Joanne invited me to a harvest festival and craft show in nearby Canfield, Ohio. Friday the temperature had dropped to a chilly 59 degrees, but Saturday dawned sunny and warm. Perfect weather for a colorful fall event....
September 23rd, 2011 | HARVESTING NATURE'S BOUNTY, STAFF, USA MAINLAND | 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

Don’t Mess with Mother Weather

Don’t Mess with Mother Weather
By staff writer Vicki Lathom. Photos Copyright © Vicki Lathom. Feature photo: Taken in the 70s, Bill and Vicki Lathom on board Gypsy, in the harbor at Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. BEGINNING BOATERS have one bad thing in common: not leaving enough wiggle room in a schedule to keep them out...
September 19th, 2011 | Boating, SAFETY, STAFF | Read More

In the Footsteps of Anthony Bourdain: J’s Oyster, Portland, Maine

In the Footsteps of Anthony Bourdain: J’s Oyster, Portland, Maine
Story by Milli Thornton & Brian Williams. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. MY HUSBAND BRIAN called from South Portland, Maine and said he’d just been to the Bug Light. I thought he said “Bud Light,” so I shrieked “WHA?!” Knowing how much he hates Bud Light (he’s more of a...
September 16th, 2011 | DINING, Lighthouses, STAFF, USA MAINLAND, VIDEOS | Read More