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A Sakhalin Road Trip

A Sakhalin Road Trip
By guest blogger Brian R. Williams Photos Copyright © 2005 Brian Williams SEEKING ADVENTURE and income in the Spring of 2005, I took on a job as construction manager on the remote island of Sakhalin, Russia, situated less than fifty miles north of Japan. I never knew this place existed, but it was to...
July 26th, 2010 | GUEST BLOGGERS, ROAD TRIPS, RUSSIA | 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

The Chifley Home, Bathurst, Australia

The Chifley Home, Bathurst, Australia
Story by guest blogger Al McCartan. Photos Copyright © Al McCartan. Bathurst is in New South Wales (NSW), about two-and-a-half hour’s drive west of Sydney. Of the six states and two territories, NSW is Australia’s most populous state. YOU’VE DONE THE Blue Mountains tour and it’s now...
July 22nd, 2010 | GUEST BLOGGERS, AUSTRALIA, Historic/Museums | Read More

Big Chute!

Big Chute!
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams & Milli Thornton. BRIAN IS ALWAYS reading boating magazines and dreaming of cruising the pleasure-boat waterways of the world. He’d love to do the San Juan Islands in a Nordhavn 62-footer (around $2 million pre-loved, including VIP...
July 17th, 2010 | Conservation, Critters & Wildlife, Boating, ONTARIO | Read More

Review: Beacon Shore on Georgian Bay B&B, Midland, Ontario

Review: Beacon Shore on Georgian Bay B&B, Midland, Ontario
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © 2010 Brian Williams & Milli Thornton. The 1901 lighthouse on the front lawn, night shot WE ARE LUCKY to be within reasonable driving distance of this B&B because we can’t wait to go back. We’re not strangers to a good B&B. But this...
July 11th, 2010 | DEALS, Lighthouses, BED & BREAKFAST, ONTARIO, Reviews | Read More

Gallivanting in Halifax

Gallivanting in Halifax
By guest blogger Roona All photos copyright © Roona 2009 THANKS TO THE United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, in the summer of 2009 I took a solitary trip to Nova Scotia. After renewing my work visa in the country, I had to go to a consulate outside the country to get it stamped in my...
July 7th, 2010 | GUEST BLOGGERS, Lighthouses, NOVA SCOTIA | Read More

Picking Blueberries in Charleston, Tennessee

Picking Blueberries in Charleston, Tennessee
By guest blogger K.M. Weiland. Photos courtesy Amy Weiland. FOR THE RECORD, I hate blueberries. Here at home in western Nebraska, I avoid them like lizard avoids the cold spot on a rock. So when I am given the opportunity to go blueberry picking in eastern Tennessee, I expect to enjoy the picking but...
July 31st, 2009 | GUEST BLOGGERS, USA MAINLAND, HARVESTING NATURE'S BOUNTY, OUTDOORS EATING | Read More