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Machu Picchu, Peru: preparation for the journey

Machu Picchu, Peru: preparation for the journey
Feature photo ‘Machu Picchu with llama’ courtesy Marrovi. ~.~.~.~.~ First in a series about her travels in Peru by staff writer Lisa A. White ~.~.~.~.~ Is Machu Picchu on everyone’s bucket list? We are getting one of two reactions to our plans to travel to Machu Picchu: “That’s...
May 29th, 2014 | Scenic Wonders, SOUTH AMERICA, STAFF, TRAVEL PREP | Read More

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

Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma, California

Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma, California
By staff writer Cathie Nichols. Photos Copyright © Cathie Nichols. LIVING IN A tourist destination is not always a good thing. In fact, it sometimes borders on being a major inconvenience. For example, during the summer, my family and I do not go to the beach. We live about three miles from the white,...
May 8th, 2014 | Scenic Wonders, STAFF, USA MAINLAND | Read More

Strolling Through Savannah

Strolling Through Savannah
Story by staff writer Ann McElfresh. Photos Copyright © Ann McElfresh. MY SISTERS AND I recently visited Savannah, Georgia and with my trusty camera stuck to my face, I recorded our walks. It was opportune timing that I was taking a photography class during my time in this photogenic city. Savannah...
April 3rd, 2014 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

St. Elmo, Colorado: an inhabited ghost town

St. Elmo, Colorado: an inhabited ghost town
Story by staff writer Teresa Davis. Photos Copyright © Teresa Davis. ST. ELMO in Colorado is designated a ghost town, but it is also inhabited. There are some modern vacation homes in the surrounding area. It also lives up to its reputation as being one of Colorado’s best preserved ghost towns....
March 27th, 2014 | Interesting Towns, STAFF, USA MAINLAND | Read More

The Character of Paris: love locks, gallery dogs & frog’s legs

The Character of Paris: love locks, gallery dogs & frog’s legs
By staff writer Lisa A. White. Photos Copyright © Lisa A. White. PARIS IS A PLACE where it is far too easy to run yourself ragged trying to do and see everything and, in the process, you completely miss the character of the city. Dan and I decided that in order to slow down for a true vacation, we...
March 6th, 2014 | EUROPE, Historic/Museums, STAFF | Read More

Animas Forks, Colorado: a ghost mining town for history buffs

Animas Forks, Colorado: a ghost mining town for history buffs
Story by staff writer Teresa Davis. Photos Copyright © Teresa Davis. THERE ARE TWO PLACES in Colorado always worth visiting. One is St. Elmo and the other is Animas Forks. Both are ghost mining towns established back when gold and silver were found, it seemed, under every rock and in every stream. Cinnamon...
February 7th, 2014 | 4x4ing, Interesting Towns, STAFF | Read More