Archive for the ‘Scenic Wonders’ Category

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

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

Rural Irish Wandering and Music: Part 1

Rural Irish Wandering and Music: Part 1
By guest blogger Lisa A. White. Photos Copyright © Lisa A. White. WE ARRIVED AT Shannon Airport, knowing that we were not going to even try to see “everything” Ireland has to offer. Our top priorities included seeing the countryside and hearing some traditional Irish music. After that, cheese,...
November 24th, 2013 | GUEST BLOGGERS, Scenic Wonders | Read More

Postcard-Perfect Santorini

Postcard-Perfect Santorini
By staff writer Cathie Nichols. Photos Copyright © Cathie Nichols. IMAGINE POSSESSING THE ability to step inside a postcard whenever you wanted.  Which postcard would you step into? I recommend any postcard from Santorini, a Greek island in the middle of the Aegean Sea. Visiting Santorini was never...
March 17th, 2013 | EUROPE, Scenic Wonders, STAFF | Read More

Poseidon’s Treasure: Colors of the Mediterranean

Poseidon’s Treasure: Colors of the Mediterranean
Story by guest blogger Paula Swenson. Photos Copyright © Paula Swenson. FOR THE PAST six months I have been fortunate indeed to live about 50 meters from the sea in Tunisia on the north coast of Africa. Directly below Italy on your map, Tunisia is on the northernmost bump of the African continent, part...
October 22nd, 2012 | AFRICA, GUEST BLOGGERS, Scenic Wonders | Read More

Climb Kilimanjaro for Kids: One Man’s Inspiring Tale

Climb Kilimanjaro for Kids: One Man’s Inspiring Tale
Story by guest blogger James Barnett. Photos Copyright © James Barnett. TANZANIA IS A beautiful African country with a diverse tribal population speaking 128 languages. Mount Kilimanjaro towers above the opulent safari kingdom as the world’s largest free-standing mountain. One summer ago I embarked...
July 24th, 2012 | AFRICA, GUEST BLOGGERS, Philanthropy, Scenic Wonders, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

The Great Dismal Swamp

The Great Dismal Swamp
By staff writer Vicki Lathom. Photos Copyright © Vicki Lathom except where indicated. The Great Dismal Swamp, in the North Carolina and Virginia section of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, sounds like a depressing place. Think dark, craggy trees draped with moss, stagnant water and strange noises...
May 18th, 2012 | Boating, QUIRKY PLACES, Scenic Wonders, STAFF, USA MAINLAND | Read More