Archive for the ‘Scenic Wonders’ Category

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 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, Boating, QUIRKY PLACES, Scenic Wonders | Read More

The Salt Mines of Turda

The Salt Mines of Turda
By staff writer Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul. I ONCE VISITED the Salt Mines of Turda when I was in fourth grade or so. I can still recall mostly everything from then. Once my mom got some time off work last summer, I decided to go for a little road trip with her. While she has never...
May 15th, 2012 | STAFF, EUROPE, Scenic Wonders | Read More

Kayaking in Mercury Bay, New Zealand

Kayaking in Mercury Bay, New Zealand
Story by staff writer JM Merchant. Photos Copyright © Joanna Abram. Auckland. Also known as Dorkland, its inhabitants humorously refer to themselves as Jafas (Just Another F****** Aucklander). This city is one of the biggest tourist draws in New Zealand. It’s also where I spent the greatest percentage...
April 10th, 2012 | STAFF, Beaches, Boating, NEW ZEALAND, Scenic Wonders | Read More

Some Medieval and Natural Gems of Lillafüred, Hungary

Some Medieval and Natural Gems of Lillafüred, Hungary
By staff writer Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul. From the very first visit I was enchanted by all the beauty Lillafüred’s landscape had to offer. I didn’t think I could like a small place such as this one as instantly and deeply as I did. Especially as it’s only a...
March 13th, 2012 | STAFF, EUROPE, Historic/Museums, Interesting Towns, Scenic Wonders | Read More

Planet Abaco, Where Life is Languid

Planet Abaco, Where Life is Languid
By staff writer Vicki Lathom. Photos Copyright © Vicki Lathom. Feature photo: Starfish in a boat’s spotlight on Little Bahama Bank THE BAHAMAS are much heard about but little understood. People think of Nassau, the hotels of Paradise Island, and giant cruise ships. The Abacos ain’t nothing...
January 20th, 2012 | STAFF, SERIES, Critters & Wildlife, Boating, Water, ISLANDS, Scenic Wonders | Read More

A Somewhat Romantic Getaway in Wales

A Somewhat Romantic Getaway in Wales
By guest blogger Steven Hampshire. Photos Copyright © Steven Hampshire. AFTER SIX MONTHS of stagnate Surrey dwelling, the wife and I thought it might be nice to take an extended mini-break somewhere we hadn’t yet been. I wanted to drive, and Lindsay wanted to see some coast, so we figured “Why...
January 13th, 2012 | GUEST BLOGGERS, COTTAGES & CABINS, Interesting Towns, Scenic Wonders, THE UK, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

Sunrise at Rangitukia, New Zealand

Sunrise at Rangitukia, New Zealand
Story by staff writer JM Merchant. Photos Copyright © Joanna Abram. GETTING BACK ONTO the little green bus after our stay at Tatapouri was difficult. We were all reluctant to leave our newfound patch of paradise, but we knew there were more wonders to come. We were traveling with Kiwi Experience, an...
January 10th, 2012 | STAFF, SERIES, ROAD TRIPS, COTTAGES & CABINS, NEW ZEALAND, Scenic Wonders | Read More