Archive for the ‘WALKING/HIKING’ Category

Our Secret Garden

Our Secret Garden
Story by staff writer Betsy Villanella. Photos Copyright © Betsy Villanella. MY FAMILY used to have our own version of a secret garden, though it is much bigger than a garden. We live down the road from a state park. It’s not large compared to a lot of state parks in the US, but it has some beautiful...
January 17th, 2012 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, GARDENS & PARKS, WALKING/HIKING | 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

Lafayette Reservoir, Contra Costa County, California

Lafayette Reservoir, Contra Costa County, California
Story by staff writer Judy Clement Wall. Photos Copyright © Judy Clement Wall. OVER THE Thanksgiving holiday weekend, I headed back up to Mt. Diablo to see if I could get some pictures of the breathtaking view that was less than breathtaking last time I visited. (See Rock City and The Legendary View...
December 6th, 2011 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, GARDENS & PARKS, WALKING/HIKING | 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 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, QUIRKY PLACES, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

My Favorite Ethnic Spots in NYC

My Favorite Ethnic Spots in NYC
By guest blogger Samantha Wilson. Photos Copyright © Samantha Wilson. I LIVE A FEW hours from NYC but any time I have a chance to visit some of the amazing ethnic spots, I take it. My most recent trip was in the beginning of July when I traveled with one of my sisters for a two-day stay. The two of...
September 12th, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, USA MAINLAND, Historic/Museums, STREET LIFE, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

Hiking Trails of Humboldt, California

Hiking Trails of Humboldt, California
Story by staff writer Judy Clement Wall. Photos Copyright © Judy Clement Wall. WHENEVER I VISIT Humboldt, California, almost 275 miles north of San Francisco, I think this: Do people who live here walk around constantly stunned by the beauty that surrounds them? When they’re stressed, do they simply...
August 10th, 2011 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

Walking Through Paris

Walking Through Paris
By guest blogger Estrella Azul. Photos © Estrella Azul, with Ian Fraser where specified. WALKING THROUGH PARIS is amazing! The city is divided into 20 arrondissements (administrative districts or, less formally, neighborhoods), each having its own attractions and special charm. I took full advantage...
July 2nd, 2011 | SERIES, EUROPE, WALKING/HIKING | Read More