Archive for the ‘DESTINATIONS’ Category

Finding an Oasis in the Desert – Review: Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Tucson, Arizona

Finding an Oasis in the Desert – Review: Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Tucson, Arizona
By guest blogger Cathie Nichols. Photos Copyright © Cathie Nichols. BOOKING A TRIP to Tucson, AZ, was never on my “bucket list.” But with a daughter who decided the University of Arizona is the place she would like to attend college, it suddenly became important for me to figure out where the rest...
October 3rd, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, USA MAINLAND, HOTELS & MOTELS, KID-FRIENDLY, Reviews | 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

Becoming Location Independent: Expectations and Reality

Becoming Location Independent: Expectations and Reality
By staff writer Lisa Carter. Photos Copyright © Jon Lee. This is the fourth post in a series by Lisa Carter about an experiment in becoming location independent. Links to the other three in the series can be found in the first paragraph below, and at the end of the post. Here we are! After careful decisions,...
September 28th, 2011 | STAFF, SERIES, COSTA RICA, LOCATION INDEPENDENT | Read More

Fall Harvest Festival, White House Fruit Farm, Canfield, Ohio

Fall Harvest Festival, White House Fruit Farm, Canfield, Ohio
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Milli Thornton. LAST SATURDAY my friend Joanne invited me to a harvest festival and craft show in nearby Canfield, Ohio. Friday the temperature had dropped to a chilly 59 degrees, but Saturday dawned sunny and warm. Perfect weather for a colorful fall event....
September 23rd, 2011 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, HARVESTING NATURE'S BOUNTY | Read More

Cape Reinga, New Zealand and the Awesome Bus

Cape Reinga, New Zealand and the Awesome Bus
Story by staff writer JM Merchant. Photos Copyright © Joanna Abram. 7 a.m. on a foggy morning in Paihia saw us introduced to Spike, the driver of the Awesome bus. To call him a character would be an understatement, but I can think of no one better to introduce you to the “top bit” of New Zealand....
September 21st, 2011 | STAFF, SERIES, Spirituality, Beaches, Forests, Lighthouses, ROAD TRIPS, CHARACTERS, NEW ZEALAND | Read More

In the Footsteps of Anthony Bourdain: J’s Oyster, Portland, Maine

In the Footsteps of Anthony Bourdain: J’s Oyster, Portland, Maine
Story by Milli Thornton & Brian Williams. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. MY HUSBAND BRIAN called from South Portland, Maine and said he’d just been to the Bug Light. I thought he said “Bud Light,” so I shrieked “WHA?!” Knowing how much he hates Bud Light (he’s more of a...
September 16th, 2011 | VIDEOS, STAFF, USA MAINLAND, DINING, Lighthouses | Read More

Becoming Location Independent: Technology, Business and Personal

Becoming Location Independent: Technology, Business and Personal
By staff writer Lisa Carter. Photos Copyright © Jon Lee. This is Part III in a series on becoming location independent. In Part I, Lisa shared the process of deciding when, where and how to start the experiment. In Part II she talked about arranging the essentials, such as accommodation and what to...
September 13th, 2011 | STAFF, SERIES, COSTA RICA, LOCATION INDEPENDENT | Read More