Archive for the ‘USA MAINLAND’ Category

A Quick & Scenic San Diego Hike: Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

A Quick & Scenic San Diego Hike: Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Text & photos © Catherine Nichols Vacationing in San Diego, California is a dream for many people, and I know how lucky I am to be here. During my 30+ years in San Diego I’ve appreciated the climate, the endless assortment of outdoor activities, and the natural beauty that surrounds me every...
June 23rd, 2017 | FEATURED ARTICLES, Scenic Wonders, STAFF, USA MAINLAND, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

Spring at the San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas, California

Spring at the San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas, California
Text & photos © Catherine Nichols With leaf earrings dangling from my ears, I got in my car and drove three miles to one of the best kept secrets of San Diego. Even though I live so close to San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, California, I rarely visit. I decided to go this year because we’ve...
April 21st, 2017 | GARDENS & PARKS, STAFF, USA MAINLAND | Read More

California’s Finest Castle: A Quick Weekend Getaway to Cambria

California’s Finest Castle: A Quick Weekend Getaway to Cambria
Text & photos © Catherine Nichols There’s no better time than now to start fleshing out your summer plans. Sure, it may be the middle of winter and you may be freezing in your parka and mittens, but there are benefits to planning early. If you make your reservations now, you’ll likely find numerous...
March 25th, 2017 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND | Read More

Open House at The Village Pantry, Poland, Ohio

Open House at The Village Pantry, Poland, Ohio
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Milli Thornton. ~ . ~ . ~ . ~ . ~ First published five Christmases ago, this story is being republished by popular demand. The Village Pantry still holds open house every year, and this year it was again held on December 3. ~ . ~ . ~ . ~ . ~ SINCE 2003, in...
December 30th, 2016 | Historic/Museums, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS, STAFF, USA MAINLAND | Read More

The Birch Aquarium, San Diego: A Window on What’s Under There

The Birch Aquarium, San Diego: A Window on What’s Under There
By staff writer Cathie Nichols. Photos Copyright © Cathie Nichols. Spending a few hours at the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla, Southern California is as soothing as it is beautiful—unless you bring your three small daughters like I used to do, and then it’s just an elementary school-level lesson in...
September 18th, 2014 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND | Read More

Las Vegas has become a family-oriented holiday destination

Las Vegas has become a family-oriented holiday destination
Story by Andrew Bailey. Image courtesy John Sullivan, Wikimedia Commons. Las Vegas has grown up from being merely an adult playground to terrific venues for any family to visit regardless of the age of their children. Casinos have evolved into entertainment complexes providing many options, including...
August 7th, 2014 | USA MAINLAND | 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