Archive for the ‘USA MAINLAND’ Category

Taos Is for Writers

Taos Is for Writers
By guest blogger Deonne Kahler. Feature photo Copyright © Brian Williams. Story photos Copyright © Deonne Kahler except where credited otherwise. WRITERS AND ARTISTS have been hanging out in Taos, New Mexico, seemingly forever. D.H. Lawrence, Willa Cather, R.C. Gorman, Georgia O’Keeffe, John Nichols,...
May 1st, 2012 | GUEST BLOGGERS, QUIRKY PLACES, USA MAINLAND, WRITING | Read More

The Intracoastal Waterway . . . a simpler life runs through it

The Intracoastal Waterway . . . a simpler life runs through it
By staff writer Vicki Lathom. Photos Copyright © Vicki Lathom. IT’S CALLED THE Route 66 for boaters. The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, also known as “The Ditch,” is the inside route for cruisers to go north and south along the east coast without going out into the ocean.  Made up of rivers...
April 24th, 2012 | Boating, STAFF, USA MAINLAND | Read More

Japanese Friendship Garden, Balboa Park, San Diego

Japanese Friendship Garden, Balboa Park, San Diego
By staff writer Cathie Nichols. Photos Copyright © Cathie Nichols. One of the great benefits of living in a tourist destination is that there are days when I get to be the tourist.  Believe it or not, even after nearly 25 years, there’s a lot of San Diego I have not yet seen. On the first really...
April 20th, 2012 | GARDENS & PARKS, STAFF, USA MAINLAND | Read More

Play and Real Life Review: Tortilla Curtain, San Diego Repertory Theatre

Play and Real Life Review: Tortilla Curtain, San Diego Repertory Theatre
By staff writer Cathie Nichols. Photos Copyright © Cathie Nichols. AS A PERSON who prides herself on being on time, I arrived at Horton Plaza with plenty of time to spare. I parked on one of the upper levels and sat tweeting in my car for a bit. After all, I had plenty of time to make it to the San...
April 3rd, 2012 | SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS, STAFF, USA MAINLAND | Read More

My Two Blocks of Paradise

My Two Blocks of Paradise
Story by staff writer Ann McElfresh. Photos Copyright © Ann McElfresh. Honey Bunny and I went on a cruise recently.  It was delightful and I look forward to telling you all about it. But let me tell you about the day before and the day after our cruise—where we spent our time in a two-block radius—and...
March 9th, 2012 | DINING, OUR FOODIE, STAFF, USA MAINLAND | Read More

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 | GARDENS & PARKS, STAFF, USA MAINLAND, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

My San Francisco Christmas

My San Francisco Christmas
Story by staff writer Judy Clement Wall. Photos Copyright © Judy Clement Wall. DESPITE ALL THE Decembers I’ve lived through, the month always comes upon me suddenly. I know it comes right after November every single year, but I’m never ready for it. And while I love Christmas it has a tendency...
December 29th, 2011 | SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS, STAFF, USA MAINLAND | Read More