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Poseidon’s Treasure: Colors of the Mediterranean

Poseidon’s Treasure: Colors of the Mediterranean
Story by guest blogger Paula Swenson. Photos Copyright © Paula Swenson. FOR THE PAST six months I have been fortunate indeed to live about 50 meters from the sea in Tunisia on the north coast of Africa. Directly below Italy on your map, Tunisia is on the northernmost bump of the African continent, part...
October 22nd, 2012 | AFRICA, GUEST BLOGGERS, Scenic Wonders | Read More

The Resilience of Nature: Bastrop State Park, Texas

The Resilience of Nature: Bastrop State Park, Texas
By guest blogger Valeka Cruz. Photos Copyright © Valeka Cruz. Bastrop State Park and neighboring Buescher State Park are located 30 miles south of Austin, Texas and are home to the “Lost Pines,” an isolated region of loblolly pines (yes, we have pine trees in Texas!). In 1997, the park was given...
September 14th, 2012 | Conservation, GARDENS & PARKS, GUEST BLOGGERS, USA MAINLAND | Read More

Pickin’ and Grinnin’ in Mountain View, Arkansas

Pickin’ and Grinnin’ in Mountain View, Arkansas
Story by guest blogger Teresa Davis. Photos Copyright © Teresa Davis. IF YOU’VE NEVER been to the Ozarks, then let me take you there. About an hour Southwest from the state of Missouri sits a town called Mountain View, Arkansas. There is so much one can do in this quaint town, but the main reason...
September 7th, 2012 | GUEST BLOGGERS, MUSIC, STREET LIFE, USA MAINLAND, VIDEOS | Read More

Paris, Texas: The City of Ghost Sightings

Paris, Texas: The City of Ghost Sightings
Story by guest blogger Teresa Davis. Photos Copyright © Teresa Davis. IT’S MY PLEASURE today to take you on a wonderful day trip to Paris, Texas, located about 98 miles northeast of Dallas. As you get close to Paris, you will notice not only the rolling hills but also the fields of cotton. Hay...
August 10th, 2012 | GUEST BLOGGERS, Interesting Towns, QUIRKY PLACES, USA MAINLAND | Read More

Climb Kilimanjaro for Kids: One Man’s Inspiring Tale

Climb Kilimanjaro for Kids: One Man’s Inspiring Tale
Story by guest blogger James Barnett. Photos Copyright © James Barnett. TANZANIA IS A beautiful African country with a diverse tribal population speaking 128 languages. Mount Kilimanjaro towers above the opulent safari kingdom as the world’s largest free-standing mountain. One summer ago I embarked...
July 24th, 2012 | AFRICA, GUEST BLOGGERS, Philanthropy, Scenic Wonders, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

The Goldfish Bowl: Jump Out and Live a Little!

The Goldfish Bowl: Jump Out and Live a Little!
By guest blogger Julian Easterly. Photos Copyright © Julian Easterly. Le Bookshop photos courtesy Dario Viallet. I HAPPEN TO LIVE, by chance, in Montpellier, France. Needless to say, that is amazing in itself. But baguettes, cheese and wine aside, nothing surprises like hearing two sixty-something...
June 12th, 2012 | CHARACTERS, EUROPE, GUEST BLOGGERS | Read More

Garner State Park: Caves, Trails, Tubing – and Texas swing!

Garner State Park: Caves, Trails, Tubing – and Texas swing!
By guest blogger Valeka Cruz RECENTLY I HAD the absolute joy of visiting Garner State Park. I am very fortunate to have grown up near this gem of a Texas state park. I hadn’t visited it in years but it was just as beautiful as I remembered it being! It is one of the most heavily visited parks in...
June 8th, 2012 | CAMPING, GARDENS & PARKS, GUEST BLOGGERS, USA MAINLAND | Read More