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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

Funky Signs: There is no Poop Fairy

Funky Signs: There is no Poop Fairy
Story by Milli Thornton. Photo Copyright © Milli Thornton. During a recent housesitting job in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the homeowner told me about a 2-mile walking track over at the university golf course. I was babysitting a 1-year-old dog named Thea and she had energy to spare. I decided the 2-mile...
June 5th, 2017 | FEATURED ARTICLES, FUNKY SIGNS, STAFF | Read More

While in Vancouver, Don’t Blow by the Bloedel

While in Vancouver, Don’t Blow by the Bloedel
Text & photos © Catherine Nichols Never before had I been so stressed on a trip. There we were, stranded in Vancouver in a nightmare Airbnb situation with four kids. Count ’em: four. It was the one time we had decided that two of our daughters could bring two of their friends along on what...
May 19th, 2017 | BRITISH COLUMBIA, FEATURED ARTICLES, GARDENS & PARKS, STAFF | Read More

The Looong Way to Zichy Cave

The Looong Way to Zichy Cave
Text & photos © Estrella Azul For this year, my plan is to go on as many road trips as possible. The first one this spring was to visit a few dripstone caves around Șuncuiuș village, about an hour’s drive from my city of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. My boyfriend and I had never been to the Șuncuiuș...
May 5th, 2017 | EUROPE, FEATURED ARTICLES, STAFF, TRAVEL BUMMERS | 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 | FEATURED ARTICLES, GARDENS & PARKS, STAFF, USA MAINLAND | Read More

What to see on a day-trip to Bratislava

What to see on a day-trip to Bratislava
Text & photos © Estrella Azul DURING SUMMER VACATION my boyfriend and I stayed in Budapest, Hungary, for a week. While looking for cities to visit nearby we realized Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, was only a two-hour drive away. We took the M1 motorway early in the morning and, without any...
April 7th, 2017 | ACTIVITIES, EUROPE, FEATURED ARTICLES, Historic/Museums, ROAD TRIPS, STAFF | Read More

Wasson Peak via King’s Canyon Trail: An awesome way to start a Tucson day!

Wasson Peak via King’s Canyon Trail: An awesome way to start a Tucson day!
By guest blogger Nicole Mullins. Photos Copyright © Nicole Mullins. TUESDAY, MARCH 12 was a very physical day. I was already sore when I awoke, thanks to all of the wonderful amenities for physical activity at the Voyager RV Resort in Tucson, Arizona. As an exercise physiologist based in Ohio, it’s...
September 27th, 2013 | ★ Rewind 1, GUEST BLOGGERS, USA MAINLAND, WALKING/HIKING | Read More