Archive for the ‘CHARACTERS’ Category

Dinner with Abdul

Dinner with Abdul
Story by guest blogger Leigh Lauck. Photos Copyright © Leigh & Matthew Lauck. WE ARRIVED IN the city of Fez by train from Casablanca. Just turning those words over in my head as we rolled through the Moroccan countryside—Arriving from Casablanca by train!—gave me shivers of delight. It sounded...
April 17th, 2014 | GUEST BLOGGERS, DINING, AFRICA, CHARACTERS | 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 | GUEST BLOGGERS, EUROPE, CHARACTERS | Read More

Pete’s Pub in Little Harbor, Abaco: Where the Living is Bohemian

Pete’s Pub in Little Harbor, Abaco: Where the Living is Bohemian
By staff writer Vicki Lathom. Photos Copyright © Vicki Lathom. “This is a place the Unabomber would like.” What the woman sitting next to me at Pete’s Pub meant was that the anarchist would feel at home in a place seemingly freer of rules than the world outside, in a simpler, nonconformist little...
March 16th, 2012 | STAFF, CHARACTERS, ISLANDS, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

A Cruiser’s Christmas

A Cruiser’s Christmas
By staff writer Vicki Lathom. Photos Copyright © Vicki Lathom. TEMPERATURES IN THE mid-70s, a tropical breeze and palm trees seem to be an unlikely combination to celebrate a traditional Christmas. But it works for cruisers hanging out in the Bahamas for the winter at Abaco Boat Harbour. Around December,...
December 24th, 2011 | STAFF, Boating, CHARACTERS, ISLANDS, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

October Plenty, Southwark, London

October Plenty, Southwark, London
Story by staff writer JM Merchant. Feature photo courtesy John Abram. ONE SUNDAY AT the end of October, tourists milling around Bankside (a district of London on the banks of the River Thames) and Shakespeare’s Globe (“dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare’s work and the playhouse...
November 16th, 2011 | STAFF, HARVESTING NATURE'S BOUNTY, CHARACTERS, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS, STREET LIFE, THE UK | 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

Chico the Boat Dog

Chico the Boat Dog
By guest writer Vicki Lathom. Photos Copyright © Vicki Lathom. BEFORE CHICO WAS a boat dog, he was to be a show dog. Chico’s Sheltie super-parents, winners of many national AKC shows, looked like a good start for their child’s future. But it was not meant to be. His chart of projected growth showed...
June 18th, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, SERIES, Critters & Wildlife, Boating, CHARACTERS | Read More