Archive for the ‘Conservation’ Category

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 | GUEST BLOGGERS, USA MAINLAND, Conservation, GARDENS & PARKS | Read More

Olde Fashioned Christmas at the Mill, Youngstown, Ohio

Olde Fashioned Christmas at the Mill, Youngstown, Ohio
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. LANTERMAN’S MILL is located inside of Mill Creek MetroParks in Youngstown, Ohio only a few minutes drive from our house. Brian and I met up with our friends Ron and Joanne of Yellow Creek Theater (see Movies Under the Bridge) to enjoy...
December 8th, 2011 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, Conservation, GARDENS & PARKS, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

New River Gorge, West Virginia

New River Gorge, West Virginia
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. ON OUR WAY from Youngstown, Ohio to Asheville, North Carolina, we took a scenic route through Pennsylvania and West Virginia to glory in the early autumn leaves. We had one day to get to NC, so no time for side trips. But the New River Gorge...
October 8th, 2010 | USA MAINLAND, Conservation, ROAD TRIPS | Read More

Big Chute!

Big Chute!
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams & Milli Thornton. BRIAN IS ALWAYS reading boating magazines and dreaming of cruising the pleasure-boat waterways of the world. He’d love to do the San Juan Islands in a Nordhavn 62-footer (around $2 million pre-loved, including VIP...
July 17th, 2010 | Conservation, Critters & Wildlife, Boating, ONTARIO | Read More

Think Globally, Travel Locally

Think Globally, Travel Locally
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Milli Thornton. Feature image courtesy Chris Cole of Peaberry’s Café. WHEN WE SAY travel, we tend to think of world travel—or at least going to another county or state. But most of us travel every day without giving it much thought. Sure, we might...
August 6th, 2009 | VIDEOS, STAYCATIONS, COFFEE, HEALTH, Conservation, Philanthropy | Read More

Ball’s Falls, The Twenty Valley, Ontario

Ball’s Falls, The Twenty Valley, Ontario
The forest at Ball's FallsTWENTY VALLEY is a place chock-full of things to see and do—but if you do visit the Valley, please don’t miss Ball’s Falls. At first I thought the name was rather silly (made me think of balls o’ fire) until Carla, our host at Bonnybank B&B, explained...
June 16th, 2009 | Conservation, Forests, Water, ONTARIO | Read More