Archive for the ‘MIND&HEART’ Category

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

Confessions of a Disneyophile: The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Confessions of a Disneyophile: The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Series by staff writer Betsy Villanella. Photos Copyright © Betsy Villanella. DO YOU EVER get to the point where you just want a few days away from all the things you’re busy doing or that still need to be done? We did, and we just happened to have our Disney World annual passes burning a hole...
May 29th, 2012 | GARDENS & PARKS, SERIES, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS, STAFF, Theme Parks, USA MAINLAND | Read More

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

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

Postcards from Pittsburgh No. 3: Phipps Conservatory

Postcards from Pittsburgh No. 3: Phipps Conservatory
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Milli Thornton. Part of the mission of the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is to “inspire and educate visitors with the beauty and importance of plants.” The building, with its glass peak and dome and sweeping staircases,...
April 17th, 2012 | GARDENS & PARKS, PITTSBURGH, SERIES, STAFF | Read More

In Love in Belgium

In Love in Belgium
Story by guest blogger Tania Dakka. Photos Copyright © Tania Dakka. Roeselare, Belgium might not be on many sightseeing tour maps, but it certainly should be. However, I could be biased. You see, when I got off the plane in Brussels (on the way to Roeselare), I laid my eyes on the man I would marry....
April 6th, 2012 | ★ Rewind 3, EUROPE, GUEST BLOGGERS, MEMORIES | Read More