Archive for the ‘MIND&HEART’ Category

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 | GUEST BLOGGERS, EUROPE, MEMORIES | 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

Planet Abaco, Where Life is Languid

Planet Abaco, Where Life is Languid
By staff writer Vicki Lathom. Photos Copyright © Vicki Lathom. Feature photo: Starfish in a boat’s spotlight on Little Bahama Bank THE BAHAMAS are much heard about but little understood. People think of Nassau, the hotels of Paradise Island, and giant cruise ships. The Abacos ain’t nothing...
January 20th, 2012 | STAFF, SERIES, Critters & Wildlife, Boating, Water, ISLANDS, Scenic Wonders | Read More

Our Secret Garden

Our Secret Garden
Story by staff writer Betsy Villanella. Photos Copyright © Betsy Villanella. MY FAMILY used to have our own version of a secret garden, though it is much bigger than a garden. We live down the road from a state park. It’s not large compared to a lot of state parks in the US, but it has some beautiful...
January 17th, 2012 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, GARDENS & PARKS, WALKING/HIKING | 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

How a Former East Coaster Survives the Christmas Holidays in a Tropical Climate

How a Former East Coaster Survives the Christmas Holidays in a Tropical Climate
By guest blogger Cathie Nichols. Photos Copyright © Cathie Nichols. BEING AN EAST COAST (outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) transplant living on the West Coast (Carlsbad, California) can be a real bummer during the Christmas holiday season. White sandy beaches are definitely not the same as a sea of...
December 20th, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, USA MAINLAND, MEMORIES, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

Memories of Christmas Past in Canada’s North

Memories of Christmas Past in Canada’s North
Story by staff writer Lisa Carter. Photos © Jon Lee, Gail Leonardis & Raymond McEwen. Feature photo © Jon Lee. WHEN I THINK about Christmas as a child in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, north of the 60th parallel in Canada’s Arctic, I actually think of warmth more than cold. Certainly...
December 17th, 2011 | STAFF, CANADA, DINING, MEMORIES, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More