Archive for the ‘MIND&HEART’ Category

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, USA MAINLAND, QUIRKY PLACES, 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 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, GARDENS & PARKS | 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 | STAFF, SERIES, GARDENS & PARKS, PITTSBURGH | 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 | 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