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Strolling Through Savannah

Strolling Through Savannah
Story by staff writer Ann McElfresh. Photos Copyright © Ann McElfresh. MY SISTERS AND I recently visited Savannah, Georgia and with my trusty camera stuck to my face, I recorded our walks. It was opportune timing that I was taking a photography class during my time in this photogenic city. Savannah...
April 3rd, 2014 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

St. Elmo, Colorado: an inhabited ghost town

St. Elmo, Colorado: an inhabited ghost town
Story by staff writer Teresa Davis. Photos Copyright © Teresa Davis. ST. ELMO in Colorado is designated a ghost town, but it is also inhabited. There are some modern vacation homes in the surrounding area. It also lives up to its reputation as being one of Colorado’s best preserved ghost towns....
March 27th, 2014 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, Interesting Towns | Read More

The Road To Rotorua

The Road To Rotorua
Story by staff writer JM Merchant. Photos Copyright © Joanna Abram. After the thrills and spills of Kayaking in Mercury Bay, New Zealand, we were grateful for a soft bed at the hostel in Whitianga. The next morning it was clear that autumn was trying to assert itself. Rain in the early hours had drenched...
March 20th, 2014 | STAFF, NEW ZEALAND | Read More

The Character of Paris: sewers & catacombs

The Character of Paris: sewers & catacombs
By staff writer Lisa A. White. Photos Copyright © Lisa A. White. NOWHERE IS QUITE as peculiar or intriguing as underground Paris. Many people arrive via Charles de Gaulle international Airport (CDG), quite a trek from the heart of the city, then travel into the city by way of the Metro trains. But the...
March 13th, 2014 | STAFF, EUROPE, QUIRKY PLACES | Read More

The Character of Paris: love locks, gallery dogs & frog’s legs

The Character of Paris: love locks, gallery dogs & frog’s legs
By staff writer Lisa A. White. Photos Copyright © Lisa A. White. PARIS IS A PLACE where it is far too easy to run yourself ragged trying to do and see everything and, in the process, you completely miss the character of the city. Dan and I decided that in order to slow down for a true vacation, we...
March 6th, 2014 | STAFF, EUROPE, Historic/Museums | Read More

Funky Signs: Free smells, anyone?

Funky Signs: Free smells, anyone?
Story by Milli Thornton. Photo Copyright © Milli Thornton. DRIVING THROUGH downtown Pittsburgh one summer afternoon, this sign in the window at Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches caught my fancy. We all hate having a hard sell shoved in our faces, and yet, without the lures of promotion and marketing...
February 28th, 2014 | FUNKY SIGNS, PITTSBURGH | Read More

5 Highly Effective Natural Remedies to Pack When You Travel

5 Highly Effective Natural Remedies to Pack When You Travel
Story by Milli Thornton. Feature photo © Liz Van Steenburgh. Don’t let your dream vacation turn sour. Pack natural remedies to help you avoid cold, flu, sinus infection or the discomforts of stomach bloat. Please consult your wellness practitioner before trying anything new for your health that...
February 20th, 2014 | HEALTH, TRAVEL PREP | Read More