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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

Making up for missing the Debrecen world-famous Flower Festival

Making up for missing the Debrecen world-famous Flower Festival
By staff writer Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul WHEN I VISITED one of my friends from Hungary, I made sure to plan my vacation so that I could spend a week with her sight-seeing near Miskolc and, before traveling back home, a couple of days in Debrecen as well. In Hungary, August 20th...
February 14th, 2014 | ENTERTAINMENT, STAFF, EUROPE, MEMORIES, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

Animas Forks, Colorado: a ghost mining town for history buffs

Animas Forks, Colorado: a ghost mining town for history buffs
Story by staff writer Teresa Davis. Photos Copyright © Teresa Davis. THERE ARE TWO PLACES in Colorado always worth visiting. One is St. Elmo and the other is Animas Forks. Both are ghost mining towns established back when gold and silver were found, it seemed, under every rock and in every stream. Cinnamon...
February 7th, 2014 | STAFF, 4x4ing, Interesting Towns | Read More

Rural Irish Wandering and Music Part 2: Doolin, the Aran Islands, the Cliffs of Moher

Rural Irish Wandering and Music Part 2: Doolin, the Aran Islands, the Cliffs of Moher
By staff writer Lisa A. White. Photos Copyright © Lisa A. White. AFTER A FEW DAYS on the Dingle Peninsula, Dan and I braved the highways of Ireland and headed toward Doolin, which is rumored to be a hotbed of traditional Irish music. As we often do, we waited to make reservations for accommodations...
January 31st, 2014 | VIDEOS, GUEST BLOGGERS, DINING, MUSIC | Read More

Rural Irish Wandering and Music: Part 1

Rural Irish Wandering and Music: Part 1
By guest blogger Lisa A. White. Photos Copyright © Lisa A. White. WE ARRIVED AT Shannon Airport, knowing that we were not going to even try to see “everything” Ireland has to offer. Our top priorities included seeing the countryside and hearing some traditional Irish music. After that, cheese,...
November 24th, 2013 | GUEST BLOGGERS, Scenic Wonders | Read More