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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

ChristmasVille in Rock Hill, South Carolina

ChristmasVille in Rock Hill, South Carolina
Story by guest blogger Terri Harper. Photos Copyright © Terri Harper. SANTA ARRIVED IN ChristmasVille at Glencairn Garden, Rock Hill, South Carolina on an adorable modern-day sleigh loaded with presents. It was a perfect southern December day for children to hear A Story With Santa in the Garden. Santa...
December 15th, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, USA MAINLAND, GARDENS & PARKS, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

Christmas in Rome – and Panettone Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

Christmas in Rome – and Panettone Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel Sauce
Story by staff writer Ann McElfresh. Photos Copyright © Ann McElfresh. TOM AND I were lucky enough to live in Sicily when we were young . . . seems like a lifetime ago, yet we remember it as if it were yesterday. One of the things we hoped to cross off our “bucket list” was to spend Christmas in...
December 12th, 2011 | STAFF, EUROPE, DINING, Historic/Museums, MEMORIES, OUR FOODIE | Read More

Christmas in Kansas City

Christmas in Kansas City
Story by staff writer Betsy Villanella. Photos and video Copyright © Betsy Villanella. My husband had to go to Kansas City for his job, and I decided to join him. I have never been in KC during the holiday season and thought it would be fun to see the Christmas decorations and all their celebrations. I...
December 10th, 2011 | VIDEOS, STAFF, USA MAINLAND, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

Olde Fashioned Christmas at the Mill, Youngstown, Ohio

Olde Fashioned Christmas at the Mill, Youngstown, Ohio
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. LANTERMAN’S MILL is located inside of Mill Creek MetroParks in Youngstown, Ohio only a few minutes drive from our house. Brian and I met up with our friends Ron and Joanne of Yellow Creek Theater (see Movies Under the Bridge) to enjoy...
December 8th, 2011 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, Conservation, GARDENS & PARKS, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

Lafayette Reservoir, Contra Costa County, California

Lafayette Reservoir, Contra Costa County, California
Story by staff writer Judy Clement Wall. Photos Copyright © Judy Clement Wall. OVER THE Thanksgiving holiday weekend, I headed back up to Mt. Diablo to see if I could get some pictures of the breathtaking view that was less than breathtaking last time I visited. (See Rock City and The Legendary View...
December 6th, 2011 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, GARDENS & PARKS, WALKING/HIKING | Read More