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Rengstorff House – The Victorian Beauty

Rengstorff House – The Victorian Beauty
Story by guest blogger Catherine Greti. Photos Copyright © Catherine Greti. SAN FRANCISCO BAY is filled with wonderful areas to visit. In the lower part of the bay is Shoreline Park Mountain View. The park has many appealing features, including Shoreline Lake, but today let’s focus on a historic...
May 25th, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, Historic/Museums | Read More

A Writer’s Retreat, Katoomba, Australia

A Writer’s Retreat, Katoomba, Australia
Dear Visitor, This story was a labor of love and, as you can tell by the comments, did once appear here in its full glory. Somewhere along the way, it simply vanished, and I haven’t discovered why yet. Still examining the HTML for clues. And I hope it’s not a database issue. Apologies for...
May 21st, 2011 | STAFF, AUSTRALIA, WRITER'S RETREAT, WRITING | Read More

Funky Signs: Exit Only or the Empire Will Crush You

Funky Signs: Exit Only or the Empire Will Crush You
Story by Milli Thornton. Photo Copyright © Brian Williams. THAT DARTH VADAR gets around. Here he is policing traffic at a drive-through liquor store attached to Mike’s Circle Grocery in Deerfield, Ohio. Mike’s is right on the roundabout in the middle of town. It’s tricky enough pulling...
May 18th, 2011 | STAFF, FUNKY SIGNS | Read More

Sailing in the Bahamas: Beautiful . . . and Dangerous

Sailing in the Bahamas: Beautiful . . . and Dangerous
By guest writer Vicki Lathom. Feature photo © Vicki Lathom. Not often do I see a view that takes my breath away—one that makes me want to pinch myself and say, this can’t be real. That was my reaction to seeing the Atlantic Ocean from the Abaco Inn in the Bahamas. Barry and I looked at the view,...
May 14th, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, Boating, ISLANDS, SAFETY | Read More

You can fall in love with Taormina in less than a day

You can fall in love with Taormina in less than a day
By guest blogger Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul. Last November I had the wonderful opportunity of visiting Sicily with a friend. We were there for a week and traveled to quite a few places in North and East Sicily, including Siracusa, Catania, Taormina, Cefalu, Palermo, Monreale, Ragalna,...
May 11th, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, EUROPE, Interesting Towns | Read More

Review – Instant Immersion: French Deluxe

Review – Instant Immersion: French Deluxe
Reviewed by Milli Thornton WE WERE OFF to Québec for the Montréal Jazz Festival and I wanted to learn some French. I knew I didn’t have time to become fluent in the language, but I was hoping to at least learn some small talk: how to ask directions, order off the menu and exchange pleasantries...
May 7th, 2011 | DEALS, STAFF, LANGUAGES, Reviews | Read More

Feeding the Soul Foundation

Feeding the Soul Foundation
Story by guest blogger Michelle Jones. Photos Copyright © Michelle Jones. Feature Photo: Artwork from local schoolkids expressing the Feed Your Soul message. SO MUCH OF what I love in this life—music, food, art, yoga, community, social consciousness and people who are just on a higher plane—miraculously...
May 4th, 2011 | VIDEOS, GUEST BLOGGERS, Spirituality, MUSIC, Philanthropy | Read More