Articles By: Crystal Gabrielle

The simple joys of Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz, California

The simple joys of Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz, California
Story by Crystal Gabrielle. Photos Copyright © Crystal Gabrielle & Matt Steinmetz. Thanks to Santa Cruz local Matt Steinmetz for contributing photos for this story. ——— RAIN, RAIN AND MORE RAIN. I was excited to be at my new house-sitting job in Corralitos, California, but for...
January 19th, 2019 | FEATURED ARTICLES, STAFF, USA MAINLAND, Beaches, OUTDOORS EATING | Read More

Funky Signs: Hillbilly lawn mower

Funky Signs: Hillbilly lawn mower
Story by Crystal Gabrielle. Photos Copyright © Crystal Gabrielle. THE HILLBILLY LAWN MOWER is an ingenious device that may soon replace the noisy ride-on mowers that infest suburbia. I found this one at Hole N” The Rock, near Moab, Utah. Hillbilly lawn mower at Hole N” The Rock, Moab, Utah The...
August 12th, 2018 | FUNKY SIGNS | Read More

Honeymooning and High Adventure in Manali, India

Honeymooning and High Adventure in Manali, India
Feature photo by Anuj.bhargava7 on Wikimedia Commons. “Waking up with this breathtaking scenic view of Manali from my hotel window.” ——— ON THE BEAS RIVER, almost 340 miles northeast of Delhi, in the scenic mountain state of Himachal Pradesh, India, lies the small resort...
July 27th, 2018 | INDIA, Interesting Towns, Skiing, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

Legends and curiosities of Hole in the Rock, Utah

Legends and curiosities of Hole in the Rock, Utah
Story by Crystal Gabrielle. Photos Copyright © Crystal Gabrielle. After finishing another house-sitting job, I was heading from Grand Junction, Colorado to Albuquerque, New Mexico. I decided to swing out through Utah to see the sights. On Hwy 191, approx. 12 miles south of Moab, Utah, a big white arrow...
June 1st, 2018 | USA MAINLAND, QUIRKY PLACES | Read More

Funky Signs: The books are bored

Funky Signs: The books are bored
Story by Crystal Gabrielle. Photo Copyright © Crystal Gabrielle. Driving through the village of Oracle, Arizona on my way to visit Oracle State Park (a dark skies park), I noticed this arresting sign at the local library: The books are bored. Come in and give them a tickle. How could anyone resist such...
December 15th, 2017 | USA MAINLAND, FUNKY SIGNS | Read More

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk, November moon, Tucson, Arizona

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk, November moon, Tucson, Arizona
Story by Crystal Gabrielle. Photo courtesy Web of Life Labyrinth Tucson. THIS IS PART 2 of my Tucson labyrinth adventure. After walking a labyrinth for the first time ever in Rio Vista Park, I wanted to experience the full moon labyrinth walk I’d seen on Facebook. The Facebook page (Web of Life...
November 5th, 2017 | USA MAINLAND, Spirituality | Read More

Labyrinth with a view: Rio Vista Natural Resource Park, Tucson, Arizona (and how to find this labyrinth, which is well-hidden)

Labyrinth with a view: Rio Vista Natural Resource Park, Tucson, Arizona (and how to find this labyrinth, which is well-hidden)
Story by Crystal Gabrielle. Photos Copyright © Crystal Gabrielle. (If, like I was, you’re already in the park Googling on your phone for directions to the labyrinth, scroll down the page till you see this heading: How to find the labyrinth inside Rio Vista Park.) AS PART OF MY ongoing house-sitting...
October 6th, 2017 | USA MAINLAND, Spirituality | Read More