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A Somewhat Romantic Getaway in Wales

A Somewhat Romantic Getaway in Wales
By guest blogger Steven Hampshire. Photos Copyright © Steven Hampshire. AFTER SIX MONTHS of stagnate Surrey dwelling, the wife and I thought it might be nice to take an extended mini-break somewhere we hadn’t yet been. I wanted to drive, and Lindsay wanted to see some coast, so we figured “Why...
January 13th, 2012 | GUEST BLOGGERS, COTTAGES & CABINS, Interesting Towns, Scenic Wonders, THE UK, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

Sunrise at Rangitukia, New Zealand

Sunrise at Rangitukia, New Zealand
Story by staff writer JM Merchant. Photos Copyright © Joanna Abram. GETTING BACK ONTO the little green bus after our stay at Tatapouri was difficult. We were all reluctant to leave our newfound patch of paradise, but we knew there were more wonders to come. We were traveling with Kiwi Experience, an...
January 10th, 2012 | STAFF, SERIES, ROAD TRIPS, COTTAGES & CABINS, NEW ZEALAND, Scenic Wonders | Read More

A Cruiser’s Christmas

A Cruiser’s Christmas
By staff writer Vicki Lathom. Photos Copyright © Vicki Lathom. TEMPERATURES IN THE mid-70s, a tropical breeze and palm trees seem to be an unlikely combination to celebrate a traditional Christmas. But it works for cruisers hanging out in the Bahamas for the winter at Abaco Boat Harbour. Around December,...
December 24th, 2011 | STAFF, Boating, CHARACTERS, ISLANDS, 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

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

Niagara in November

Niagara in November
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. THE FIRST TIME I saw Niagara Falls it was during the summer months. I never gave a thought as to how it would look during the colder months—it just seemed like a summer activity. But when my mother-in-law Sandi came to spend Thanksgiving...
December 2nd, 2011 | STAFF, Water, ONTARIO, Scenic Wonders | Read More

My Dream Vacation in Maui

My Dream Vacation in Maui
Story by staff writer Betsy Villanella. Photos Copyright © Betsy Villanella. WHEN I WAS a teen, I found out that my parents were going on a vacation to Hawaii to meet my brother, who would be there for R&R during his service in Vietnam. It disappointed me greatly when I was told I couldn’t go...
November 29th, 2011 | LODGING, STAFF, HAWAII, ISLANDS, MEMORIES, OUTDOORS EATING, Scenic Wonders | Read More