Archive for the ‘ACTIVITIES’ Category

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, ★ Rewind 3 | Read More

Maple Syruping in Maine

Maple Syruping in Maine
Story by guest blogger Julia Munroe Martin. Photos Copyright © Julia Munroe Martin. EVER SINCE we moved to Maine, we’ve been meaning to attend “Maine Maple Sunday.” That’s the day, always the fourth Sunday in March, when maple syrup producers all over the state open their doors to the public,...
April 7th, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, USA MAINLAND, HARVESTING NATURE'S BOUNTY | Read More

New River Gorge, West Virginia

New River Gorge, West Virginia
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. ON OUR WAY from Youngstown, Ohio to Asheville, North Carolina, we took a scenic route through Pennsylvania and West Virginia to glory in the early autumn leaves. We had one day to get to NC, so no time for side trips. But the New River Gorge...
October 8th, 2010 | USA MAINLAND, Conservation, ROAD TRIPS | Read More

Kidney Donor Beach Vacation

Kidney Donor Beach Vacation
By Milli Thornton with George & Lisa White Photos Courtesy George & Lisa White MOST OF US typically don’t associate surgery with vacations. As for donating a kidney? Yikes! Who wants to go first? And yet, in this incredible story, there were definitely some classic post card moments. George...
August 1st, 2010 | VIDEOS, USA MAINLAND, HEALTH, Beaches, Philanthropy | Read More

A Sakhalin Road Trip

A Sakhalin Road Trip
By guest blogger Brian R. Williams Photos Copyright © 2005 Brian Williams SEEKING ADVENTURE and income in the Spring of 2005, I took on a job as construction manager on the remote island of Sakhalin, Russia, situated less than fifty miles north of Japan. I never knew this place existed, but it was to...
July 26th, 2010 | GUEST BLOGGERS, ROAD TRIPS, RUSSIA | Read More

Balm Beach Sunset

Balm Beach Sunset
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © 2010 Brian Williams & Milli Thornton IT WAS OUR last night of a fabulous B&B getaway on Georgian Bay (Ontario, Canada). We wanted a low-key, low-budget way to round off our 4th of July long weekend trip, so we asked our Beacon Shore B&B hosts...
July 25th, 2010 | Beaches, ONTARIO, TRAVEL BUMMERS | Read More