Archive for the ‘ACTIVITIES’ Category

The Chifley Home, Bathurst, Australia

The Chifley Home, Bathurst, Australia
Story by guest blogger Al McCartan. Photos Copyright © Al McCartan. Bathurst is in New South Wales (NSW), about two-and-a-half hour’s drive west of Sydney. Of the six states and two territories, NSW is Australia’s most populous state. YOU’VE DONE THE Blue Mountains tour and it’s now...
July 22nd, 2010 | GUEST BLOGGERS, AUSTRALIA, Historic/Museums | Read More

Big Chute!

Big Chute!
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams & Milli Thornton. BRIAN IS ALWAYS reading boating magazines and dreaming of cruising the pleasure-boat waterways of the world. He’d love to do the San Juan Islands in a Nordhavn 62-footer (around $2 million pre-loved, including VIP...
July 17th, 2010 | Conservation, Critters & Wildlife, Boating, ONTARIO | Read More

Review: Beacon Shore on Georgian Bay B&B, Midland, Ontario

Review: Beacon Shore on Georgian Bay B&B, Midland, Ontario
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © 2010 Brian Williams & Milli Thornton. The 1901 lighthouse on the front lawn, night shot WE ARE LUCKY to be within reasonable driving distance of this B&B because we can’t wait to go back. We’re not strangers to a good B&B. But this...
July 11th, 2010 | DEALS, Lighthouses, BED & BREAKFAST, ONTARIO, Reviews | Read More

Gallivanting in Halifax

Gallivanting in Halifax
By guest blogger Roona All photos copyright © Roona 2009 THANKS TO THE United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, in the summer of 2009 I took a solitary trip to Nova Scotia. After renewing my work visa in the country, I had to go to a consulate outside the country to get it stamped in my...
July 7th, 2010 | GUEST BLOGGERS, Lighthouses, NOVA SCOTIA | Read More

Picking Blueberries in Charleston, Tennessee

Picking Blueberries in Charleston, Tennessee
By guest blogger K.M. Weiland. Photos courtesy Amy Weiland. FOR THE RECORD, I hate blueberries. Here at home in western Nebraska, I avoid them like lizard avoids the cold spot on a rock. So when I am given the opportunity to go blueberry picking in eastern Tennessee, I expect to enjoy the picking but...
July 31st, 2009 | GUEST BLOGGERS, USA MAINLAND, HARVESTING NATURE'S BOUNTY, OUTDOORS EATING | Read More

Niagara Falls from the Canadian Side

Niagara Falls from the Canadian Side
Reviewed by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams Maid of the Mist, Niagara Falls MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND was fast approaching. Living in a new city—no family here, no circle of friends yet—meant it was shaping up to be a boring, lonesome weekend if we didn’t think fast. That’s when...
June 20th, 2009 | Water, ONTARIO | Read More

Ball’s Falls, The Twenty Valley, Ontario

Ball’s Falls, The Twenty Valley, Ontario
The forest at Ball's FallsTWENTY VALLEY is a place chock-full of things to see and do—but if you do visit the Valley, please don’t miss Ball’s Falls. At first I thought the name was rather silly (made me think of balls o’ fire) until Carla, our host at Bonnybank B&B, explained...
June 16th, 2009 | Conservation, Forests, Water, ONTARIO | Read More