Archive for the ‘DESTINATIONS’ Category

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

My San Francisco Christmas

My San Francisco Christmas
Story by staff writer Judy Clement Wall. Photos Copyright © Judy Clement Wall. DESPITE ALL THE Decembers I’ve lived through, the month always comes upon me suddenly. I know it comes right after November every single year, but I’m never ready for it. And while I love Christmas it has a tendency...
December 29th, 2011 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

Carols by Candlelight: Purely an Aussie Tradition

Carols by Candlelight: Purely an Aussie Tradition
Story by guest blogger Al McCartan. Photo Copyright © Denise Harding. CHRISTMAS CAROLS. Oh, yes! We still love and sing them all, but we in Australia have gone one step further. We have Carols By Candlelight and have rallied to it for the past 73 years. I haven’t quite reached 73 years but a good...
December 27th, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, AUSTRALIA, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | 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

Christmastime in Kolozsvár

Christmastime in Kolozsvár
By staff writer Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul. DECEMBER LITERALLY starts off with a bang in my city of Kolozsvár here in Romania as fireworks light up the night sky on the 1st of December. This day is the country’s national holiday, Unification Day, which celebrates the unification...
December 22nd, 2011 | VIDEOS, STAFF, EUROPE, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

How a Former East Coaster Survives the Christmas Holidays in a Tropical Climate

How a Former East Coaster Survives the Christmas Holidays in a Tropical Climate
By guest blogger Cathie Nichols. Photos Copyright © Cathie Nichols. BEING AN EAST COAST (outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) transplant living on the West Coast (Carlsbad, California) can be a real bummer during the Christmas holiday season. White sandy beaches are definitely not the same as a sea of...
December 20th, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, USA MAINLAND, MEMORIES, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More