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The Road To Rotorua

The Road To Rotorua
Story by staff writer JM Merchant. Photos Copyright © Joanna Abram. After the thrills and spills of Kayaking in Mercury Bay, New Zealand, we were grateful for a soft bed at the hostel in Whitianga. The next morning it was clear that autumn was trying to assert itself. Rain in the early hours had drenched...
March 20th, 2014 | STAFF, NEW ZEALAND, ★ Rewind 2 | Read More

The Character of Paris: sewers & catacombs

The Character of Paris: sewers & catacombs
By staff writer Lisa A. White. Photos Copyright © Lisa A. White. NOWHERE IS QUITE as peculiar or intriguing as underground Paris. Many people arrive via Charles de Gaulle international Airport (CDG), quite a trek from the heart of the city, then travel into the city by way of the Metro trains. But the...
March 13th, 2014 | STAFF, EUROPE, QUIRKY PLACES | Read More

The Character of Paris: love locks, gallery dogs & frog’s legs

The Character of Paris: love locks, gallery dogs & frog’s legs
By staff writer Lisa A. White. Photos Copyright © Lisa A. White. PARIS IS A PLACE where it is far too easy to run yourself ragged trying to do and see everything and, in the process, you completely miss the character of the city. Dan and I decided that in order to slow down for a true vacation, we...
March 6th, 2014 | STAFF, EUROPE, Historic/Museums | Read More

Making up for missing the Debrecen world-famous Flower Festival

Making up for missing the Debrecen world-famous Flower Festival
By staff writer Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul WHEN I VISITED one of my friends from Hungary, I made sure to plan my vacation so that I could spend a week with her sight-seeing near Miskolc and, before traveling back home, a couple of days in Debrecen as well. In Hungary, August 20th...
February 14th, 2014 | ENTERTAINMENT, STAFF, EUROPE, MEMORIES, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

Animas Forks, Colorado: a ghost mining town for history buffs

Animas Forks, Colorado: a ghost mining town for history buffs
Story by staff writer Teresa Davis. Photos Copyright © Teresa Davis. THERE ARE TWO PLACES in Colorado always worth visiting. One is St. Elmo and the other is Animas Forks. Both are ghost mining towns established back when gold and silver were found, it seemed, under every rock and in every stream. Cinnamon...
February 7th, 2014 | STAFF, 4x4ing, Interesting Towns | Read More

Colorado 4x4ing . . . the right way

Colorado 4x4ing . . . the right way
Story by staff writer Teresa Davis. Photos Copyright © Teresa Davis. THE QUESTION MOST PEOPLE ask when they know we’ll be going to Colorado is What do you do up there? Do you hunt or fish? I always laugh and say, “Nope, we just ride the back roads and enjoy the scenery.” Colorado has...
November 14th, 2013 | STAFF, 4x4ing | Read More

4x4ing with BJ in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, New Mexico

4x4ing with BJ in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, New Mexico
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Milli Thornton. BJ is a rugged black guy who recently joined the family. Short for Beast Junior, BJ is Brian’s 1987 Jeep Wrangler, bought from a friend in California who has upgraded to a Jeep Rubicon. BJ is junior to an ancient, rustified, mastodon...
October 6th, 2013 | STAFF, 4x4ing, ★ Rewind 1 | Read More