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Bushwalking, sailing, Ents and dinosaurs: a Great Barrington winter escape Down Under

Bushwalking, sailing, Ents and dinosaurs: a Great Barrington winter escape Down Under
Story by guest blogger Judith Shaw. Photos Copyright © Judith Shaw THE BEST THING about our arrival in Sydney was the warmth. It was a toasty 27 degrees centigrade, or 81 in Fahrenheit. At home in western Massachusetts it was freezing. We’d had more than a month of the Polar Vortex, and if you counted...
June 12th, 2014 | GUEST BLOGGERS, AUSTRALIA | Read More

Funky Signs: The coffee adoration edition

Funky Signs: The coffee adoration edition
Story by Estrella Azul. Photo Copyright © Trisha Poole & Estrella Azul. BY FAR OUR FAVORITE pub to visit during our trip to Brasov in April 2013 with my friend Trisha was Bibliotheque Pub. We were charmed by the place so much so that we ate and had drinks there nearly every day we spent in the city. Instant...
June 5th, 2014 | STAFF, EUROPE, FUNKY SIGNS | Read More

Machu Picchu, Peru: preparation for the journey

Machu Picchu, Peru: preparation for the journey
Feature photo ‘Machu Picchu with llama’ courtesy Marrovi. ~.~.~.~.~ First in a series about her travels in Peru by staff writer Lisa A. White ~.~.~.~.~ Is Machu Picchu on everyone’s bucket list? We are getting one of two reactions to our plans to travel to Machu Picchu: “That’s...
May 29th, 2014 | STAFF, TRAVEL PREP, SOUTH AMERICA, Scenic Wonders | Read More

The Hunt for Gregory’s Fez

The Hunt for Gregory’s Fez
Story by guest blogger Leigh Lauck. Photos Copyright © Leigh & Matthew Lauck. THIS IS THE STORY of two travelers driven by the need to hunt down a fez in a city called Fez. And a guy named Gregory, who really, really wanted that fez. The stakes, as in Red October, were high. Are you perched on the...
May 22nd, 2014 | GUEST BLOGGERS, AFRICA, MEMORIES | Read More

Alabama’s Beaches: Down Time Down South

Alabama’s Beaches: Down Time Down South
Story by staff writer Lisa A. White. Photos Copyright © Lisa A. White. ALABAMA IS NOT well-known for its beaches. If you look at the state’s map, you quickly realize that somehow Florida scooted to the west and took what could have been a lot of Alabama coastline. Depending on how it is calculated...
May 15th, 2014 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, Beaches | Read More

Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma, California

Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma, California
By staff writer Cathie Nichols. Photos Copyright © Cathie Nichols. LIVING IN A tourist destination is not always a good thing. In fact, it sometimes borders on being a major inconvenience. For example, during the summer, my family and I do not go to the beach. We live about three miles from the white,...
May 8th, 2014 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, Scenic Wonders | Read More

The Anti-Vegas Vacation

The Anti-Vegas Vacation
I (sort of) remember visiting Las Vegas as a college student. The glitz and glamour was all too welcoming for a kid who wasn’t even old enough to rent a car. When you’re full of energy and youthful exuberance, what better place to be? Years later I returned to Sin City but things were different....
May 2nd, 2014 | USA MAINLAND | Read More