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Kayaking in Mercury Bay, New Zealand

Kayaking in Mercury Bay, New Zealand
Story by staff writer JM Merchant. Photos Copyright © Joanna Abram. Auckland. Also known as Dorkland, its inhabitants humorously refer to themselves as Jafas (Just Another F****** Aucklander). This city is one of the biggest tourist draws in New Zealand. It’s also where I spent the greatest percentage...
April 10th, 2012 | STAFF, Beaches, Boating, NEW ZEALAND, Scenic Wonders | Read More

In Love in Belgium

In Love in Belgium
Story by guest blogger Tania Dakka. Photos Copyright © Tania Dakka. Roeselare, Belgium might not be on many sightseeing tour maps, but it certainly should be. However, I could be biased. You see, when I got off the plane in Brussels (on the way to Roeselare), I laid my eyes on the man I would marry....
April 6th, 2012 | GUEST BLOGGERS, EUROPE, MEMORIES | Read More

Play and Real Life Review: Tortilla Curtain, San Diego Repertory Theatre

Play and Real Life Review: Tortilla Curtain, San Diego Repertory Theatre
By staff writer Cathie Nichols. Photos Copyright © Cathie Nichols. AS A PERSON who prides herself on being on time, I arrived at Horton Plaza with plenty of time to spare. I parked on one of the upper levels and sat tweeting in my car for a bit. After all, I had plenty of time to make it to the San...
April 3rd, 2012 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

Motoring Around Maui Part 3: The Dry Side

Motoring Around Maui Part 3: The Dry Side
Series by staff writer Betsy Villanella. Photos Copyright © Betsy Villanella. [smartads] My previous two articles covered the beautiful west coast of Maui, and driving the Hana Highway over to the east coast. Since we wanted to see as much of Maui as we could,  and since our plane didn’t leave until...
March 31st, 2012 | STAFF, SERIES, ROAD TRIPS, HAWAII | Read More

Motoring Around Maui Part 2: The Road to Hana

Motoring Around Maui Part 2: The Road to Hana
Series by staff writer Betsy Villanella. Photos Copyright © Betsy Villanella. In my first article in this series I told you about our drive around the west coast of Maui—on a road not even marked on some maps—to Kahului, and back around to Kaanapali where we were staying. The next tour we took was...
March 29th, 2012 | STAFF, SERIES, ROAD TRIPS, HAWAII | Read More

Motoring Around Maui Part 1: Honoapiilani Highway

Motoring Around Maui Part 1: Honoapiilani Highway
Series by staff writer Betsy Villanella. Photos Copyright © Betsy Villanella. Ten days, a rental, and a chance to explore paradise! This is my idea of a great vacation. As soon as we decided to vacation on Maui, I knew I didn’t want to just stay within a resort area and do what everyone else does....
March 27th, 2012 | STAFF, SERIES, ROAD TRIPS, HAWAII | Read More

Postcards from Pittsburgh No. 2: Easy to Hook

Postcards from Pittsburgh No. 2: Easy to Hook
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Milli Thornton. IT WAS A perfect Sunday early spring afternoon when we set off from our house in Youngstown, Ohio to embark on the first adventure of our Pittsburgh challenge. We’d been lazing around all morning and only decided at the last minute to...
March 23rd, 2012 | STAFF, SERIES, PITTSBURGH | Read More