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The 92nd Annual Livermore Rodeo

The 92nd Annual Livermore Rodeo
Story by guest blogger Judy Clement Wall. Photos Copyright © Judy Clement Wall. My town just held its annual rodeo for the 93rd time. It’s a big deal around here, as you might expect a 93-year-old event to be. I’m not really the rodeo type, so although I’ve lived here for the last eighteen years,...
June 25th, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, USA MAINLAND, Critters & Wildlife, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

Review: Swimming with Dolphins at Dolphin Discovery, Cozumel

Review: Swimming with Dolphins at Dolphin Discovery, Cozumel
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. THE FIRST THING I want you to know is that, with some caveats I’ll touch on in this story, I usually don’t agree with keeping dolphins penned up in captivity. But when I had a chance to swim with dolphins at Dolphin Discovery on...
June 22nd, 2011 | STAFF, Critters & Wildlife, ISLANDS, Reviews | Read More

Chico the Boat Dog

Chico the Boat Dog
By guest writer Vicki Lathom. Photos Copyright © Vicki Lathom. BEFORE CHICO WAS a boat dog, he was to be a show dog. Chico’s Sheltie super-parents, winners of many national AKC shows, looked like a good start for their child’s future. But it was not meant to be. His chart of projected growth showed...
June 18th, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, SERIES, Critters & Wildlife, Boating, CHARACTERS | Read More

Must Have Coffee & Beignets in New Orleans!

Must Have Coffee & Beignets in New Orleans!
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. A LONG TIME AGO, back when people wrote real letters with a pen and paper and mailed them with a real stamp, I was infected with the lust to some day have coffee and beignets at Café du Monde in New Orleans. I was living in Australia and...
June 15th, 2011 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, COFFEE, OUTDOORS EATING, STREET LIFE | Read More

Lands End Trail, San Francisco

Lands End Trail, San Francisco
Story by guest blogger Judy Clement Wall. Photos Copyright © Judy Clement Wall. Along the San Francisco coast lies a stunning, unexpected bit of wildness called the Lands End Trail that stretches from Ocean Beach northeast to China Beach. Walking the trail through windswept cypress groves and tumbling...
June 11th, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, USA MAINLAND, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

The Blueberry Patch, Mansfield, Ohio

The Blueberry Patch, Mansfield, Ohio
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Milli Thornton. NINETY MINUTES by car from Cleveland in the western foothills of the Allegheny Plateau is the small city of Mansfield, Ohio. Sleepy as it sounds, with a population of 50,000, Mansfield is worth the drive if you’re looking for a diversity...
June 8th, 2011 | TASTE BUDS, STAFF, USA MAINLAND, HARVESTING NATURE'S BOUNTY | Read More

Collective Soul – Cleveland Rib Fest

Collective Soul – Cleveland Rib Fest
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos & video Copyright © Brian Williams. IN JUNE 2009 I wrote in Travel Bummers that we’d missed seeing Collective Soul at the House of Blues in Cleveland. Our consolation was that we needed the eighty bucks it would have cost us for tickets—we were saving our...
June 3rd, 2011 | VIDEOS, STAFF, MUSIC | Read More