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Taj Mahal: Emperor’s Symbol of Eternal Love for His Wife

Taj Mahal: Emperor’s Symbol of Eternal Love for His Wife
Story by guest blogger Akshat Choudhary. Photo Copyright © Akshat Choudhary. ENAMORED AND ENCHANTED by one of the most popular tourist destinations of India since I was a kid, it did not take much convincing to get off a couple of stations early on an impulse to finally experience the Taj Mahal. Taj...
July 13th, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, Historic/Museums, INDIA | Read More

Review: Chico the Boat Dog Tests Critter’s Inflatable Life Jacket

Review: Chico the Boat Dog Tests Critter’s Inflatable Life Jacket
Review by guest writer Vicki Lathom. Photos & video Copyright © Vicki Lathom. WHO WOULD HAVE thought that my article on Chico the Boat Dog would take on a life of its own? Not only did I get blog comments and Facebook feedback on the story, but I also got a request from the creator of an inflatable...
July 9th, 2011 | VIDEOS, GUEST BLOGGERS, SERIES, Critters & Wildlife, Reviews | Read More

Oklahoma City . . . from a Foodie’s Perspective

Oklahoma City . . . from a Foodie’s Perspective
Story by guest blogger Ann McElfresh. Photos Copyright © Ann McElfresh. My husband and I were lucky enough to take a criss-cross-country pleasure trip. One of the first stops we made was, oddly enough, Oklahoma City. I say “oddly” because it’s not exactly a tourist mecca. Well, it should be! What...
July 6th, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, USA MAINLAND, DINING, OUR FOODIE | Read More

Walking Through Paris

Walking Through Paris
By guest blogger Estrella Azul. Photos © Estrella Azul, with Ian Fraser where specified. WALKING THROUGH PARIS is amazing! The city is divided into 20 arrondissements (administrative districts or, less formally, neighborhoods), each having its own attractions and special charm. I took full advantage...
July 2nd, 2011 | SERIES, EUROPE, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

Travel Writer’s Notes

Travel Writer’s Notes
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams & Milli Thornton. THE FEATURE PHOTO, snapped by Brian as I wrote in our stylish and comfy room at Beacon Shore B&B, Ontario, seems to tell the entire story. I’m living the high life as a travel writer, taking trips whenever I...
June 29th, 2011 | STAFF, WRITING | Read More

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