We relished a New Orleans adventure in December 2014! Three nights at the iconic Hotel Monteleone was the superb prize awarded by NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association) for my 2013 Galapagos story. Previous trips there for business or pleasure took place pre-Katrina. Subsequently, our travel style and focus have transitioned a bit. Yet this city’s people, culture, history, … More Nawlins Nails It
Biba dushi translates as “living the good island life” in Papiamento, the blended language of the ABC islands: Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. Here in the crystal clear turquoise and aquamarine Caribbean waters surrounding Aruba, we are grateful for the day. Although the 70′ catamaran carries 72 more passengers than our Nevisian snorkel trip, the visibility … More Aquamarine Me
Here we are again, on the superbly crafted catamaran “Caona,” skimming the couple miles of blue Caribbean from Nevis to St. Kitts. Submerged with snorkels and fins, warm water penetrates our souls and rum punch fortifies. We encounter forgotten lavender sea fans, Ivory tube, brain and pillar coral, colonies of life encroaching boulders on this … More Tranquility Now
There’s something about the shore-the Eastern shore, specifically. Some call it God’s country. We’ve trekked west coast to east coast annually the last thirty-five years, but rarely crossed the Chesapeake. An invitation to a niece’s Navy retirement on the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk generated a visit to my brother on the Bay. We found the towns of Portsmouth … More There’s Something about the Shore
A father’s influence is felt forever. Here, five travel bloggers share memories. * One man sought out extended life experiences abroad for his family. * A father-daughter road trip is relished for a lifetime. * Natural wonders provided the backdrop for family exploration together. * A dad’s curious mind and gravitational pull to the sea inspired yearning for the unknown. … More Father’s Day 2014: Recalling Travels with Dad
Moving past the “why is the cork on the fork?” scene this restaurant’s name brought to mind (from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with Michael Caine and Steve Martin), we adjusted to the ambience of the La Quinta, CA hideaway. In the restaurant dubbed a “unique wine bar and kitchen,” you’ll relish the hand-selected wine list (CORK) and fresh … More Why do we crave Cork & Fork?
Behold, celebrate, luxuriate in it and slurp. It is life-giving and life-saving. All powerful, water may be merciful, and at times, merciless. An object of vast beauty, it is the stuff of dreams, a conduit to wherever and whatever. Water is universally most precious, a need arguably greater than love.
Stimulating to the senses and one of our favorite treks: Santa Ynez Valley. We meandered the country roads and canyons by both car and bicycle this time. The balance injected some exercise into the mix and likely mitigated our purchases. Just two bottles are a strain in my backpack! Noticeably parched in spots, local water … More Savoring Santa Ynez
We gaped at the green flash at sunset. This morning the plumeria intoxicates. Lavender hibiscus are a new find. The wavesong is joy 😉