Vilano Villa – Everything You Need Just Add Family

Article by Beth Carson & Photos by Marisa Dye It’s rare that adults are more excited for a vacation than the kids are. But, this might have been the case with our stay at Vilano Villa, located new the beach in St. Augustine, Florida. Our young adult kids were excited. As empty nesters with blended […]

Dreams Achieved! Touring Tanzania

Article and Photos by PJ Wheeler Three months prior to arriving in Tanzania, I left my comfort zone and American culture to become a full-time traveler. Nearing age fifty, my goals shifted; I don’t want a humdrum life. I want to live an extraordinary life. I want to witness scenes found in the pages of […]

How Vacation Rentals Help Promote Slow Travel

Article by Noreen Kompanik I‘ve heard the term “slow travel” tossed around the travel world for a while. It’s intriguing, and I had to find out what it means and how it impacts both our choices and quality of vacationing. Slow travel is just a way to slow down your vacation. It means looking for […]

Outdoor Fun Around Gainesville

Article by Patti Morrow For three of the four seasons, Gainesville has the perfect climate for outdoor activities such as exploring state parks. But don’t worry, when it gets hot, you can find relief at some of the natural springs nearby. There’s a plethora of fun to be had outdoors in Alachua County, the Gainesville […]

Magnolia Plantation: A“Treasure” in Every Way

Article by Patti Morrow & Photos by Kerry Kern Nestled on a side street near the heart of downtown Gainesville, the historic Victorian Magnolia Plantation Inn closes its bed and breakfast services during the months of January and July to become a vacation rental while the owners are away. Surrounding the manor house are six […]

Feeling the Love for Philadelphia

Article & Photos by Rika Dockery Philadelphia often conjures up images of Rocky Balboa on the Art Museum steps, Philly cheese steaks, and the cracked Liberty Bell, Many consider Philadelphia a vibrant city filled with art and culture, well-known universities, sports team (I can’t root for the Philly Flyers and stay a Pittsburgh Penguins hockey […]

Food and Fun in Prescott, Arizona

Article & Photos by Noreen Kompanik Old town charm has given Prescott, located in North Central Arizona the designation of “Everyone’s Home Town.” After spending an unforgettable weekend here, we understand why. Prescott was settled shortly after gold was discovered in 1863. The city, carved out of the wilderness was Arizona’s first territorial capital. It […]

Celebrating Arizona’s Wild West in a Victorian“Manner”in Prescott

Article & Photos by Noreen Kompanik Once named the capital of the Arizona Territory by Abraham Lincoln, Prescott today still embodies the colorful flavor of the Old West that once was. We could feel its quaint and endearing Americana small-town atmosphere the moment we arrived. There couldn’t have been a more perfect place to explore and […]

Boat, Hike or Cycle The Canal de Briare

Article & Photos by Kevin McGoff The monuments of Paris are only one hundred miles (160 km) directly north of the forests and ponds found in this rural area of France. The noise of the city is replaced by the whoosh generated by the wings of herons and the croaking of hundreds of small frogs. […]

Food and Fun : Cuban Style

Article by Patti Morrow & Photos by Kary Kern A big part of absorbing the Cuban culture is through its food and beverages. Cuban cuisine is a blend of Spanish, Caribbean, African, and Native American recipes. Most of the meals we ate came with called “congri” black beans and rice together, and roasted pork and […]