A Dog-Friendly Beach Vacation

Article & Photos by Rika Dockery When my brother-in-law invited my husband and me to pitch in for a vacation rental home on the beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama, we immediately said, “Yes.” Late September is a great time to visit the Gulf because the weather is still warm but the crowds have subsided and […]

Food and Fun: Cairns Style

Article by Patti Morrow & Photos by Kary Kern Cairns, on the Coral Sea in tropical northeast Australia, is considered to be the gateway to Great Barrier Reef – one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. the city is stylish and laid-back, and a central location for exploring an area pulsing with adventure […]

Australia’s Igloo on the Beach: Cool, Right?

Article by Patti Morrow & Photos by Kary Kern This igloo on the beach will melt… your heart. The unique curved structures – referred to as igloos, shells, or domes – are constructed in the most unlikely place, directly across from Trinity Beach in Australia’s tropical northeastern Queensland. “It looks like an igloo, but we […]

Wine, Dine, Play Temecula

Article & Photos by Noreen Kompanik With over 40 wineries dotting the map here in Southern California’s wine country (and more on the radar), Temecula Valley welcomes more than two million visitors a year. Not bad for a region that planted its first grapevine in 1968. There’s a reason they come, and it’s not just […]

Tuscan Temecula Hideaway: A Southern California Wine Country Retreat

Article & Photos by Noreen Kompanik Wine may have put Temecula on the map, but, with its history, majestic landscapes, exquisite cuisine and friendly people, it’s no wonder this is an ideal weekend destination. Located just an hour north of San Diego, Temecula literally means “Where the sun breaks through the mist” in Spanish. And it’s […]

Where in the World: Spectaular Dublin

Article & Photos by Linda Wilkinson Dublin Ireland is a bustling contemporary city that offers much more than I ever imagined. It is one destination that completely exceeded my expectation. Not only were the locals extraordinarily friendly, but everything about the city seemed a wee bit magical (said with my best Irish accent). From the […]

Your Oasis in the Mountains

Article & Photos by Dede Ogden As we drove through the Colorado Mountains with snow covered the peaks and clear blue skies. I couldn’t help but see lush valleys, tall timbers, and sparkling rivers that captivated me. Around a corner and to my right, directly off the San Juan River, steam rose into the air. […]

The Perfect Island Vacation: Stoney Hill Road House on Martha’s Vineyard

Article & Photos by Camille Miller There’s a good reason why everyone wants to vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. Set apart from mainland Massachusetts by a ferry ride, the Vineyard invites visitors to leave their worries behind and come away to relax and experience peace. It is a beautiful, enchanting island surrounded bu the warm waters […]