Chincoteague Island Paradise

Text by Camille Miller Chincoteague Island is small, only a mile and half wide and seven miles long. It barely rises above the seawater on Virginia’s coastline. And if it weren’t for a series of children’s books about the famous pony “Misty of Chincoteague”, I may never have stepped foot on it. But thanks to […]

Stepping Beyond the Familiar in Travel

Text by Noreen Kompanik An unknown author once wrote “I won’t stop traveling until I’ve seen the sun set from every coast.” This author definitely sounds like a bold adventurer. Our family has always loved to travel. And we’ve been fortunate to do that quite a bit. My spouse is a retired Naval officer and […]

Food and Fun in South Bohemia

Text by Patti Morrow In a land where beautiful landscapes meet rich history, South bohemia offers a bevy of fun things to do for every kind of tourist, and irresistible (although heavy!) traditional Czech food that will have you loosening your belt. Four Activities You Must Do! 1. Treetop Lookout Responsibly integrated into the natural […]

The Alluring Castles of South Bohemia

Text by Patti Morrow South Bohemia, a region in the Czech Republic, has some of the most stunning castles and “Instagrammable” spots in Europe. Hluboká nad Vltavou Castle With a fairytale façade, graceful spiral staircases, and the gorgeous flower-strewn grounds, it’s no wonder that Hluboká Castle is considered to be one of the most beautiful […]

South Bohemia: Stay in a 500-Year Old Chateau

Text by Patti Morrow For Americans, it’s difficult to imagine staying in a 500-year old castle. After all, the country is officially only 242 years old, and the oldest hotel is arguably The Colonial Inn in Concord, Massachusetts, dating back to 1716, and while charming, is hardly a castle. Formerly known as Chateau Koloděje nad […]

Escape to Maui

Text by Rika Wolf Beckley I needed an escape. Someplace warm and exotic, with palm trees and ocean breezes… Maui! I’ve always wanted to visit Maui but wrongly thought it was a place just for couples — not so I discovered. This year-round tropical paradise can be very expensive and crowded in winter and summer […]

Centrally Located Verona Makes Visiting Veneto District Easy

Text and Photos by P.J. Wheeler The City of Verona, Italy has grown in popularity over the last few decades; not only for being the setting for Shakespeare’s famous novel “Romeo and Juliet” and many movies of the same title, but for flicks, such as, “Letters to Juliet,” and “Spartacus.” Also, the city has the […]


Text by Noreen Kompanik Locals call San Felipe, Mexico a hero with a thousand faces. A popular retirement destination, the sleepy coastal village is also a fisherman’s paradise, a sport and outdoor lovers’ paradise and even an artist’s mecca. The town is situated 120 miles south of the Baja Mexican on the Sea of Cortez, […]