Category Archives: USA

Northwest Arkansas

Story and photos by Sharon King Hoge Northwest Arkansas certainly wasn’t on my bucket list.  I did want to see the acclaimed new Crystal Bridges Museum established by Walmart heiress Alice Walton in the company’s hometown Bentonville.  But I postponed … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss This Near Death Experience

Ten Sights in Death Valley’s Sister Basin A region of hot springs, primeval fish, mining lore, the Amargosa River Valley straddles Nevada and California between Las Vegas and Death Valley in the path of the Amargosa River which winds south … Continue reading

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Why Death Valley is a Bucket List Essential

10 Reasons Not to Miss Death Valley Forget those stereotypes of a haggard straggler crawling across the desert thirsting for water. It’s true Death Valley has its extreme seasons, during the summer temperatures hover around 120 degrees. But for several … Continue reading

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Ten Ways to Re-Discover the Fountain of Youth

Exploring Old and New St. Augustine Join the visitors enjoying the sights of historic St. Augustine Although you’re not aware of it, you’re probably living in the area once called La Florida. Centuries before it became the US and Canada, … Continue reading

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Casa de Sueños

Casa de Sueños Bed and Breakfast 20 Cordova St. St Augustine FL 32084 (904) 824-0887 dream@casadesuenos.com http://www.casadesuenos.com   Casa De Sueños Hospitable B&B (and B&B) in St. Augustine, Florida America’s original settlement, established decades before Jamestown and Plymouth colonies, past … Continue reading

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Where to ‘Monkey’ in Manhattan

Places to Celebrate Chinese New Year in New York City 2016 is the Year of the Monkey in the Chinese lunar calendar and celebrations begin on February 8. Don’t be concerned if you can’t travel over for the festivities in … Continue reading

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Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Bloomington At Mall of America Review

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” The words of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s famous sonnet could be adapted by travelers to describe the conveniences of a stay at Country Inn & Suites at Minnesota’s Mall of America. Located … Continue reading

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Not-to-Miss in Minneapolis

Ten Minnesota Must-Do’s Technically a visit to Minnesota’s principal city includes additional “must” stops in its capital twin city St. Paul and those are not to be overlooked. But a recent trip revealed there’s plenty to see in Minneapolis and … Continue reading

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Kentpresents Provocative Topics Summer School Vacation

Published in Huffington Post Normally the Kent School campus bustles with students of high school age but for two and a half days this summer the students were adults spending “vacation” days studying “What Comes Next” at the KentPresents ideas … Continue reading

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North Dakota/Minnesota “Artfest” Art Fair Spans Two States

Published in Huffington Post Just a few steps across the historic Sorlie Bridge over the boundary-line Red River separates North Dakota and Minnesota and their siamese-twin cities of Grand Forks, North Dakota and East Grand Forks, Minnesota. The recent 2015 … Continue reading

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How to Attend Art Basel Miami: Strategies and Logistics

Since it first opened in 2002, Art Basel Miami has burgeoned into far more than a mere art fair. Besides booths of more than 200 galleries from over 31 countries in the main exhibit hall of the Convention Center, there … Continue reading

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World’s Top Spot for Sunbathing: Unique Feature That Scores Turtle Bay a “Perfect 10”

For those of us who still like to lie soaking up Vitamin D and basking in the warmth of the rays on our skin, sun bathing requires the just the right combination of features. Lying there slathered in SPF 50, … Continue reading

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Grand Spots in Grand Forks

It’s been 14 years since the spring of “come hell and high water” when the city flooded and then caught fire, and Grand Forks, North Dakota is back to normal. Unlike the western part of the state where oil fracking … Continue reading

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Dallas’ Big Boom

Published in Global Traveler Dallas boosts its business-friendly environment Photo: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center © Dallas CVB After the “Big D” and “little a” in the show tune refrain, the “double l” could stand for landlocked. Dallas is not … Continue reading

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Nalu Kinetic Spa, Turtle Bay Resort, Hawaii

Catch a soothing wave of well-being at Turtle Bay’s Nalu Kinetic Spa Photo: Nalu Kinetic Spa cabana © Turtle Bay Resort One of the wonders of the world, winter tides that surge into shore generating waves almost five stories high, … Continue reading

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