Tomeka Allgood, editor of Short Weeks—Long Weekends, answered two questions for TPM’s editor.
By Donna Miniely ITWPA Member Look up. Look waaaay up and take a good look at the faces on clock towers when you travel. Here are a few unique faces you might encounter. King Bhumibol Adulyadej was the king of Thailand for 60 years. Beloved by the Thai people, they called him King Bhumibol the […]
When you think of stingrays, Steve Irwin’s downfall comes to mind. Not frisky, Southern Stingrays are eager for petting or a squid snack. When you tell people you are planning on swimming with stingrays, they may look at you like you’ve lost your mind.
By Donna Connolly Don’t be deceived by its small size. Canada’s oldest Chinatown, located in Victoria BC, is well worth the visit. Steeped in a rich and varied history, Victoria’s Chinatown was declared a National Historic Site in 1995. Lured by the Fraser Gold Rush in 1858, and later by laborer positions for the Canadian […]
By Colleen O’Neill Mulvihill ITWPA Member Adjacent to MacArthur Park in downtown Little Rock, where ducks and geese lay strewn like pinecones under a giant fir, the restored 1917 craftsman-style Old Firehouse #2 welcomes visitors for a unique kind of overnight stay. Just blocks from the bustling heart of downtown with its pricy hotel chains […]
We were looking for a place for late dinner on a summer Friday night in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood. We had no shortage of trendy and popular restaurants in the area. Wanting to stay close to our hotel, we chose something nearby.
Upon arriving at my vacation rental cottage at Tropical Breeze, I began flipping through brochures of the island’s activities and adventures. Most of the activities I discovered are not far from my cottage. One of the most popular things both visitors and residents do here is leave the car in the driveway and grab a different mode of transportation to explore the island. That is one of the reasons I came to Anna Maria — five days of no traffic jams, crazy drivers, or stressful commutes.
Forget crowded beaches, hike undeveloped coastline. Enjoy the feeling of seclusion and chances of spectacular sightings. Dolphins, manatees, black skimmers, pelicans flying in “V” formation, and herons or egrets begging fishermen for a free lunch are just a few. And with a bit of luck, the greens.
“Eat Oysters, Get Lucky,” screams the multicolored neon sign over the bar. Oceana Grill is located in a 200-year-old house and serves contemporary Louisiana fare with an emphasis on the bounty of the Gulf, including those oysters you’ll need to “get lucky” — fresh, chargrilled, or Rockefeller.
“Summer Rain” had me at hello. Offering a stunning image of Jackson Square, the photograph immediately drew me in with its spell of New Orleans timelessness and mystery that I hadn’t experienced — or even imagined — before.