By Kara J. H. Kizis As someone who’s always been passionate about reading, I must admit there’s much I love about the digital media revolution: the plethora of fascinating blogs, e-books, and curated websites, the search engines that make information so easy to find, and the handheld devices that allow me to carry a whole library in my purse. But sometimes there’s nothing … [Read more...] about Reveling in Nostalgia for Ink and Paper at NYC’s Strand Book Store
Volume 11, Issue #8 – September 2018
By Patricia Adderley As I woke up this morning to the sound of chirping birds, I looked outside my tent at the towering pine trees, it looked like paradise. No traffic sounds or sirens, just the sound of nature outside. I couldn’t wait to explore this hidden paradise. First on the agenda is a tasty breakfast of my husband’s fried potatoes and eggs. The smell of food … [Read more...] about A Hidden Gem in Northwest Florida
24By Sheila Breen We were skeptical, $799 per person for a week in Madeira plus 3-days in Sao Miguel, including airfare and 4-star accommodations? Was this deal too good to be true? And where is Madeira anyway? We quickly located Madeira in the Atlantic Ocean about 300-miles east of Morocco. Madeira is a Portuguese archipelago in the north Atlantic, southwest of … [Read more...] about Madeira—Too Good to be True?
By Chuck Warren Nestled in Italy’s Chianti region, among the rolling hills of Tuscany, is an Italian castle offering 5-star accommodations with a perfect balance of Old World charisma and modern comforts. Castello Del Nero, the restored country home of a 12th-century Nobleman who rubbed elbows with the likes of Machiavelli, welcomes guests with luxurious accommodations … [Read more...] about Escape to the Tuscan Hills and a 12th Century Castle