From the monthly archives:

June 2010

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Toronto: A Wellness Destination – Who Knew?

By Pamela Irving
Most people think of Toronto as the financial center of the North with Bay Street and the Toronto Stock Exchange as the main draw, combined with culture vulturing for festivals from food to music, but who knew…

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Destin, Florida Takes Steps to Protect Their Beaches

June 8, 2010 – The beaches of Destin are getting the full treatment to protect them from the oncoming oil slick. This report from CNN tells us what the town is doing, all without the help of BP, despite Destin’s…

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A Temporary Post In Luscious Seville, Spain (Part I)

Story and photos by Betsy Marvin
“Eye-opening…mind-altering…broadening”, all these terms can describe the travel experience. And residing in an environment and culture other than one’s own takes another step, often changing perspective profoundly.
We arrived by train from Madrid, rolling…

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Disaster Offers Opportunity

June 6, 2010 – Looking at the view of the Gulf and the mouth of Destin Harbor from the terrace of our condo rental, nursing a steaming cup of java, I watched the break of dawn as it slowly unfurled…

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Oil Spill Dwarfs Florida’s Other Environmental Problems

By Bill Steiden
Stand on the wood-planked city pier in the Gulf Coast island town of Anna Maria on a sunny spring afternoon and you’ll be dazzled. The water stretching before you shades from clear Caribbean blue to the deeper…

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