From the category archives:

Beaches

Thumbnail image for BP Oil Spill: Alabama’s Gulf Shores One Year Later

BP Oil Spill: Alabama’s Gulf Shores One Year Later

A year after Alabama’s Gulf Shores was visited by the worst accidental oil spill in U.S. history, locals say the coast is now clear. Case closed?
Story and photos by Lisa Singh
Peering through a pair of MacArthur aviator shades,…

Read Full Article >>
Thumbnail image for The Charms of Hilton Head Are All Outdoors

The Charms of Hilton Head Are All Outdoors

Story and photos by Cindy Murphy-Tofig
Is it possible to go to Hilton Head and not play one of the islands 24 golf courses?
Yes, and you can still have a fantastic trip.
While still a popular golf vacation spot,…

Read Full Article >>
Thumbnail image for Family Fun in the OC Without the Mouse

Family Fun in the OC Without the Mouse

Story and photos by Clint Williams
Orange County in Southern California is a place you don’t know much about and that’s too bad. Los Angeles County to the north has, well, Los Angeles and all the cultural icons associated with…

Read Full Article >>
Thumbnail image for Well Traveled – Canada’s Wine Country is in Native Territory

Well Traveled – Canada’s Wine Country is in Native Territory

By Pamela Irving
I swirl the NK’MIP Reisling ice wine around my teeth, nibble on local artisan Carmelli’s goat cheese, my feet up on the balcony at Spirit Ridge Resort with a white fleecy robe wrapped against the evening chill.…

Read Full Article >>
Thumbnail image for Well Traveled – Man Meets Nature at Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rockies

Well Traveled – Man Meets Nature at Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rockies

Story and photos by Ken Irving
Two thousand feet above the valley floor, my right foot grips a quarter-inch ledge above nine pitches of exposed vertical rock. My left foot searches the hard grey wall for a blemish, anything to…

Read Full Article >>
Thumbnail image for Well Traveled – A Fresh Start

Well Traveled – A Fresh Start

By Pamela Irving
When Catherine Hyldgaard decided to spring clean her home last April, she realized that her body might benefit from some spring-cleaning as well. She had participated in a weekend health retreat and had seen the benefits, but…

Read Full Article >>
Thumbnail image for Lake Tahoe’s Small Towns Grab You and Don’t Let Go

Lake Tahoe’s Small Towns Grab You and Don’t Let Go

Story and photos by Lynn DeBruin
After more than a week on the road, I quickly realize the most profound statements during my trip have come from a barely-20 year-old busboy standing on the water’s edge at the Sunnyside Lodge.…

Read Full Article >>
Thumbnail image for Oil Spill Dwarfs Florida’s Other Environmental Problems

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…

Read Full Article >>
Thumbnail image for Travel Trends – Special Report on Gulf Beaches

Travel Trends – Special Report on Gulf Beaches

By Bobby L. Hickman
May 31, 2010 – Can you keep the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill from wrecking your summer beach vacation?
While you can’t plug the underground leak that has spewed millions of gallons of crude oil into…

Read Full Article >>
Thumbnail image for Camping Connection – From Natural Disasters to Natural Beauties

Camping Connection – From Natural Disasters to Natural Beauties

By Bill Steiden
A vast, open field at a mile’s elevation in North Carolina, bisected by a tumbling river and surrounded by green peaks.
A languid lake filled with the drowned corpses of a great cypress forest in a lonely…

Read Full Article >>