This Month's Articles


Art and Nature

Exploring the Catskill Mountains and the Hudson River Artists

  In 1825, Thomas Cole hiked into the Catskill Mountains, overlooking the Hudson River and painted the first landscapes of the area.  The vivid autumn colors and sweeping vistas inspired him to render the views in a romantic style that was soon to be called the Hudson River School. Among artists, the term “school” is […]

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Where Lavish Luxury Meets Wild Africa

Victoria Falls River Lodge

  The five-star Victoria Falls River Lodge is the first first private game lodge to be set in Zimbabwe’s Zambezi National Park. The luxury lodge is built on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, and is close enough to Victoria Falls to see the spray of the “Smoke that Thunders.”  With uninterrupted panoramic views […]

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Finding Your Muse

A weekend getaway to Gloucester Massachusetts

  A weekend in Gloucester doesn’t just mean a chance to escape the city and enjoy the ocean breezes. A New England fishing village dating from the colonial era, Gloucester is blessed with a beautiful seaside that attracted tourists almost as soon as the nation had tourists, and those tourists brought a demand for the […]

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Summer Along the Androscoggin

Adventures in Bethel Maine

Halfway between Bangor and Montreal , on the eastern edge of the White Mountains and well away from the craziness of city life, you may be lucky enough to find Bethel Maine.    For a time, the town was a haven to the well-heeled and well educated escaping from the frenzy of city life, but over […]

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Visiting For The Long Term

Candlewood Suites

  When I first took Linda to Texas to meet my family, we needed a comfortable homebase — a place with not only a comfortable bed, but also a kitchen, laundry facilities, and room to spread out as we explored. My mother’s house had only limited air conditioning, and staying with relatives always means disrupting […]

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Travel Product Reviews

Cute as a Bee

I am always fascinated with new inventions, especially those that really make sense. There are so many creative products that I am across in my reviews that I wonder why this hadn’t been invented before. Recently, I had a chance to review a really cute and innovative product that I need to mention to my […]

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The Wallet, Deconstructed

A look at the HuMn wallet

  Look at your wallet. Now ask yourself, what does a wallet need to do? It needs to hold your cash and cards securely, in an easy-to-access and organized manner. Now ask yourself what it doesn’t need. What if you can take all that extra stuff away and have a wallet that includes only what […]

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Hold On to Your Seat Belts!

Trying out the Seatbelt Bag

Ever wonder what happens to seat belts once a car is retired from its driving days? Ok, probably not, but can you imagine using seat belts from those retired vehicles and making a really super, extra durable custom-made bag? Well, I couldn’t imagine anything like that until I was asked to sample one of these […]

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A “First Class” Airplane Nap

A look at the Travelrest Pillow and Blanket

Haven’t you ever just wanted to fly first class in an airplane, just to see what it was like? I sure have, but I just never could seem to afford the ticket. First class isn’t just about the food, free alcohol and wider seats; it’s also about staying warm and cozy while traveling, not just […]

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