Paul not only writes many of the articles in the pages of this magazine, he is also the publisher and editor of all of the magazines in the Amygis Publishing’s family of travel magazines. He loves exploring, traveling the back roads, experiencing the world, and finding what is unique and memorable about the places he visits.

And he loves writing – poetry, short stories, essays, non-fiction, news, and. of course, travel writing.

For over 20 years, he has shared his explorations with readers in a wide variety of outlets, from groundbreaking forays into the first stirrings of the dot-com boom to travel guides, local newspapers, and television, including Runner’s World, Travel Lady, Providence Journal, and Northstar Travel Media. He currently publishes and writes for Amygis Publishing’s magazines Jaunting, Northeast Traveler, and Rhode Island Roads.

Articles by Paul Pence

The Riverwalk, an oasis hidden in downtown San Antonio

A Tranquil Oasis In the City

San Antonio’s Riverwalk

Feature by Paul Pence

Showing off the depression-era public works project that has grown to be the most popular tourist attraction in Texas.

Growing up in Central Texas, I found many excuses to explore San Antonio. Like most Texans, I felt a civic duty to pay my respects to the defenders of the Alamo. As a student of history, I marveled as I explored the city’s 300-year-old Spanish frontier missions. Tourists can spend whole days having fun at Sea World or Six Flags and those of us who have family buried in the Veteran’s Cemetery have yet another reason to be there. Whenever I found myself in downtown San Antonio, I was always happy to find the cool, quiet oasis offered by the San Antonio Riverwalk.

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Fernie Castle

A Distant Castle For

Happily-Ever-Aftering

Feature by Paul Pence

Fernie Castle in Scotland was perfect for honeymooners… and anyone else wanting a castle to live happily ever after.

Neil Blackburn, the Laird of Fernie Castle, invited us to spend our first honeymoon night in his 450-year-old castle. Not all of the castle is that old; only the “keep” dates from 1353 during the days of Duncan the 13th and the era of warring Highland clans. The majority of the castle is somewhat more recent, being passed down from family member to family member over the centuries, with a spired turret highlighting the south end and the dungeon converted to a cozy bar with an arched ceiling.

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Ballard Locks in Seattle

Lifting Seattle’s Boats

Ballard Locks

Feature by Paul Pence

Experiencing an engineering marvel up close is just part of the reason Ballard Lock is Seattle’s top tourist attraction.

Of all of the tourist attractions that come to mind when you think of Seattle – the Sky Needle, Pike Place Market, the original Starbucks, the Seattle underground, the multitude of museums – perhaps the best tourist attraction might surprise you.

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Buc-ee's, the world's largest convenience store with a Texas attitude.

Buc-ee's

It's a Texas Thing

Feature by Paul Pence

With 100 fuel pumps and the size of a supermarket, Buc-ee’s isn’t just a convenience store, it’s the embodiment of the spirit of the Lone Star State

From the music to the food to the people, everything about Texas is bold and unapologetic, reflecting the independent spirit of the pioneers who first settled here. And nowhere is this spirit more evident than at Buc-ee's, the legendary chain of convenience stores that has become an iconic expression of Texas culture.

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