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South Beach Cycling

South Beach Cycling

By Theresa Russell

South Beach Spin

Arriving a day prior to our cruise departure from Miami, we had chosen to stay at the Marriott Biscayne Bay. We knew that it was convenient to the cruise terminal, but also knew that there was a nice walking …

Captivating Tahiti

Captivating Tahiti

By Denise Mattia

Enchantment awaits.

Some of the most beautiful islands visitors will ever encounter lie in the brilliant blue South Pacific Ocean about 2600 miles south of Hawaii. The French Polynesian archipelago has a Technicolor charisma that lures visitors into returning as much as …

Anticipating Norwegian Getaway

Anticipating Norwegian Getaway

By Theresa Russell

My unbounded enthusiasm for my upcoming sailing on the Getaway brings one song to mind that plays continually in my head. From Billy Joel, “We Didn’t Start the Fire” as played by Howl at the Moon is a perpetual favorite onboard the …

Sian Ka'an Adventure

Sian Ka’an Adventure

By Theresa Russell

Comprised of 1.3 million acres in the Yucatan Peninsula south of Tulum, the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, snares adventure-seekers into its vast repository of water, land, nature and culture. The elusive jaguar inhabits Sian Ka’an, but the …

New York: A Holiday Destination

New York: A Holiday Destination

By Denise Mattia

Ask any New Yorker where to go and they’ll tell you . . . because there’s no running out of options in this city.  Take some suggestions from this native, and you’ll soon be in the know.

Hotel tips

For better deals …

Peruvian Adventure

Peruvian Adventure

By Theresa Russell

A long ago encounter with Lake Titicaca in geography class sparked a lifelong desire to see the lake, visit its floating reed islands and hike the Inca Trail. A flexible itinerary of Southern Peru visited several different areas, including Arequipa, the Colca …

Helltown, Hushed

Helltown, Hushed

By Sandy MacDonald

Raising Hell

For a century or more before Pilgrims dropped anchor off what is now Provincetown, roving seamen sought refuge in the natural harbor at the curled tip of Cape Cod. The would-be colonists tarried only long enough to do some laundry …

Thanksgiving, September 23, 1950

Thanksgiving, September 23, 1950

By Denise Mattia

Why Bill Simmons was allowed to photograph Thanksgiving dinner, I’ll never know. Still, our parents agreed, and the dinner was immortalized in black and white.  Years later my sister, Michele, and I would be grateful for the memory of that evening.

Manhattan,

Meeting a President

Meeting a President

By Denise Mattia

A small group of us had been to San Andres, Barranquilla and Santa Marta before ending our Colombian experience in Cartagena de Indias, where we’d been invited to cover the FCCA (Florida Caribbean Cruise Association), hosted by PROEXPORT COLOMBIA, a tourism, foreign …

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Low Down

  • Hornit Review
    Hornit Review

    By Theresa Russell

     

    While exploring the Blacklick Trail, a Columbus recreational trail apparently not designed with cyclists in mind, I was quickly reminded of the importance of some type of warning device for my bicycle. Nearly crushed by three oncoming mountain bikers on a …

New and Notable

  • Brenthaven: Serious Protection
    Brenthaven: Serious Protection

    By Denise Mattia

    Until you travel with electronic devices, you don’t realize how vulnerable they are to damage.  The Brenthaven® company has been making wilderness packs for outdoor adventurers for over 30 years. Their product line includes an array of premium protective mobile technology cases …

The Inside Line

  • How to Choose an Adventure Tour Company
    How to Choose an Adventure Tour Company

    By Theresa Russell

    Choosing an appropriate adventure tour operator involves just a bit of research, which if done well will result in a perfect match between you and your outfitter of choice. Searching the Internet and browsing through the classifieds of magazines that focus on …