Blue Heron at Lake Apopka

Postcard from Lake Apopka

Located about 15 miles northwest of Orlando, Lake Apopka’s waterways and wetlands have been reclaimed and are being restored as an eco-preserve. An 11-mile wildlife drive, open on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and holidays, dawn to dusk, gives visitors a chance to see some of the wildlife living here. On my visit I saw alligators and […]

Sedona is Seeing Red (Rocks)

There are plenty of reasons to make hiking part of a daily activity routine in 2015. The perfect way to jump start a healthy routine is with an unforgettable experience, and Sedona promises just that. There are a few off-the-beaten-path trails that are not only breathtaking, but also range in difficulty for someone just starting out, […]

Chickasaw Country: 9 Spots Well Off the Beaten Path

Chickasaw Country is steeped in history, culture, beauty and natural wonders. Well off the beaten path in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, are several interesting attractions. Here are 9 essential places and things to see while in Tishomingo: Chickasaw National Capitol The Victorian, gothic-style building served as the Chickasaw Nation Capitol until Oklahoma statehood. The largest exhibit in […]

60 Years of Innovation at Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration

Walt Disney observed that Disneyland will never be complete so long as there is imagination left in the world, and since Opening Day, July 17, 1955, the Disneyland Resort tradition of innovation has continued, inspiring classic theme park attractions such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain, Star Tours, Soarin’ Over California, Toy Story Midway […]

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Sunday Stories for July 26, 2015

narrows bridges

Tacoma Narrows Bridge

I’m back home after a fun-filled three days in Gig Harbor. Just across the Narrows Bridge (in photo), Gig Harbor has become a popular destination for visitors wanting to enjoy its parks and historic waterfront. Our stay was full of food and drink, lots of walking and wandering, and some time with friends, old and new. I’ll be having some stories and photos coming up.

Here is a short list of what caught my eye this past week.

21 Ways to Keep Food Safer this Summer

Summertime means outdoor dining and soaring heat that may affect your meal planning. Keep in mind some food safety tips and you can enjoy your picnic, rather than suffering from a gastrointestinal problem.

Summer is here, picnics, barbecues, block parties, pool parties, and food poisoning! This time of year toting food around can be risky business, don’t take chances, take action!

The latest trend in stress relief is adult coloring

I’ve always loved coloring!

The latest trend has adults around the world picking up crayons and filling in the lines in an effort to zap stress.

Read original article here: The latest trend in stress relief is adult coloring—and it may actually work

50 free things to do in Stockholm

Sweden has a bit of a rep as an expensive place to visit. Having visited there earlier this year, I can tell you that the criticism has some merit. While I was there I had a chance to catch up with my friend Lola Akinmade Akerstrom, who now shares ways to put some value in a trip to Stockholm with some free things to do. Lots to choose from!

That said, there are many ways you can enjoy lots of free things to do in Stockholm and I’ve compiled activities, local experiences, and events that appeal to a variety of tastes.

Six great cemeteries for tourism

Cemetery tourism. It’s a thing. And while it might sound morbid, it’s a fascinating look at history and culture. I remember the profound sense of awe that I experience touring Arlington Cemetery.

Because no one escapes death (or taxes), the possibilities of cemetery tourism are countless. If you look at a travel guide or Google the destination you’re visiting, you can see which cemeteries dovetail with your interests and itinerary.

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Sunday Stories for July 19th, 2015

Sunday Stories for July 19th, 2015

It’s been a busy week full of projects, including one that I’m hoping to launch publicly next month. I’m creeping […]

Sunday Stories for July 12, 2015

Basel Cellars in Walla Walla, Washington

Summer has well and true arrived in Seattle. With temps that have been well into the 90s, it’s been tough […]

Stay, Dine & Shine in Greater Fort Lauderdale

Summer lasts longer in Greater Fort Lauderdale and with a new promotion, the deals do too. Eat, play and love […]

Summer Reading 2015

Summer reading, had me a blast. It seems like there’s always so much more to read during the summer. And […]