Farm to Table: Fresh Food Ideas this Spring

Springtime is near with the weather getting warmer and crops beginning to grow. What produce comes to mind during this season? Rhubarb, spinach, asparagus, garlic, and leeks are a few to name. Bountiful produce in Spring is often referenced with the phrase “farm-to-table”; a lifestyle consisting of producing and eating food from local and seasonal […]

The Kansas Art Trail

Art is a wonderful way to share the history and culture of a town and add beauty at the same time. Public art brings visitors to towns and cities for the art itself, as well as those following certain trails, (chocolate trails, donut trails, sculpture trails). Several Kansas towns offer fun art through their murals, […]

Semana Santa: Celebrating Holy Week in Spain

Throughout Spain, the week leading up to Easter Sunday, known as Semana Santa or Holy Week, is observed in ways both joyous and solemn. Each afternoon and evening from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday, thousands of Spaniards and visitors gather in city streets and town squares to celebrate a Catholic tradition that dates back at […]

Go Nevis!

Story by Julie HatfieldPhotos by Tim Leland and Julie Hatfield You can’t jet to Nevis, but you can swim there — if you first fly to St. Kitts, Nevis’ sister island.  Most people take the 20-minute ferry from St. Kitts to Nevis, its tiny West Indies island neighbor, after jetting to Kitts on a commercial […]

Cody Wyoming, Beyond Yellowstone

Everything to Know for Extraordinary Spring and Summer Visits Yellowstone National Park is a place that doesn’t need an introduction and needs no gimmicks or snazzy catchphrases to entice visitors to show up at the park’s entrance every year. Yellowstone is iconic, a household name worldwide. From the abundance of wildlife sightings – bison, moose, […]

Gods Smiled on the Lavish Shores of Kauai

Kauai, lush with foliage, resplendent with waterfalls, and isolated by tumultuous surf, is the oldest island in the Hawaiian chain. It remained undisturbed by the tribal wars that plagued Maui, Oahu, and the Big Island of Hawaii for centuries. The protocols of the 2,000-year-old Polynesian Kapu system were practiced on Kauai in relative harmony. It […]

Learn to Sail in Croatia

Photos by Therese Iknoian and Michael Hodgson I was literally tied up in knots as I tried to figure out all those sailing knots and what went under, over, or through on my way to a neat bowline, reef, or square hitch. But, as we were told on our liveaboard week learning to sail with […]

Six Days on the Green River

We launched our canoe when the wind was against us. Starting at Crystal Geyser in southern Utah, we planned to end near the confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers. We struggled to move forward. At the stern, Rudy kept the canoe on course.  “Have you been in these conditions before?” I yelled to him. “Yes, […]