First-date butterflies. That’s what it felt like stepping into the quaint train station in Truro, Cornwall’s ancient county seat. This was the first of four full days on the west coast of Great Britain.
Not only a first trip to Great Britain but a chance to walk the locational footsteps of sites used for filming the wildly popular television series based on Winston Graham’s Poldark novels produced for Masterpiece Theater on BBC and PBS. Landing in Cornwall for a destination vacation was a per...
It’s hard to describe the mystical value of standing next to La Siene, seeing the historic buildings all around, and realizing, “OMG, I’m in Paris.” Read on for a look through the lens of an American photographer in Paris.
On the first day in Paris, the 340 stairs in the Arc de Triomphe rose skyward in a claustrophobic spiral. Camera gear slung in back, the camera snapped to the sling in front; it was one small step up and many to go. Once upon the windswept top of the arch, a “vue magnifique...
Looking for an adventure in the less-traveled part of Baja California? Read on for an adventure in Bahía de Loreto, Mexico.
“This is an Adam tree,” said Rafa, our guide. “It’s called the Adam tree because, without rain, it always looks naked, except for the red flower.”
Rafael Murillo, a certified guide, tour leader, and scuba diver from Sea and Land Tours, led the line of hikers across the top of a coral dune towards the foot of the Coronados volcano.
“The chocolate clams baked in the beach sand!” That’s the first thing cited by Camryn Jun, from Orange County, California, when asked about her jaunt in Loreto Baja California Sur, Mexico. There’s more to those clams.
“I thought it was sweet about the legend that a woman serves chocolate clams to a man,” she says. “And they serve the clams to catch their man.”
And that's only part of the adventure in this article with author photography.
It was a well-trekked sandy trail leading us into the thick brush. A gentle breeze rustled the shrubs and straggling mesquite and ironwood trees. In an instant on the short track, we seemed to leave the Sonoran Desert behind and move into a stunted but lush preserve.
Two of us were camping for a long weekend at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, along the Arizona-Sonora, Mexico border at Lukeville, ...
Just minutes from downtown Phoenix, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is filled with local restaurants. With a few exceptions, the restaurants lining the Senators John McCain and Barry Goldwater terminals are local favorites, like Barrio Café, partnered with James Beard award-winning chef Silvana Salcido Esparza. In fact, Phoenix Air...
Founder of the first Cupcake ATM and the Sprinkles Cupcake stores, Candace Nelson, chided the 300 attending the Women's Health Wealth and Happiness event that play is an important part of success professional and personally.
It was play, while binging on Martha Stewart and Oprah that turned her from unemployed tech worker into an entrepreneur.
To many, it’s a song in their heart. To even more, Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most popular national parks with visitors. It’s so popular, the National Park Service requires reservations to enter the park. Here’s a great three-day visit with some insider tips on how to beat the crowds and skip the NPS timed entry reservation ...
The National Park Service has upped its connection to its tribal partners and associates to broaden the history and story of America's national parks. Yellowstone and Mesa Verde Chaco Culture national parks are among those taking the lead. Several national monuments are making progress as well.
If you ask what there is to do between Los Angeles and Phoenix off Interstate 10 in Arizona, Shanana Rain Golden-Bear, editor of the Desert Messenger, will tell you to visit Quartzsite—and stay for a while. “This town is a little quirky, but that’s what makes it so much fun to park an RV here,” she says.
Quartzsite is a popular wintertime destination for snowbirds, a regular stop for RVers on one of the major cross-country freeways in the U.S., and a filming location for 2020’s Nomadland. The...
"What can we do when we believe in ourselves?" was the question from Steph Wagner, Northern Trust Director of Women & Wealth to more than 300 attending the Women's Health Wealth and Happiness Event in Phoenix.
This is the story of the advice and guidance presented by the panel at the event.
Shopping for your first RV? Here are a few things you need to know before heading to a dealership.
Shopping for an RV can be an exciting process, but it can also be overwhelming if you’re not prepared to navigate your way through the many rig options on the market today. Before making the trip down to your local RV dealership, there are a few questions you should ask yourself to prepare for your future purchase.
From travel style to sleeping space, here’s what you should consider before you s...
It’s on the bucket list to explore Nevada without dropping a chip down a slot. Nevada is just waiting for you with a table full of “gee, I didn’t know you could do that in Nevada.” So pull out the map, get ready to pack and make tracks to the Silver State.
Think of Nevada as three regions: Las Vegas, Reno and the unexpected.
Even basing in ...
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It’s tough, but possible to see everything in three days at Olympic National Park on the Olympic Peninsula. Running from the Olympic Mountains west to the Pacific Ocean, Olympic is the largest national park in the Pacific Northwest and rivals Yellowstone National Park for land area and ecosystem diversity.
Here’s how to set a three-day Olym...
Translational Genomics Research Institute, TGen, powered the Phoenix Business Journal annual Bioscience Breakfast in Phoenix, Arizona. The Journal commissioned two news articles from the presentations. The first article talks about the activities in the bioscience community that are central to curing cancer and changing it from "a terminal diagnosis to a curable disease."