Old-World Nova Scotia

The Cabot Trail in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park near Cheticamp

Bert Gildart
February 15, 2012

Whales make a sound so unique that when you hear it up-close, you don’t need anyone to tell you what it is. That, at any rate, was the way it was for us when we heard a whale expelling an immense amount of air through its blowhole. Immediately, we knew the source, for there is absolutely nothing else... Read more »

Unwind and Recharge in Corpus Christi, TX

Corpus Christi  TX

January 15, 2011

Escape the snow and ice this month and head to the Texas coast. Enjoy the sun in Corpus Christi, where sea breezes and outdoor activities combine for a great vacation. After your arrival take a leisurely stroll through the South Texas Botanical Garden & Nature Center; you’ll find yourself surrounded... Read more »

Coastal Georgia and Cumberland Island National Seashore

Cumberland Island National Seashore

December 8, 2010

Photo Courtesy of NPS. Escape the sleet and snow this winter and spend the holiday season in coastal Georgia. You’ll find mild sunny days and fantastic shoreline scenery from Savannah on down to St. Marys. The barrier islands of Georgia’s coast include pristine nature preserves and historic sites... Read more »

Newport, Oregon: A Bustling Seaport Town

Seaport Town Newport Oregon

April 1, 2010

Row after row of brawny fishing trawlers strained against their dock lines, while weary fishermen in knee boots cleaned the decks to rid them of the last evidence of the day’s catch. Crab traps, stuffed with coils of frayed line and scuffed cork floats, were stacked on the dock and in the distance... Read more »

Sandy Southern Sojourn: Alabama’s Gulf Coast

Alabamas Gulf Coast

February 1, 2010

Last winter the stock market experienced a plunge to rival even the cold-weather temperatures of Colorado, my home state. With a spring snowstorm approaching and our retirement account in deep freeze, it seemed like a good time to get away from it all — without spending it all. We wanted sandy beaches,... Read more »

No Barriers To Fun On The Gulf Of Mexico

Gulf of Mexico kayaking

January 7, 2010

From the comfort of our RV, my wife, Janie, and I watched as the early morning sun slowly rose from a sea of turquoise-colored waters along the Gulf of Mexico. Twelve hours later and just four miles away, we repeated the ritual, watching as the evening equivalent dipped into another body of water, this... Read more »

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