In our May/June 2018 issue
We begin by visiting a tiny obscure island, Key West, Florida, marking the southernmost point of the U.S. mainland to see how it can possibly have 101 things to do! Then we show our readers why they should consider attending a dazzling three-day flower festival in Brussels, Belgium, happening in August 2018.
Next we travel to the wild west coast of Canada to experience plenty of adventure, wildlife, good food and absolutely great accommodation after which we ponder nine tips for safe, sane travel from a travel veteran who has a few unsafe, insane stories to tell about her own time on the road. We look at traveling around Vietnam through the eyes of a watercolor artist who sends mini-paintings to family and friends. And finally we top off our journeys with a glass of authentic French champagne (from Champagne, of course) and learn about small family vineyards and wineries where tastings and stories about the bubbly will keep you riveted.
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Author and photographer, Gary Sikorski, invites readers to journey along a remarkable bridge-linked ocean archipelago to the island of Key West, Florida. Here is the southernmost point of Mainland U.S. just 90 miles from Cuba and there is much more to do besides lounge on a sandy beach – like 101 things!
Button image: White Heron. ©Gary Sikorski
Every two years for a world-class three-day festival, Brussels in Belgium lays out a massive begonia carpet in its main square with a dazzling original design encompassing 700,000 flowers. In August 2018, you can join in. See our photo essay spotlighting flower designs from several past years to fully appreciate Belgium’s national flower!
Join Alison Gardner for a week of adventurous wilderness exploration combined with utterly civilized dining, accommodation and fascinating festivals all managed magnificently by the tiny town of Ucluelet on the far western coast of Vancouver Island. Zodiac tours image: ©Brian Congdon
You think you know a friend or family member well enough to share a vacation? Or you’re planning to share a “double occupancy” tour or cruise with a stranger? Creating some ground rules, sensitively acknowledging different travel styles, and managing potential conflict spell the difference between a trip’s success and failure. Marianne Scott shares her insights from a lifetime of travel.
Traveling through Vietnam with paint brush and paper at hand, artist and globetrotter, Charlene Brown, foregoes the tradition of sending postcards by producing an artistic record of the country she is visiting to send to friends and family (and keep a few for herself). An original win/win for everyone!
There is no more fulfilling place to sip champagne than in Champagne itself, and no better way to gain a full appreciation of the beverage’s justifiable fame than to stay in the region. Travel writer, Tom Koppel and photographer, Annie Palovcik, share their experience, immersing in the history and generational culture of small family vineyards, while tasting and learning all about champagne.
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