Category | Pursuits

Postcard from Prague

Posted on 14 April 2014

Photos and story by Richard West The last time I visited Prague was early October, 1989, one month before the fall of the Berlin Wall and liberation of East Europe…. Continue reading »

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Aloha Kahala! Celebrating 50 Years of Aloha at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Honolulu, Hawaii

Posted on 24 March 2014

By Linda Hayes Honolulu, aptly referred to as ‘The Heart of Hawaii,’ never ceases to amaze me. In Waikiki, tourists perusing the chic designer shops along Kalakaua Avenue, the city’s… Continue reading »

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Postcard from Amsterdam: Day Tripping

Posted on 25 February 2014

By Richard West One of the delightful perks of living in this lovely city is the ease in leaving it to explore Holland, a country the size of Maryland, and… Continue reading »

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Postcard from Amsterdam: Brown Bars

Posted on 13 January 2014

Richard West How pleasant as a new resident to find this is one of the world’s great pub towns, here called ‘brown bars’ from the hundreds of years of tobacco-smoke… Continue reading »

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Gear to Go: A Few of My Favorite Things in 2013

Posted on 10 December 2013

By Everett Potter eBags eTech 2.0 21″ Mini Wheeled Duffel In the carry-on luggage wars, smart travelers are always looking for a bag that a) truly fits overhead; b) doesn’t… Continue reading »

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Gentle Giants: Meeting the Extraordinary Whale Shark

Posted on 15 October 2013

By Brad Nahill The Caribbean Sea was gentle as our group of snorkelers headed by boat northwest from Isla Mujeres, a Mexican island near Cancun, on a bright summer day…. Continue reading »

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Smart Gear: ShaveTech USB Travel Shaver

Posted on 25 March 2013

  For anyone who depends upon an electric shaver, the downside to traveling with one starts with the cord and charger. Then add in the correct adaptor plug when you’re… Continue reading »

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Smart Gear: STM Grip

Posted on 12 March 2013

I’ve been a fan of STM products for a while — they make rugged, hard shell cases to protect iPads of all iterations. But I recently came across their Grip… Continue reading »


3 Adventure Travel Companies You (Probably) Haven’t Heard About

Posted on 05 February 2013

One of the best things about attending the Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS)  every year is that I get to meet people who run small adventure travel companies from all… Continue reading »

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Fortune, Food, Flavor (& Fashion) in Macau

Posted on 19 September 2012

By Gerrie Summers Instead of writing I was pressing a button on the cable remote until it arrived at America’s Next Top Model (yes, really).  Fashion photographer/judge Nigel Barker smashed… Continue reading »