Category | Pursuits

Letter from London

Posted on 29 September 2014

By Bill Triplett Not that you ever need an excuse to pop over to London, but in case you’re looking for one – and happen to like art, photography, and… Continue reading »


Scotland Homecoming: Isle of Skye and the Trossachs

Posted on 16 September 2014

By Monique Burns For the great Scotland Homecoming 2014, I visited Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, and Edinburgh, its stately capital, then joined Rabbie’s Trail Burners on the five-day “Highlands Explorer”… Continue reading »

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Scotland Homecoming Part 3: My Heart is in the Highlands

Posted on 03 September 2014

By Monique Burns I journeyed to Scotland during the great Homecoming 2014 to learn about my maternal great-grandfather, Benjamin Franklin Mason, and the places and people that produced him.  Frank… Continue reading »

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Scotland Homecoming, Part 2: Edinburgh and the Kingdom of Fife

Posted on 20 August 2014

By Monique Burns Searching for my great-grandfather’s legacy during the Scotland Homecoming 2014, I took a sleek, modern ScotRail train on a 50-minute journey from Glasgow east to the capital… Continue reading »

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Scotland Homecoming: Glasgow

Posted on 05 August 2014

Story & Photos by Monique Burns For years, I longed to see Scotland.  As a child, I lived for those moments when my sister and I put away our paper… Continue reading »

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41 Buckingham Palace Road Hotel

Posted on 07 July 2014

By Richard West, My wife and I recently visited London and the alarming question arose: how to escape half of humanity seething around Big Ben/Parliament/Westminster Abbey and the other half… Continue reading »

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Exploring Greenwich Village with Dylan Thomas

Posted on 24 June 2014

By Monique Burns New York’s Greenwich Village has always attracted its share of characters. Offbeat, artistic and often highly intelligent, they still gather there to write and compose in brick… Continue reading »

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Jacksonville is for the Birds

Posted on 18 June 2014

By Joan Rattner Heilman Birdwatching is right up there as one of America’s favorite leisure activities and birdwatchers now number in the millions, but I doubt that many of them… Continue reading »

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Top 100 Tennis Resorts & Camps from Tennis Resorts Online

Posted on 20 May 2014

  Our friends at Tennis Resorts Online have recently come out with their annual Top 100 Tennis Resorts & Camps. As editor Roger Cox says, “Ask 10 avid tennis players… Continue reading »

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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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