It all started in 1979 with an Australian movie my dad said reminded him of me. THAT piqued my interest and started a life-long admiration for the land down under. I’ve felt a strange familiarity with Australia, from the movies, books, music, and the people, and I’ve been wanting to visit for a long time, but never had the chance. Well, I’m about to get my chance…
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by guest blogger Wendy Gordon. You would think that Jim Damalas, president of the Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel, would have much more to share with us about his boutique mountain inn. But all he wanted to talk about was the laundry, or more precisely, the laundry water.
by guest blogger Maya Rodale. Being a devotee of organic food, a picky eater and a grouchy bear if I’m not fed, I’ve developed some travel snacking strategies that keep me healthy and happy on the road.
For part 1, read here. I knew right away where I had to have breakfast the morning of the Right 2 Know March in Washington, DC. No, not in bed at the Hay Adams (although I did have coffee in bed); I had to take Eve to The Tabard Inn. Since it was Sunday, and […]
I’m not a big fan of Picasso, I am sorry to say. But when I found myself in Barcelona recently with my 14-year-old daughter, I felt we had to do something other than shop and eat, something redeeming with our time there. And so we went to the Picasso museum of Barcelona, known in Spanish […]
I’ve been doing a lot of traveling lately. Too much! Well, it wouldn’t be too much if I were going on vacations with my family—preferably to warm, sunny places. But no, it’s to places for work, accompanied by semi-relentless schedules and not enough time to explore and relax. As a result, I’ve fairly mastered the […]
By the time you read this, I will be on vacation. I read once that the glow from taking a vacation lasts only a few days, but the happiness from having planned a vacation lasts eight weeks! I can attest to that. There is something about knowing you have a reservation sometime in the future […]
Heritage Farm, the Seed Savers Exchange (SSE) headquarters, is nestled into a little valley amidst rolling Iowa cornfields. This was the 35th anniversary of Seed Savers and the 30th anniversary of the annual Campout. So the valley was filled not only with glorious gardens but also with, as Diane Ott Whealy—the cofounder—calls them, “diverse seedy […]
Raised on America’s first organic farm, Scratch author Maria Rodale learned how to make everyday favorites from, yes, scratch — the way you remember them; the way they turn out best.Order Now