The East End of Long Island is less than two hours from New York City and suprisingly rural, so parents often ask me what there is to do out there with kids. Unfortunately, everything I know about the Hamptons I’ve learned from watching Sex and the City and Revenge, which tend focus on adult pursuits like drinking, back-stabbing and adultery.
To find some better answers, 5-year-old Tiny Traveler and I headed out to the Riverhead and the South Fork over spring break.…Continue
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I was about to be dropped off a boat for some snorkling, a slightly scary distance off the coast of Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos archipelago. As I have been somewhat traumatized by the film Jaws since the tender age of four I am not very…Continue
This year’s Fête du Travail (Labor Day) was extra special for two reasons:
Flowers were proudly displayed…Continue
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Every year we Up-Northers wait for that One Day: the day when we know spring has finally and irrevocably arrived, when we can finally open the windows and let the warm, moist air…Continue
Added by Mike Norton on April 29, 2013 at 10:10am — No Comments
Writers’ Expedition Southern Peru (Aug 2-15)
Adventures for Travelers Who Like to Write and Writers Who Like to Travel
This August you can journey through Peru with two established and engaging travel authors and your local travel experts, who will immerse you in the real Peru and pamper you with hospitality and idyllic hotels.
You’ll dance centre bullring with a matador in a remote village, take a…Continue
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Every winter, we Traverse City beer aficionados face the same problem.
Thanks to our large German, Bohemian and Polish population, we've always had a healthy appreciation for the brewer’s art. In recent years almost a dozen microbreweries and brewpubs have sprouted up around the region, and as soon as the snow…Continue
Added by Mike Norton on February 25, 2013 at 11:52am — No Comments
So Chris has been on yet another little work-based adventure this week, this time to Koh Kong on the west coast of Cambodia to investigate some land rights issues affecting local villagers and island communities.
Casa De Borgona, Salta, Argentina
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By MIKE NORTON
I barely noticed the hammering at first. Saturday morning is fix-it time, and I figured one of the neighbors was nailing a loose shingle or…Continue
Added by Mike Norton on February 18, 2013 at 9:52am — No Comments
On Flashback Fridays I reflect back on some of my past travels and travel mishaps: Follow at #FlashbackFri
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By MIKE NORTON
One of the things I love most about winter is its transformative power – the way it can turn a familiar, easily ignored landscape into something surreal and otherworldly in a matter of hours.
Added by Mike Norton on February 11, 2013 at 12:45pm — No Comments
As an update to my previous Winter Festivals post, today is the grand opening of the Nice Carnival - the third largest in the world! The video is a behind-the-scenes look at preparations for the grand event - don't forget to bring your silly string!
Added by 24/7 in France on February 15, 2013 at 6:04am — No Comments
(Another installment of Lessons from a Wise Sky.)
Anyone can behave considerately on a plane, but it takes real talent and a will of steel to make an ass of oneself in such a controled environment. If you follow these simple guidelines, however, you'll have no problem--but you'll certainly cause a few.
1. Piss-poor comportment on a plane begins even before the plane has left the ground, in fact even before you've boarded the bird. Here's how: Your…Continue
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By MIKE NORTON
I was thinking of titling this post, "Kids, Don't Try This at Home. Not Ever."
Thanks to its climate, Northern Michigan gets…Continue
Added by Mike Norton on February 4, 2013 at 8:57am — No Comments
By the time we descended from Mt. Napulauan, it had taken almost the best of us and we were ready to spend the night in Banaue. But Vic, the guide hired by Louis the Frenchman, had other plans for us. At that time, we were not exactly sure where we were going. Vic wasn’t telling us either,…Continue
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By MIKE NORTON
Some winter sports require skill. A lot of skill.
Others require impressive reservoirs of strength and endurance.
But let’s face it: there are…Continue
It is simple question comprised of only two little words but the answer for which is infinite. Everyone has their own reasons as to why they want to. To see the sights, experience different cultures or escape the pressures of the real world are some of the most popular. However, things are rarely so simple, and usually the real reason people decide to travel is a complex mixture of emotions, feelings and circumstance.
My name is Jason or J for short and…Continue
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By MIKE NORTON
Whitetail deer are no rarity in Traverse City. We see them often: at the edge of the forest, down along the lakeshore, or…Continue
Added by Mike Norton on December 24, 2012 at 10:10am — No Comments
One day, a friend and I went to visit a nearby parfumerie; reluctantly, on my part, since I don’t wear perfume because I suffer from allergies around strong odors – although perfume is preferable to some others!
Nice is about 27 km (17 miles)from the “perfume capital of the world”, Grasse, with its large parfumeries, “Fragonard” and “…Continue
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