ecological travel

Luthy Botanical Gardens, a small oasis in the heart of Peoria

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It was a birthday celebration for my friend Janna that brought Mom, Janna and I to Peoria. We came to dine at the Obed & Issac’s Microbrewery and Eatery that is located in the beautiful former Second Presbyterian Church.  In Springfield Obed & Isaac’s has a successful restaurant in a historic property near the Abraham […]

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Riding on the Mississippi with the Channel Cat River Taxi

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I get to Iowa a lot.  As a girl that writes about antique tractors, farm toys and memorabilia, this State is one of the best places to find all of the above.  When I travel though I love to see the sights, museums and whenever there is water, if I can wrangle it, I will […]

Jewelry from Green Tree perfect for travel!

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When I received the chance to review Green Tree Jewelry’s latest laser cut wood earrings I was excited.  I have had a few pairs from this brand before and like the fun styles and the fact that the company is Eco-friendly, the jewelry is made in the USA. Based out of  San Diego,  the wood used for […]

Oysters and Geoduck and more touring during the BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival!

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The marvelous BC shellfish and Seafood Festival allowed a group of travel writers on this  hosted trip to see not only how seafood is prepared, but also how it is raised.  Fanny Bay Oysters opened up their doors for us to come and take a gander.  Most everyone has heard of Fanny Bay Oysters and […]

Salmon Farming, an interview and a visit!

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Salmon farming in the ocean is big business and a fascinating one at that.  During the BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival, you can even tour a salmon farm, and while on a hosted trip to this amazing festival, that’s just what I did! Salmon Farming according to the Salmon Farmer’s Association(BCSFA) is B.C.’s highest valued […]