ecological travel

A new way to travel - Going Local: Experiences and Encounters On the Road

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Nicholas Kontis is an avid traveler that shares his time in between travels at his four home bases of San Francisco, The Napa Valley, Los Angeles and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Born in Santorini, Greece, Nicholas grew up traveling between Greece and San Francisco. I met Nicholas at one of the North American Travel Journalist’s conferences […]

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Scratch Built Models at the Gateway Mid-America Toy Show

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The first weekend of February each year I look forward with anticipation to seeing old friends, and making new ones at the Gateway Mid-America Toy Show.  This toy show offers something special, a chance to see scratch built toys from some of the best modelers in the country.  This year I enjoyed seeing an old […]

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Statues and art forms in Key West enhance its natural beauty

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Key West is lovely on it’s own, but when you add in the art galleries, the architecture and the statues it just takes it up a notch or two.  At our hotel, The Reaches, a Wyndham Astoria Resort, we got our first look at sculpture in Key West with Seward Johnson’s life sized sculpture, “The […]

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Ship Wreck Lore on the Florida Keys

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  Who isn’t fascinated by buried or sunken treasure?  I surely am.  As a child I loved to search for treasure and as an adult as we seek out our bargains, our flea market finds and junk sale prizes we are just doing another version of this time honored tradition. As far as searching for […]

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Cock-a-doodle-do Roosters in Paradise! Chickens are a wild bird in Key West.

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So, there are six-toed cats at Ernest Hemingway’s House, and on the island there are also chickens.  There are brightly colored, noisy roosters well, everywhere! Roosters parade in the yards, fly and roost in the trees and pose on the fences. They strut through Mallory Square where everyone gathers to see the marvelous sunsets. They squawk […]

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