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Edge of Taos Desert

Edge of Taos Desert, a Woman's Adventure in Taos

Taos always brings me back to one of my favorite books - Edge of Taos Desert. In the early 1900s Mabel Dodge Sterne was a high-society New York city socialite. She decided to visit Santa Fe, New Mexico, a place hardly anyone in New York had heard of. Little did she know how this would affect her... Read article...

Village ruins on Great Blasket Island

Ireland - A vanished life in the Blasket Islands

The Blasket Islands are a set of small islands, 3 miles off the southwest coast of Ireland. The Blaskets are abandoned now, and visitors to Great Blasket Island today find only the crumbling ruins of stone houses, on a windswept island with glorious views...
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Women-only travel - who does this?

In the past few years, women’s travel has become a burgeoning segment of the travel industry. More and more women are flocking to tours that are organized specifically for the fair sex. But who does this? And why? A lot of women wonder if this could be for them, but they're uncertain... Read article...

Pirate Hunter: Captain Kidd

Captain Kidd - fine woodwork and piracy

Researchers believe they have found the wreck of Captain Kidd’s ship, the Quedagh Merchant. Charles Beeker, the archaeologist who made the discovery, said it will take about two years of careful excavation to confirm the vessel's identity. The team is hoping to find some intact woodwork. Samples could prove... Read article...

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Business, wine and inspiration

Years ago, I did a profile of Robert Mondavi as part of my MBA. What an amazing man! One of the most influential people ever in the Napa Valley wine industry. When I ran across his autobiography Harvests of Joy, I had to find out more... Read article...