Head to South Padre Island, Texas, and you’ll find a subtropical climate, miles of white sand, diverse natural wonders, thrilling watersports and ocean-fresh good eating.
Hello, Travel Seekers: The latest edition of “America’s 100 Best Places to Retire” has just been released, and it’s chock-full of travel and relocation ideas. Plus, I’m one of the authors! Does the beach or the desert call to you? Are performing arts or hiking trails at the top of your must-have list? Where to […]
Ahoy, Matey! Port Isabel is a world of pirate lore and maritime culture. You have to pass through Port Isabel to get to the spectacular beaches of South Padre Island, but take your time about it. The pirate lore and maritime culture of this colorful coastal community beckon with a treasure chest of entertainment and […]
A private lesson from master sand sculptor, Lucinda “Sandy Feet” Wierenga, in South Padre Island, TX First, dig a hole. I was surprised to hear that because we would be building sandcastles, which are above the ground, not below it. Digging a hole seemed counterintuitive. My group of travel writers and I were taking […]
Hello, dear travelers, I was thrilled when TravelAwaits.com recently asked to interview me as one of their featured bloggers! In case you’re not familiar with this fantastic website, it’s where your next adventure begins. TravelAwaits.com highlights unique, hidden and overlooked possibilities that seasoned travelers crave to experience. You’ll find stunning photography and up-close accounts of […]
One way to see the world is by work-camping, sometimes called work-kamping. Work-campers tour the country in motorhomes and recreational vehicles, stopping along the way to earn money to supplement their lifestyles. Some jobs pay dollars, and some pay in free campsites and utility hook-ups. Irene and Jimmie Ray of Columbia, MS, have been dedicated […]
Allen Goss has logged more than 5,000 hours of volunteer service at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. His main job is manning an information desk one day a week at Sugarlands Visitor Center near the Gatlinburg entrance. He also helps the staff with special events and programs. We caught up with him one recent afternoon […]