Published on Thursday, June 20 2013 08:25
Can you read in a car? On a plane? Do you read paper books or e-readers? No matter what method you use, good reading materials add to any travel experience. Be aware, however, that e-readers must be turned off during takeoff and landing. Therefore, I prefer to take disposable paperbacks that I leave on the plane, in the hotel, on the ship, or pass to a friend after I’ve finished them.
Since most of our travel is driving, my husband packs a briefcase with all the Wall Street Journals, Forbes magazines,
Published on Friday, June 07 2013 04:12
Editor’s Note: Lyons resident Kelly Yelverton recently graduated from college in Washington state. To celebrate her accomplishment, she and a friend have decided to paddle their sea kayaks on a 1200-mile journey through the Inside Passage to Alaska. She will be sending written updates and photos of her adventure throughout the summer.
“So, what next?” I can’t count the number of times I was asked this question over the course of my last semester of college. Each time I answered it, I couldn’t suppress an excited grin. “I’m kayaking to Alaska.” Nearly everyone reacted by re-stating, “You’re kayaking TO
Published on Thursday, June 06 2013 04:18
Warmer weather, afternoon thundershowers, sprouting trees, and blooming flowers; summer has finally arrived along the Front Range. Time to don your cowboy gear and head to two annual western festivals which draw visitors from all across the country and even the world. Add these events to your “bucket list” of nearby things to do and see this summer.
Published on Thursday, May 16 2013 08:08
Ever wanted to cruise but found it too expensive? Try a repositioning trip. At season’s end in fall and spring, some ships reposition, from the Caribbean to Alaska or Mexico, from Canada/New England to the Caribbean, and/or from Europe to the States, or vice versa. If a line finds greater demand from another port, they may choose to reposition for economic reasons. For convenience of flights, regular cruises often begin and end in the same ports. Repositioning cruises depart and embark at different locations. Therefore,
Published on Thursday, May 02 2013 07:45
A Wall Street Journal article on Friday, April 19, 2013 discussed the rising prices of women’s art. When thinking of women artists, most people remember Georgia O’Keeffe’s (1887-1996) paintings of landscapes, desert, and especially close-up flowers. Few people realize women
Published on Thursday, March 21 2013 06:05
My high school years were filled with Elvis Presley; his music and movies. I loved the candid pictures of his naturally radiant smile rather than the sexy serious looks of promotional shots. Fans looked up to him because of his generosity to those less fortunate, or the gifts he gave to unsuspecting individuals. Once his Las Vegas days and concerts in later years included news of substance abuse, women, and more explicit gyrations, some fans dropped away, including me. Still, I grieved upon hearing of his early death. So the only place I
Published on Thursday, January 03 2013 14:32
By the time this article makes the paper, my husband and I will be enjoying the last day of our cruise down the Mississippi (provided there is enough water) aboard the American Queen steamboat. Jazzdagen, our Dixieland Jazz cruise agency, hasn’t offered this New Year’s trip in several years. Now I know why.
The government maritime agency, which originally built the vessel, repossessed it and let it sit in Beaumont, Texas, for three years. Its sister ship, the
Published on Saturday, December 22 2012 00:00
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is presenting its first Salute to the Season event on Friday, December 21 at 8:15 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.Set in historic Lowry Air Force Base Hangar No. 1.,
Published on Thursday, October 11 2012 01:00