Santa Fe: The City Different

The unique landscape, history, architecture, and people of Santa Fe, New Mexico, create an atmosphere that earns the city its nickname, “The City Different.” Far from being a desert wasteland, Santa Fe is an artist’s (and art appreciator’s) oasis. The picturesque...
Castles on a Hill

Castles on a Hill

Imagine a big, drowsy city like San Francisco or Seattle with clouds hovering low and rain. Imagine the mild seasons, the damp streets, and soggy foliage. Now imagine being able to see just beyond the horizon, the crumbling spires of ancient castles rising into the...
Shakespeare in the Rockies

Shakespeare in the Rockies

Despite its growth in the past decades, Cedar City, Utah, has an infectious small-town charm that soothes the busy lifestyle. The small, picturesque Main Street evokes feelings of hospitality and comfortable living. Although a tour of the town only takes 20 minutes,...
Qatar: Doha on a Dime

Qatar: Doha on a Dime

A jewel in the desert sands, the Qatar peninsula sits surrounded by crystalline Persian Gulf waters. In its early days, Qatar was sustained mainly by the pearling industry, with fluctuations of its wealth coming from the changing value of pearls. After a brief stint...
Ocracoke: Get Off the Mainland

Ocracoke: Get Off the Mainland

Don’t let the name fool you—this island doesn’t have anything to do with the slimy green vegetable or the quintessential soft drink. Think pirates. Think “hoi toide.” Think undeveloped beaches. Think wild ponies. Think the perfect island getaway. Wild about Wildlife...