Category: Issue 5: Fall 2016


It gives us great pleasure to bring you another issue, this one themed “USA & Canada.”

I was born in the USA and live most of the year there. I have also lived on both coasts of Canada. They have all become important parts of my life.

D. H. Lawrence, a native of England and author of the infamous Lady Chatterley’s Lover, said — speaking of my home state — “In the magnificent fierce morning of New Mexico one sprang awake, a new part of the soul woke up suddenly, and the old world gave way to a new.” Let’s hope that travel to a new place will provide you with that kind of excitement also. In this issue we will travel first to one of D. H.’s favorites: Taos, New Mexico, then, still in the USA, on to the Outer Banks of North Carolina; to the U. S. National Parks to help them celebrate their Centennial; Norfolk, Virginia; the waterways of New York State; the Hudson Valley; the Mission Inn Hotel and Spa in Riverside, California; on to check out the beer and cider deep in the mountains of western North Carolina; to Yuma, Arizona; to America’s oldest city, St. Augustine; and then fun, culture and food, Texas-style in Amarillo. Then we head for Canada – Prince Edward Island; then on to the Eastern Townships of Quebec Province; and a stop in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia for seafood. At last, we take a detour to Puerto Rico where we will get the adrenaline

Cheers, John Lamkin,Executive Editor

A Day in the Eastern Townships

Just outside of Montreal is a unique area in the Quebec Province called Eastern Townships. Located around 45 minutes southeast of Montreal, several hours from the city of Quebec, and borders Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, the Eastern Townships offers many activities for the traveler to experience during any season.

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Slumbering Across America’s Best Idea

To help the National Park Service celebrate its Centennial, I loaded up my car full of kids, aged 8, 12 and 13, to explore America’s best idea. With a loose itinerary of 28 national park sites, we hiked through summer vacation and pulled over at every scenic overlook that didn’t require an illegal turn.

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