By Susan McKee As the daylight dwindles, city centers, botanical gardens and other public outdoor venues turn on fanciful light shows to attract visitors. November and December are the prime months for such extravaganzas. Now through December 29, the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, Scotland, features a one-mile winter trail with a laser garden, […]
Ah! Summer! A time to enjoy being outdoors. Festivals take advantage of the season to entice visitors with unique experiences and local food. State fairs are iconic events across the country. They’re a great stop on a road trip, especially if there are kids in the car. (It’s a good time to show the little […]
From following in the footsteps of a favorite novel series or finding new and rare wines to praise, river cruising is not just about passing iconic scenery while sailing the great rivers of Europe. Avalon Waterways is offering, among a long menu of choices, a chance to sail with Diana Gabaldon, author of the very popular […]
By Susan McKee March gives tantalizing hints of warm weather to come. From maple festivals to daffodil shows, check out events that promise spring is just around the corner.
By Susan McKee If it’s winter, orchids are the go-to flower for botanical exhibits. These colorful tropical blooms remind us that warmer weather soon will return. In the meantime, shows of all sizes dot the calendar in January and February. Two of the largest orchid shows are held on the coasts. San Francisco Orchid Society’s […]