Exploring Alaska, the Last Great Frontier

By Shirene Hayes. It’s true: some beautiful paths cannot be discovered without first getting lost. For me, the last frontier —Alaska — was indeed this place. From the moment I arrived in Anchorage and Barrow, till the plane passed through the clouds on my departure, I was absolutely astounded at the beauty of Alaska. Pictures

Intervention: Ocean Blues — Laura Anderson Barbata & the Brooklyn Jumbies Celebrate World Oceans Day presented by Amphibian Stage Productions

By Heidi Frankel. Celebrate World Oceans Day at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth as they host performances by the nonprofit theatre company Amphibian Stage Productions (Intervention – Ocean Blues), Laura Anderson Barbata and the Brooklyn Jumbies in The Modern’s Grand Lobby. Intervention – Ocean Blues is a cross-disciplinary performance by Laura Anderson Barbata in

Summer Staycation for All Ages

By Heidi Frankel ~ Summer Staycations aren’t just for kids – they’re for the young at heart too! This summer make plans for a DARTable staycation and let DART be your guide to fun with friends and family. For those of you with kids or grandkids in tow, some places reduce admission prices for youth.

A Refreshing Escape to the Piney Woods

By Fred Mays ~  Winter is behind us, and in the brief respite called “spring” in North Texas, we stream outdoors before the summer heat wave hits us. For many of us, the woods are calling. Camping, hiking, fishing, mountain biking. All can be found close to home in the expansive lands of the Piney

Make Lisbon, Portugal Your Next Vacation Destination

By Shirene Hayes As I was researching my next exciting adventure, I fell in love with the beautiful pastel-colored buildings and scenery of Lisbon, so I decided to throw caution to the wind and book a flight. My chosen airline was TAP. It was a great value and was an exceptional experience, with superior service,

Bluebonnet Trail

By Fred Mays   April brings us many things. If you’re a baseball fan it means opening day. If you’re a tax fan (huh?) it means settling up with Uncle Sam. But in Texas it always means Bluebonnets, the official state flower. Bluebonnet season starts in south and central Texas in March, and rolls slowly

Beautiful Lucerne

By Shirene Hays, Travel Enthusiast Have you ever wondered what the world looks like from a top the Swiss Alps? Have you ever ridden on a cogwheel railway up the side of a mountain? I was lucky enough to experience both in Lucerne, Switzerland! Mt. Pilatus was one of my must experience destinations… along with

Traveling SOLO: Try It, You Might Like It!

By Shirene Hayes Photo credit: www.connorvision.com Do you love to travel? Do you love to travel by yourself? Perhaps by the time you finish reading this article, and subsequent articles about traveling by yourself at 50+, you may wish to consider solo travel for your next trip. Do not in any way misunderstand, I love

Colombian Coffee in Bogota

By Shirene Hays, Travel Enthusiast. Do you ever feel like there is so much travel to be had and so little time?  I sure do!  Hence, I live in a world of random and spur of the moment!  This last summer was my epic 55th birthday.  I decided five days before my birthday I was going to cross off of my

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