Category: Destinations

  • The quad at Syracuse University

    The quad at Syracuse University

    Founded in 1870, Syracuse University is a  private, non-sectarian research university. The main campus, which is open to the public, contains the university’s first building, the Hall of Languages.  It was originally the College of Arts and Sciences, which covered just about everything in a college curriculum of the time.  That building, still in use, […]

  • Gamble Rogers

    Gamble Rogers

    Named for a popular folk singer, Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area is a small park in the southern part of Flagler Beach, Florida. The coast highway, Route A1A, runs through the park creating a beach area, which includes one of the park’s two campgrounds, and an inland area, which borders a section of the […]

  • Downtown Brooksville

    Downtown Brooksville

    When you first drive into Brooksville, Florida, you’ll swear that it’s been there forever. The city has that well-worn look and exudes a comfortable feeling. Since Brooksville is the seat of Hernando County, several government buildings are interspersed among the usual commercial establishments.In a recent visit, I began my short tour of the downtown area […]

  • Maalaea and the Maui Ocean Center

    Maalaea and the Maui Ocean Center

    One of the premier destination for visitors, the Maui Ocean Center overlooks Maalaea harbor on Maui’s isthmus. It’s just off the main road connecting Kihei with Lahaina. The road parallels Maalaea Bay, a quiet place at which the waters lap at a wide, sandy beach. Prevailing winds have bent the trees into eerie shapes. An […]

  • Waianapanapa


    Known for its black sand beach, Waianapanapa State Park is a coastal gem along the Hana road in Maui. Visitors stop at the park to relax at its beach, sample the ocean and enjoy the views of lava formations buffeted by the incoming waves. Black sand beach The beach, composed of ground lava, makes a […]

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