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Santa Fe ~ The City Different

Santa Fe ~ The City Different

Love Affair Spans 50 Visits for Writer
I had no idea in 1970 that I would fall in love with Santa Fe, New Mexico. I went there on a lark, mostly at the urging of an artist friend, who called it “an irresistible place.”
At that time, I was traveling often to New York, London


A smile for every day: A visitor’s look at the Greek Islands

A smile for every day: A visitor’s look at the Greek Islands

A smile for every day: A visitor’s look at the
Greek Islands

Andrew Swift learned of a Greek island known as Santorini when he watched the movie “Summer Lovers” while in fifth grade. He dreamed of going there some day and 20 years later the dream came true, but with an unexpected twist.
Traveling with


Bishop’s Palace  Galveston’s Grandest Home

Bishop’s Palace Galveston’s Grandest Home

Bishop’s Palace
Galveston’s Grandest Home

Bishop’s Palace stands tall on a corner on Galveston Island, beckoning visitors away from the beach – just for a while – and inside to learn its storied history and what life was like there more than 100 years ago.
Formerly known as the Gresham House, the stately home was


Remembering the price of freedom – National World War II Museum

Remembering the price of freedom – National World War II Museum

Remembering the price of freedom – National World War II Museum
By Linda Miller
World War II ended seven decades ago, but 21st century technology captures the gripping events and details, powerful moments, personal stories and graphic images and scenes for a museum experience that moves beyond typical displays.
It all comes together at the


Azaleas Star in Muskogee’s Spring Festival

Azaleas Star in Muskogee’s Spring Festival

Azaleas Star in Muskogee’s Spring Festival
BY M. J VAN DEVENTER
Every spring, the population of Muskogee swells during the month of April as people from across the country and around the world converge on Honor Heights Park. They come in cars and tour buses, on bikes and motorcycles.
The main attraction?
A flower that


Historic Osler building becomes boutique Ambassador hotel

Historic Osler building becomes boutique Ambassador hotel

Historic Osler building becomes boutique Ambassador hotel
By Tim Farley
The Ambassador, a unique boutique hotel in the heart of Midtown, offers an expanded menu of amenities, personal service and history that is foreign to most of its competitors.
The 54-room hotel has a style of architecture that dates back to 1928 when the first


Checking in Artesian Hotel’s Successful First Year

Checking in Artesian Hotel’s Successful First Year

Checking in Artesian Hotel’s successful first year
By Linda Miller
It has been just over a year since the new Artesian Hotel, Casino and Spa opened in Sulphur, some 12 miles east of well-traveled I-35, and the numbers tell the story.
This ornate, luxurious and inviting hotel complex is off to a successful start.
“I


The Ambassador Hotel

The Ambassador Hotel

The Ambassador Hotel: Enjoying A Renaissance of Style and Spirit
BY M. J. VAN DEVENTER
The vintage Osler Building in mid-town Oklahoma City has a new personality, thanks to a dramatic renovation that has made it a popular setting for urban entertaining.
Built in three phases, beginning in 1928, the seven-story, U-shaped building flourished for


YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD AT YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
Easy day hikes, children’s programs make Yosemite a popular destination for fall
By Heide Brandes
The hike up the Sentinel Dome in the Yosemite National Park seemed impossible from a distance.
The huge rounded dome of limestone jutted up from the trail like an intimidating


ROOTED IN HISTORY

ROOTED IN HISTORY

ROOTED IN HISTORY
Medicine Park transforms itself into a cobblestoned tourist destination
By Tim Farley
Rooted in colorful history and legends, Medicine Park is transforming itself into a free spirited, unconventional tourist destination that is completely different than any other spot in Oklahoma.
The town, nestled within the Wichita Mountains, is home to less than