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Abigails: No Ghosts Here!
by Ron Kirstein.Many of the older restaurants and accommodations in Victoria, and even the Royal Victoria Golf Course have ghost stories attached to them. Guests of Abigail's Hotel often ask for the ghost story and the incredibly accommodating staff would love to te...

The Neat New Brunswick
by Ashton Billesberger.This province offers so much to do, the ocean I my favorite. I just enjoy sitting on the beach taking in the sights and sounds in. It’s a big break from the sounds of cars from city life that I am used to. There is a lot of fishing tours that you c...
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Yellowstone National Park
by Thomas Morva.Yellowstone is the oldest national park in the world and is located in the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. It extends over 3,470 square miles and has natural phenomena like geysers and hot springs and contains the habitats of such wildlife as g...
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The Sunny Northwest Territories
by Ashton Billesberger.There are eight official languages in the province of The Northwest Territories, which is the most in Canada, they are as follows-Chipewyan-Cree-Dogrib or Tlicho-English-French-Gwich'in-Inuktitut, includingInuktitut proper-Inuvialuktun, InuinnaqtunQu...
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Fall Foliage Scenic Drive in Connecticut
by Cliff Calderwood.Fall foliage scenic drives in Connecticut include the Long Island Sound coastal routes, and the Litchfield Hills in Northwestern Connecticut. These areas offer dramatic scenic drives any season, but for me, the trip that comes alive in the fall is ne...
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Buy Discount Cigarettes
by Ken Marlborough.The recent heavy taxes imposed on tobacco products have caused the prices of premium cigarette brands to skyrocket. Brands such as Kent, Marlboro, Capri, Dunhill, Chesterfield and Camel are now too costly for the middleclass smoker to afford. That is...
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Aspen
by Max Bellamy.Aspen, Colorado, best known as the ski resort for the rich and famous, is more than just that. Aspen is a complete vacation destination with four special resorts that provide you with unlimited recreation opportunities for all four seasons. It has a ...
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Why Should You Stay Put In Your Local Areas?
by John Navata.There is, of course, nothing wrong with this idea, but a slight shift in your priorities can save you a lot of money, and once you learn some discount travel techniques you will be able to travel not only more often but in more interesting ways.Becau...
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Alaska’s New Fast Ferries Offer New Routes
by Michael Miller.For Alaskans and Alaska visitors who yearn for a different kind of day cruise in Southcentral or Southeast Alaska there’s good news this spring, summer, and fall from the folks at the Alaska Marine Highway System. And we’re talking fast ferries h...
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Lights Out in a Mexican Cave
by Dr. Ron Mccluskey.Shortly after we arrived at our position in Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico, my wife and I were invited with a youth group to tour a cave near the town of Pichucalco, Chiapas.It was a warm (read hot) clear day, and even though we did not know much...
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Car Hire UK
by Richard Romando.Car hire polices and conditions vary vastly from country to country and even state to state. It is very important to have a thorough understanding of all the relevant rules and regulations while hiring cars. These can be obtained from any good car hi...
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A Bite on the Toe Says Time to Go
by Dr. Ron Mccluskey.One of the truly inexpensive ways to travel is with a group doing volunteer work of some type.Several years ago, my wife, oldest son and I were able to travel to Sarawak, Malaysia on the island of Borneo. We went with a group of mostly high school st...
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Experts on St. Lucia Interviewed
by Norm Goldman.Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of Sketchandtravel.com is pleased to have as our guests, Roger and Mala Burt.The Burts were owners of a Caribbean travel business, and they have built a second home in St. Lucia. They are also the authors of two novels, Ci...
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Geisha Girls
by Wong Yee Lee.What is Geisha?‘Gei’ is arts or performance while ‘Sha’ means people. They are the professional hostesses to entertain guests who are nothing like prostitutes. It is said that Geisha started in the 11th century when there were dancers for the...
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Colonial Williamsburg Revolutionary City
by Rajinder Dogra.There is nothing virtual about the reality of being asked, in person, face-to-face, to stand up for, or against, freedom. How say ye? In the Revolutionary City, Colonial Williamsburgs innovative program where guests can interact live with actor-inter...
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Arrowhead Hunting and Rock Collecting
by Steven Gillman.We weren't planning to go rock and arrowhead hunting in Arizona. My wife and I just liked that hotspring in the desert. It was agood place to escape the Michigan winter for a while. Then we met Felix, an old Mayan Indian living in an old RV. After sh...
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Martinique
by Norm Goldman.Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of Sketchandtravel.com is pleased to have as our guests, Roger and Mala Burt. The Burts were owners of a Caribbean travel business, and they have built a second home in St. Lucia. They are also the authors of two novels, C...
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The saga of the 10 minute traffic light!
by Martin R Meyer.How many times have you sat at a red traffic light for 5 or 10 minutes patiently waiting for the light to change to green? Have you been intimidated by the honking horn behind you at the red light? Have you noticed that when a car comes to the inters...
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Lake Champlain and 5 Ways to Enjoy this Great Lake
by Cliff Calderwood.Lake Champlain is the largest body of fresh water in the U.S. after the Great Lakes, and at 120 miles in length and an average depth of 400’ and 12 miles across, everything about it is impressive. But more impressive than its size is its unspoiled ...
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Covered Bridges - Discovering A North American Living History
by Cliff Calderwood.Covered Bridges first appeared in the U.S. around 1805, but the history of these monuments to another age date back thousands of years to China. Covered bridges had also existed in Europe since medieval times and there were once hundreds of them in S...

Strange But True Story
by Steven Gillman.My strange but true story starts twenty-five years ago, when I was sixteen. I had just hitched a ride back out to Interstate 90 as the sun was setting. The previous night I had been caught alone in the back country on the northern edge of Yellowstone...
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Cinco de Mayo
by Rajinder Dogra.Some History on the Battle of PueblaIn the turbulent years after winning its independence from Spain, Mexico had amassed large amounts of debt from several countries, including Spain, England and France. Due to rising political unrest in the country,...

Discover Why U.S. Ownership Of Rvs Has Reached “record Levels”
It’s a fact.Becoming an “rv” family has now reached record levels. According to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) nearly 1 in 12 US vehicle owning households own an RV. That’s a staggering 8 million households, in America alo...
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Airstream Maelstrom
by Dr. Ron Mccluskey.While staying in Villahermosa, we frequently went to La Venta to see the giant Olmec heads and wildlife there. (I'll get to the airstream story in a minute.)There were wild monkeys in the trees. We never saw monkeys ouside of a park. But here, you co...

Twenty Five Mexican Babies
by Dr. Ron Mccluskey.When you are doing volunteer work in a third world country, you never know what you are going to see next, but what we did not expect was a woman in labor showing up in the back of a taxi.The poor Mexican woman was accompanied by her husband and her ...
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