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Donne Travels Archive: August 2009

  • Oceanic Gastronomy at Delaware’s Rehoboth Beach by Reed Hellman

      Too often, the gastronomic spectrum found at beach resorts is narrow and mostly covered with melted cheese.  By contrast, in Delaware’s Rehoboth Beach, foodies find a range of culinary and dining adventures alongside an exciting stretch of Mid Atlantic seacoast. Rehoboth Beach faces the Atlantic Ocean immediately south of Cape Henlopen, a wave battered finger pointing out the junction of Delaware Bay and the ocean.  The resort is largely low-rise, high-brow, dog-friendly, culturally yclept, and enjoys a good measure of alternative lifestyles.  It’s also earning a positive reputation among people who enjoy making food adventures a part of their vacations.   Published August 9 2009

  • A Cat's Meow: Saving Exotic Felines in rural California

    Rosamond, CA ... Tao and Ran lay side-by-side, watching me watch them. Doc paces back and forth, back and forth, while his brother Cisco looks at him lazily, his eyes starting to close in the warm morning sun. Xeno sticks his head out, curious at what we’re talking about when we walk by his home.  It’s another morning at the Exotic Feline Breeding Compound’s Feline Conservation Center (EFBC/FCC) Published August 9 2009

  • Gurnee, Illinois - Keeping cool at KeyLime Cove resort by Jacquie Kubin

    There are hundreds of great places to stop and spend a day or two and  Gurnee, Illinois was recently recognized by TripAdvisors as one of the Top Ten Vacation Destinations for 2009. This is amazing to me as I spent the majority of my summers, through the 1970’s driving straight through the sleepy hamlet on my way to warm, mosquito filled days at the “lake.”  Traveling between Chicago and Milwaukee meant a two-day stop in Gurnee, making a impromptu visit to KeyLime Cove, one of the newest entrants into the "waterpark" resort/hotel. Published August 9 2009

  • The Port Royale of the North Atlantic by Reed Hellman

    At dawn in Louisbourg, the sun is a diffused circle, barely cutting through the fog stealing in from the Atlantic Ocean. Intermittent rains add to the dreary aspect as they spatter across the glassy bay. A few gulls wheel overhead or stalk through the tide-thrown wrack littering the black sand beach. The continent ends here at the outboard tip of Nova Scotia, on easternmost Cape Breton Island. Beyond Louisbourg harbor’s mouth, the North Atlantic rolls away, unimpeded, to Europe. Published August 9 2009

  • Cal-a-Vie The Spa Haven - All the right moves by Linda Mensinga

    Visiting southern California’s Cal-a-Vie spa is the great way to escape the stresses of work and responsibilities and emerge feeling better,stronger and healthier. Fitness instructors will show you cardio, strength and stretching moves. Therapists will pamper your face, scalp and body with gentle moves. Classes, lectures, massages and delicious guilt-free food make this vacation truly rejuvenating. Published August 9 2009

  • Domingo's Mexican & Seafood Restaurant, Boron, California by JoAnna Haugen

    The chimichangas at Domingo’s Mexican & Seafood Restaurant are heaped with lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream. Fajitas sizzle and pop. Generous portions of rice and beans spill over the plates. To say this is not your local Taco Bell is an understatement. But visitors to this small and unsuspecting eatery tucked in the high desert country on a quiet road in Boron, California, are in for a treat that far exceeds the taste of just hot tortilla soup and spicy salsa. Published August 9 2009