All posts tagged Travel

Experience the Organic Bounty (and B&B!) of Kauai’s North Country Farms

“Nice weather for ducks, as they say,” Lee Roversi remarks, apropos of this rainy Hawaiian morning, and apropos of the actual ducks we’re about to meet.…

Maine Event: Topiary and Terra Cotta Add to the ‘Beautiful Decay’ of Snug Harbor Farm

Earlier this summer — after our dogwood layover and stalking of rad rhododendron — we explored the famed modern/classical mashup of Snug Harbor Farm in Kennebunk, Maine.…

Rhododendron in Kennebunk Beach, Maine

Remembering the Rhododendron: Notes on an Acid-Loving New Englander

While relishing a bloodless victory against the king of Persia, Greek philosopher Xenophon and 10,000 of his fellow soldiers stumbled into an abandoned village — and onto a smorgasbord of beehives.…

Dogwood Days of Summer: Shelter Island’s Snowy, Showy Powerhouse

“We’re trying to catch the 5 o’clock from Orient Point,” RB said to the guy directing our car off the ferry — the first of three we would take that night.…

In the Thicket of Things: The Ballad of the Wild Beach Rose

If any scent has the power to immediately take us right back to our recent, epic drive through the Northeast — five days, five months, five years from now — it’s the fragrance of Rosa rugosa growing along the dunes of Montauk and Maine.…

Tree Stories: The Magnificent Banyan of Waikiki

“What’s your favorite tree?”  Several trees come to mind including our own Feijoa sellowiana (pineapple guava), but I’ve had this banyan tree in my mind for almost three years since my 2010 business trip to the Westin Moana Surfrider in Waikiki Beach, Oahu.…