By J “Kat” Loren : : Spanish moss draped trees lined the streets as I drove onto Hilton Head Island on my way to Hilton Head Head Resort in winter. … Continue reading
by J “Kat” Loren : : St Augustine, Florida is one of America’s most romantic cities. A city to be savored, it is best explored on foot. Forget about your … Continue reading
By J “Kat” Loren : : As I drive through the golden hills of the Paradise Valley towards Sage Lodge, situated between Bozeman, Montana and Yellowstone National Park’s NW entrance, … Continue reading
By J “Kat” Loren : : Red wine rearranges my face. My mouth feels a certain metallic tartness. My cheeks blush. My nose flushes red as the American red wine … Continue reading
By Julia “Kat” Loren : : My niece Zoe, had never been snorkeling off a kayak before but the calm waters off Captain Cook Monument near Kona’s Kealakekua Bay … Continue reading
by J “Kat” Loren Look deeper. You know I lie in wait. My red band taunting you. Your hatband dotted with surreal flies you think will fool me. So close … Continue reading
All of life can be understood in a day of fly fishing by the river
by J “Kat” Loren :: If anyone knows about the transformative power of photography its Me-Ra Koh. She reveals this so vulnerably on her blog, “I didn’t find photography – … Continue reading
by J. “Kat” Loren : : You won’t be disappointed in this fabulously scenic photography stop. On the way to Southern Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula, stop off at Cape Disappointment … Continue reading
: : by J “Kat” Loren : : Drinking cures most everything – that is if you are drinking the right thing – water. Not just any water, mind you, … Continue reading
By J. “Kat” Loren : : It’s a typical Maui day for a tourist like me. I drive down the hill from my condo towards my designated beach as the … Continue reading
by J Kat Loren : : In food and wine writing, palate is personal. Definitions seem often archaic. And truth be told – I really know little about new chefs … Continue reading
by J “Kat” Loren : : In the tiny town of Plain, on the east side of Steven’s Pass, Seattleites who have summer cabins near Lake Wenatchee and cross country … Continue reading
by J “Kat” Loren : : I’ve never been one for deserts, preferring lush mountains and trees, rushing rivers, waterfalls and oceans to what I perceived as arid nothingness. However, … Continue reading
A Photo Essay by J. “Kat” Loren : : Escape to the wilderness has never been so easy or so comfortably fun until I discovered the beautiful facility called the … Continue reading
by J “Kat” Loren : : We met in a Pearl Grading class at the Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, CA. He, a young, blond, quintessential California surfer with … Continue reading
I am a lightweight. I get drunk on things easily – like the laughter and warmth of my fellow travelers on the bus during a wine tour of Taurasi Vineyards in Southern Italy, high above and beyond the bay of Napoli.
by J “Kat” Loren : : Craving a week away at a resort focusing on fitness in the company of like-minded adventurers, I flew to Las Vegas and caught a … Continue reading
Sometimes, when journeys intersect, we have the opportunity to touch a child’s heart and free his mind.
by J “Kat” Loren :: Every season has its beauty. It’s as true on the face of nature as it is on the human face. After a week at Sparkling … Continue reading
If I were to choose a perfect vacation far away from all responsibilities (but still able to connect via internet), I’d choose a place where I could breath fresh mountain air, smell the scent of pine after a light rain, hike along ridges that rim the sky, picnic beside high alpine lakes, and return each evening to a gorgeous lodge where a personal chef prepares and serves my meals, and a sauna, Jacuzzi and massage therapist awaits me. ..I have found such a place…
by J Kat Loren : : I drove past the beautiful sprawling golf course of Miami’s Trump National Doral Resort and turned into the spa entrance, trusting that the Pritikin … Continue reading
So many shades of blue drift between the heavens, the sea and all that lies beneath that I could not take them all in during my week aboard the AquaCat Dive boat based in Nassau, Bahamas.