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Zion Ponderosa Ranch – The Perfect Base Camp to Explore Zion National Park’s Eastern Rim

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

August 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Kayaking into the Salish Sea

Video – Summer days . . .Lazy days…  

July 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Exploring the Wild Side at the North Cascades Institute

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

July 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pearling around Tahiti

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

July 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Italian Vintner’s Son

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.

July 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Road Shrinks and Monkeys in New York

Sometimes, when journeys intersect, we have the opportunity to touch a child’s heart and free his mind.

May 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Gem of Affordable Luxury – Sparkling Hill Resort

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

March 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Perfect Retreat: Mountain Trek into Health and Wholeness

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…

October 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Life Aboard the Aqua Cat: Above and Beneath in the Bahamas

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.

April 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sailing in the Cannibal Islands

by J “Kat” Loren : : Luganville, Espiritu Santo Island in the Vanuatu Archipelago (Somewhere south of Papua New Guinea & far off the coast of Queensland, AU)   We … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Where Seals Learn to Swim: Catalina Island, California

Destination Swims: Catalina Island, CA  _____________________________________________________________________________ By J Kat” Loren ::   Sometimes when adults sank themselves into the ritual stupor of cold gin under the hot afternoon sun in … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

No Suit, No Problem: The Blue Grotto Of Capri Island, Italy

Destination Swim: The Blue Grotto, Island of Capri, off Naples, Italy ________________________________________________________________________________ by J “Kat” Loren : : It was too early for tourists. The only person I saw was … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lessons Learned in a Naked Spa: KissSalis Spa, Bad Kissingen, Germany

by J Kat Loren :: Uncertain of the spa protocol, I note a couple of women and a man wander through the doors of the Wellness Center and tentatively follow … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · Leave a comment