Monday, August 31, 2009


Paris Skates

By Betsy Potash

"Paris is a city of crispy-sweet macaroons, quirky metro signs, lazily flowing water, and clicking cameras. On foot, one can only hope to experience isolated pieces of the city on a weekend vacation – the Eiffel tower, a bakery or two, the buzz and flow of the streets. That’s why many visitors are joining the locals on Fridays and Sundays for a fresh phenomenon called “Paris Rollers.” For thousands of in-line skaters a week, the details of Paris blend into the loveliest of gyms as they speed through the streets of the city with police chaperones..."

Read More at UK Travel Mag Online

Coming Soon: Visions of Norway

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Boundary Waters

This past week, Betsy's family took me on my first trip to the Boundary Waters, the chain of endless lakes that form the border between Minnesota and Canada. Minnesota is, somewhat humbly, called the "Land of 10,000 Lakes." We explored about six of them, making our camp on a rocky outcrop in the middle of Insula Lake. It was a peaceful, relaxing few days, full of paddling, listening to loons, sitting by the campfire, and playing cards in a mosquito-filled tent. We went swimming to cool off, admired a family of Merganzers, and stood by the fire to make our clothes smell smoky. I can't wait to go back!