Posts by Tim Leffel:
By Tim Leffel In the city of Vancouver and the island with the same name across the channel, any visit involves a tinge of regret. It’s the places with little to do that are easy. I’ve been in cities where you could tour everything of interest before lunchtime. In this city and on Vancouver Island, […]
A family vacation in Guatemala, including climbing the Mayan towers of Tikal, zip lining and taking a Spanish language class in Guatemala city.
By Tim Leffel Next time you’re with a few people who don’t travel very much, ask them to name a city in Mexico. Odds are most, if not all of them will spit out Cancun before anything else. But there is far more to the Yucatan Peninsula than this hedonistic, shrink-wrapped magnet for package tourists. […]
By Tim Leffel Sand dune, sea oats, and evergreen trees. When I look back from the water’s edge at Coquina Beach, on Anna Maria Island, that’s all I see. No high-rise condo buildings or hotels, no concrete boxes looming over the sea. If it weren’t for the modern playground near the snack shop, this scene […]
By Tim Leffel Have you ever bought a calendar on January 1? If so, you probably paid half what buyers did a day or two earlier, even though you’ll use it the same number of days. Have you ever bought a dozen roses on February 15? Christmas candy on December 26? A bathing suit in […]
By Tim Leffel Kentucky is the land of great bourbon and great horse breeding. This time it really is “something in the water.” The limestone in the soil and the spring water makes for good horses and good whiskey. You can experience both at Keeneland race track, and do some betting to give you a […]
The Country Music Highway isn’t in Nashville – it’s in Kentucky! By Tim Leffel My home of Nashville, Tennessee is the mecca for country music stars and thousands of wannabe songwriters. But where do they all come from? Nashville is the industry center for country music and bluegrass, but there’s nothing in our swimming-pool-tasting water […]