THE WORST OF 2020: Let’s *YEET these words and phrases back to the last decade!

THE WORST OF 2020: Let’s *YEET these words and phrases back to the last decade! By Julie Reardon Now that 2020 has finally ended, let’s help it make a clean break and kill the use of a whole host of trite phrases and sayings it spawned and/or popularized. I took an informal poll of my […]

Bring On 2021

By Lani Gering Bring On 2021 Happy New Year Everyone! Unfortunately 2020 isn’t behind us as I write this but I have high hopes that 2021 emerges with lots of positive things, including restrictions on indoor dining being lifted in PG County. As I write this, indoor dining has been banned and capacity in the […]

Photographing People: The Art of Travel “Street” Photography and Portraiture

By Scott Dicken Photographing People: The Art of Travel “Street” Photography and Portraiture Let me set the scene: imagine you’re in your hometown and you’re on your way to meet a friend for a spot of brunch. You’re walking past a famous landmark on your way to the restaurant when a coach pulls up and […]

Holly, by golly, brightens the landscape beyond holidays

From the Bay By Kathy Reshetiloff  Holly, by golly, brightens the landscape beyond holidays As I walked through a tiny wooded trail near my home, I tried to tread softly so I could spy any birds or mammals remaining for the winter. It was impossible as my feet crunched on the crisp orange, yellow and […]

Ziggy Marley on His Father, Reggae and Jamaica

Ziggy Marley on His Father, Reggae and Jamaica By Bob Curley, Caribbean Journal Bob Marley would have been 75 years old this year, and while the reggae legend’s life was tragically cut short, his oldest son, Ziggy, has not only carried on his father’s musical legacy but his quest to make the world a better place, […]

Mixing Business with Leisure: How to Take Advantage of Your Next Business Trip – Travelling for ‘Bleisure’

By Scott Dicken Mixing Business with Leisure: How to Take Advantage of Your Next Business Trip – Travelling for ‘Bleisure’ When people hear that I have to travel a lot for work, and particularly when they hear that I spend a lot of that time in Sub-Saharan Africa, they imagine me spending ten minutes in […]

Martinque & Puerto Rico – Top Winners 2020 Caribbean Rum Awards

Caribbean Connection By the Caribbean Journal Staff Martinque & Puerto Rico – Top Winners 2020 Caribbean Rum Awards There’s a new epicenter in the world of Caribbean rum: the island of St Barth. In a turbulent year around the world, the island played host to the ultimate rum experience of 2020: the Caribbean Rum Awards […]

The Orlean Market – A Fauquier County Gem

By Julie Reardon The Orlean Market – A Fauquier County  Gem Located ten miles west of Warrenton on one of the county’s most scenic roads, the Orlean Market has long been a favorite of both locals and visitors alike. With gas, a deli and convenience store, a porch with Blue Ridge mountain views, picnic tables […]

Heading Into the Holidays with the Rona

By Lani Gering Heading Into the Holidays with the Rona I have been trying to pull a silver lining out of the consequences of the pandemic almost every day but I keep coming up with a Newton’s Law scenario – For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. I am pretty sure I […]

The Beavers Are Back!

By Tom Horton The Beavers Are Back! Behold the concrete road culvert: straight and narrow and lifeless, having whisked the previous day’s rains from oceans of hard-baked asphalt with ruthless efficiency,  swelling quickly to 6 feet deep with storm water, then receding to less than an inch of water hours later. Now follow Erik Michelsen […]