When the storm passes #wheelbewaiting

By Lani Gering As much as I have been trying to keep a “the glass is half full” attitude while this pandemic carries on, it is getting harder and harder to do. I keep telling myself that I live in a “resort” and that the “resort” is basically closed down! Without the Gaylord being operational […]

Coronavirus Hinders Bay Cleanup Efforts, Seafood Industry

Coronavirus Hinders Bay Cleanup Efforts, Seafood Industry By the Bay Journal news staff Watermen have no restaurants that can buy their catches. Help for farmers who want to install runoff controls has been sharply curtailed. Streams throughout the region are missing their annual spring cleaning. And many students are losing their chance to experience the Chesapeake […]

Chesapeake Bay Retrievers SMILE: It’s an all American Breed

Chesapeake Bay Retrievers SMILE: It’s an all American Breed by Julie Reardon If you’ve read my column often or only occasionally over the past 30 years, you’ve no doubt seen or read about my Chesapeake Bay Retrievers that appear frequently in photos and stories. I currently share my farm with six of them, and have […]

Remember the Terrapin!

Remember the Terrapin! Photos from the MD Dept of Natural Resource “Remember the terrapin, when you set out crab pots this year,” says Dr. Chris Rowe, Associate Professor and Terrapin Researcher with the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science located on Solomons Island. The Maryland Department of Natural […]

Malawi: Africa’s Best Kept Secret

Take Photos, Leave Footprints By Scott Dicken Photos by Scott Dicken Malawi: Africa’s Best Kept Secret Malawi is, in my opinion, one of Africa’s best kept secrets. Despite a concerted effort by the Government of Malawi, and plenty of international press opining its virtues, the relatively small, land-locked Southeast African country seems to have remained […]

From Cancun to Turks and Caicos, 7 Cocktails to Make Right Now

By Alexander Britell and the Caribbean Journal Staff From Cancun to Turks and Caicos, 7 Cocktails to Make Right Now If you’re at home right now, you’re probably still dreaming about the Caribbean. And for those of us who can’t be in the region right now, there are still some ways to rediscover the Caribbean […]

BUY YOUR DOG A SERVICE DOG VEST ONLINE AND TAKE HIM ANYWHERE…

By Julie Reardon BUY YOUR DOG A SERVICE DOG VEST ONLINE AND TAKE HIM ANYWHERE… …Actually, please don’t. We Americans love our pets and spending time with them, whether at home during enforced social distancing or taking them places with us. A happy outcome of this is the increased number of places we can bring […]

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words…

National Harbor By Lani Gering A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words… The main photo accompanying this column pretty much says it all. It expresses many of our sentiments. While I am hoping that by the time you are reading this, things will have started heading back in the direction of some sort of normalcy […]

Springtime Is Around the Corner….

National Harbor By Lani Gering Springtime Is Around the Corner…. Springtime is just around the corner and you know what this means. Tourists – as well as we locals – will be clamouring and crowding into the area to witness the annual blooming of the cherry blossoms. The verdict is out on when the blooms […]

Adrenaline Tourism: Swimming with Sharks in Fiji

By Scott Dicken Adrenaline Tourism: Swimming with Sharks in Fiji When thinking of Fiji one may daydream of invitingly pristine white-sand beaches, hammocks strung between palm trees, and bars serving ice cold beers. And you would be right. Kuata, a tiny island only two hours by boat from Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu, lives […]