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Serenity in Sumba

If you want to know what Bali was like before it hit the big time, visit Sumba. The classic Indonesian islands lie almost next to each other on the archipelago, but are worlds apart in the glitz and glam department.  Yes, some investment has come to Sumba Island as of late but so far, not widespread commercialism. And, for many,...

The Ada Style

Nearly six decades ago, an Oklahoma journalist took exception to an east-coast writer’s snooty characterization of Ada as a “hick town.” @media screen and (min-width:768px){.stk-8cb0657{flex:1 1 66.7% !important}} Ada News columnist Ernest Thompson said back then that even with a few minor flaws, his hometown offered close to the best to be had in terms of overall quality of life. And...

Birth and Rebirth

Referred to as “the most underrated country in Europe,” Bosnia and Herzegovina offers much diversity. Informally called Bosnia, the country, its attractions and its landscapes are surprising. Steep villages make the drives picturesque as you venture through politically and religiously diverse areas in the Balkans. Počitelj Cresting atop a steep hill is the imposing village of Počitelj. Destroyed in war and...

A Taste of Spain

Culture, climate and geography converge in Spain to produce some of the most highly prized foods in the world, including olive oils, cheeses and cured ham, notably Serrano and Ibérico. Let’s start with the ham. The exceptional Ibérico pig descends from a breed of wild boar that once roamed the Mediterranean basin. The animals are the last of the grazing...

The Jewel of the Caribbean

Draped like a cape across Colombia’s Caribbean coast, the port city of Cartagena is a lively mix of Spanish culture, colonial history and carefree beach life – and it’s catching on. The city of red tiled roofs, vibrant house colors, horse-drawn carriages, cobblestone streets and salsa is suddenly on everyone’s must-see list.   In the 16th century, the Spanish built walls...

Okie Summer Hotspots

In addition to heat and humidity, Oklahoma summers also offer a tremendous variety of natural destinations which highlight the diverse and beautiful terrain of the Sooner State. This summer, treat yourself to one or more of Oklahoma’s stunning state and national parks, lakes and wildlife refuges.  “The diversity of our state park system in Oklahoma is pretty remarkable,” says Oklahoma...

Summertime Adventures

Arkansas  “There’s so much to do in Arkansas this summer, and you can find trip ideas and inspiration at arkansas.com,” says Leah DiPietro, deputy chief of communications for the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. “We also have a calendar of events that includes festivals and concerts going on in the state. Our 2022 Travel Guide is also available...

Lake Living

The Rising Tide of Popularity Having fun, making memories and staying safe are top priorities for many this summer. At the lake, you can do all that and more.  Since COVID-19, many have moved their permanent residences to Oklahoma’s varied bodies of water.  Joe Harwood is president and owner of Arrowhead Yacht Club and Marina, which operates several ports, including one at...

Belize It or Not 

Private islands and inland adventures will delight in this beautiful, multi-ethnic nation. The melting pot of various cultures there includes Maya, Garifuna, Mestizo, Creole and Mennonite. Once called the “British Honduras,” Belize is the only Central American country with English as its main language. It features the world’s only jaguar reserve, plus the second largest barrier reef and ancient...

The Palaces of Sintra

Sintra, Portugal is a haven of both palatial and provincial charm. Mornings are for touring any of the five palaces, and afternoons for strolling through the town square. Evenings are for sumptuous dinners and clean wines.  There’s not an adjective available to describe the impressiveness of these palaces. The exterior details are equaled in splendor by the interior details, furniture...