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Travelers exiting Interstate 35 for Murray County attractions must first pass through Davis – and while the city is relatively small in size, it offers visitors several reasons to delay a trip to their final destination. Davis, with a population of just under 3,000, is situated two miles east of I-35. Seven miles east lies the county seat of Sulphur;...

Driver Safety 101

Cooler temperatures bring out the desire to hit the open road, visiting well-loved places in Oklahoma and finding new spots to make memories. Leslie Gamble, manager of public and government affairs for AAA Oklahoma, gives a few tips on driver safety before embarking on your next road trip. “No one ever plans to have car trouble or find themselves in a...

Dapper Dubrovnik

Calm and chic, the harmonious duotone of beige and red architecture in Dubrovnik creates that serene “red tile style.” Cypress trees and terraced neighborhoods cut through the landscape, converging and visually plunging into the harbor. Old Town is one of the world’s best and most perfectly preserved medieval cities. Muted and pristine, not fussy or ornate, Dubrovnik has a quiet...

Luxury in Lummi

The island is a skinny, nine-mile-long spatula, serving up thick slices of scenic country road bicycling, mountain hiking and world-class kayaking under the curious eyes of leaping black and white orca whales. Lummi (rhymes with yummy) Island, Wash., lies just shy of the Canadian border, off the coast near Bellingham, protected on its western flank by the San Juan Islands....

Sweet Nile of Mine

A trip to Egypt is an ambitious undertaking, but extremely worthwhile. A recommended route is a Nile River cruise, connecting you to major points of destination with iconic landmarks. It can also be accomplished by flying directly into Cairo and connecting onto Luxor for focused stops. Cairo Arriving into Cairo is sensory overload. A city of approximately 23 million people means...

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...