Golf & Blues Mississippi Style – This is how it will all go down!


By: The Traveling Golfer

We know that for most of you in the more northern parts of North America you are still anxiously awaiting your escape from the long cold winter.  We also know that many have gone and returned and are already looking forward to another escape later in the year.  That is what we are talking about…and if you are planning to come to the 8th running of the Golf & Blues Mississippi Style guess what?  The Traveling Golfer will be there with you! Read more »

The Undiscovered Country



By Ted McIntyre


From Lewis and Clark to Fifty Shades of Grey, those exploring the Pacific Northwest just keep uncovering intriguing passages.

It’s been almost 110 years since the Corps of Volunteers for Northwestern Discovery, headed by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, reached the Pacific Ocean in southern Washington State, and just a few seasons since British author E. L. James’ erotic romance began to help boost tourism to the Seattle area. Read more »

Charleston Golf to Dye For



By: Tim Baines

When you’re putting together that bucket-list of golf courses and you’ve scribbled down iconic layouts like Pebble Beach, Augusta and The Old Course at St. Andrews, there’s one down in South Carolina that has to be in there.

Imagine this: Ten holes directly alongside the Atlantic Ocean, more than any other course in the Northern Hemisphere. Kiawah Island, The Ocean Course. Yep, the course is to Dye for. Thanks, Pete. Read more »

Selling Santee


Donnie Hilliard enters his second four-year term as mayor of this small South Carolina town with big plans for growing his adopted community.

For more than a half-century, travelers and in particular golfers making their way through South Carolina along Interstate 95 have enjoyed staying in Santee, S.C. Through the years Santee — located almost exactly midway between New York and Miami — has become known for its excellent golf, superb fishing, affordable accommodations and outstanding food and entertainment. Read more »

Rick’s Picks – February 2015


By Rick VanSickle

To quote the ageless rock band, The Rolling Stones: “You can’t always get what you want.” That’s so true if you live in Ontario, especially when it comes to wine.

The government-operated LCBO doles out new releases every two weeks but it seems like it’s the same old stuff over and over. Ontario residents are forced to buy from one government store with the same bottles of wine whether you live in Sudbury or downtown Toronto. Read more »

Golfing & Gambling in Las Vegas


By: Andrew Penner

Golf and gambling go together like cake and ice cream. Beer and nachos. Steak and potatoes. Or, in Vegas, Kobe beef and a bottle of Bordeaux. Indeed, swinging with some swagger – and going for broke whenever possible – on Sin City courses is just par for the course. Read more »

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