Sun, golf and rental cars at the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show

National station on Demo Day

A month into 2014, paralyzing cold fronts continue to paint life blue across much of North America. Flights are being cancelled. Classes are being cancelled. If not for the efforts of unsung heroes like beet juice, life itself may just have been frozen still. Yes, things are pretty bleak—but not in Florida! And so without much knowledge […]

4 Days of Golf in the Tar Heel State

Carolina Club cart path

I’m a Tar Heel born I’m a Tar Heel bred And when I die I’m a Tar Heel dead. So say the later lines of “Hark the Sound,” the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s alma mater—and as a Tar Heel myself, so say I. I studied journalism and great basketball at the school […]

All Y’all Golfers Come Runnin’ to Mississippi

The Preserve #14

Each March, in the US and in basketball circles across the globe, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament owns the sporting world. And this year, the Ole Miss Runnin’ Rebels got in on the madness, running all the way to the SEC tournament title and a second-round upset over Wisconsin. Big news for Mississippi, but lost in […]

Summertime Family Fun In Whistler

On the way to Whistler

The best thing you can do while planning a Whistler visit is to give yourself plenty of time there.  We barely scratched the surface on summer family activities in the area — which made for tough decision making. The choices of fun seem endless:  biking, hiking, ziplining, eating, art, shopping, swimming, culture, music and much more. […]

Summertime Family Fun In Whistler – Explore!

Blackcomb Family Adventure Zone

Luxurious Accommodation with a Family Fun Park The Fairmont Chateau Whistler is ideally located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain and within short walking distance to the retail and restaurant filled Whistler Village.  It is a reflection of the “something for everyone” feel of Whistler itself and even has the Blackcomb Family Adventure Zone off […]

7 Must-Play Golf Courses in the Canadian Rockies

The 10th green at Canmore Golf and Curling Club

Of the more than 300 golf courses in Alberta, Scoregolf.ca counts 37 in the Canadian Rockies. All are great plays, I’m sure, but seven of them, including two each from Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and Canadian hero Stanley Thompson, have reached an even higher plateau. Characterized by epic mountain vistas, roaming wildlife (including bears!), first-class […]

Elegance and entertainment at the Arizona Biltmore

Arizona Biltmore Gardens

Arizona Biltmore My stay at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona was a nice surprise. I was expecting austere and pricey, and what I got was elegant, comfortable and friendly.  The picturesque setting mimics the art deco design of Frank Lloyd Wright with a stunning natural backdrop of Camelback Mountain and Squaw Peak and there’s […]

Three Days in Heaven at the Telluride Wine Festival

DiScala-Frank-Telluride-2009-25

By Francis DiScala Jr.: Telluride ain’t easy to get to, but then not many of my favorite places on earth are easy. From New York it’s a connection and then a second landing in Montrose, Colorado. “Daddy, where is Montrose?” a little girl said to her father sitting in front of me. It occurred to […]