Thursday, February 7, 2013
Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to answer all your questions about planning your vacation in the latest installment of Ask the Patch Pro.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comments section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week we're talking about vacation planning. We still have a few months before it's time to get out the flip-flops and beach towels, but it's not too early to start planning your spring and summer vacations. Patch wants to help you get your questions answered. But we needed some help. We've compiled a team of experts to help us out. Meet the experts: Have a question for our experts? Ask below!
Monday, February 4, 2013
Patch is looking for experts who can offer their expertise and advice about planning spring and summer get-aways this week.
We still have a few months before it's time to get out the flip-flops and beach towels, but it's not too early to start planning your spring and summer vacations. Patch wants to help find the answers to questions about planning your great escape, but we need a little help. In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we need local experts who can answer readers' questions and offer advice about vacation planning and travel. If you are a local expert and can answer these questions and more, let us know two ways. One: You can leave a comment along with your email address on this post. Two: You can send an email to email@example.com. We need experts to answer questions on Thursday, Feb. 7. Curious as to what we are looking for? Take…
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Robert and Lori O'Blennis made the trek in five days with the help of Adventures Within Reach.
Robert and Lori O'Blennis, of Kirkwood, had a dream of climbing one of the Seven Summits, so they turned to Adventures Within Reach. The travel service and tour guide agency helped the husband and wife reach the 19,000-foot plus summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The tallest mountain in Africa is a popular destination for clients, according to an article Adventures Within Reach posted to stltoday.com. The company writes: It takes a minimum of 5 days to complete, and trekkers sleep in huts with simple beds. Although the climb is not a technical climb, summit day is long, strenuous and at high elevation. Read more about Robert and Lori's adventure at stltoday.com.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Sarah Wood, owner of Rosemary Grove in Kirkwood, went on a photo safari in South Africa and found potential new items for her store.
Kirkwood residents who shop at the year-old fair trade boutique Rosemary Grove may already know owner Sarah Wood as a human-rights supporter and businesswoman. But Kirkwood Patch has two descriptors to add to the list: animal lover and world traveler. “My passion is animals and has been with me since I was a child,” Wood said from her Kirkwood boutique. “A lot of people were questioning me, like, ‘Why would you go to Africa?’ and I was like, ‘Why would you not!’” Wood went on a photo safari in South Africa in February, expanding on her Kirkwood store’s founding principles of equality and conservation by touring the country sustainably, visiting an animal rehabilitation center and meeting with local artisans. Wood said she saw all of the “…
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Sometimes it's best to just leave everything behind for a few days, including tornadoes, cranky teens and impatient husbands.
School starts in Kirkwood on Wednesday. No doubt 10 weeks of summer with kids is a challenge. School days offer a routine; summer days scream for an escape. I escaped several times this summer, my favorite being a brief trip to San Francisco over Memorial Day weekend. As finals at Kirkwood High neared the end, along with patience in my home, I hopped on a plane to San Francisco and spent five days away from a cranky teen, his volatile father and a spring filled with tornado sirens. A daughter of one of my oldest friends was becoming a Bat Mitzvah, which gave me the perfect excuse to escape Kirkwood and reconnect with family and friends. Wine Unwinding I stepped off the plane in San Francisco and the sun was shining, the temps were cool …
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Final road trip of summer leads north to Iowa for a taste of sweet corn.
This week's article is a tribute to corn. Sweet Iowa Corn, to be specific. Corn is an extremely versatile vegetable. Or starch. Both, I think. We cook it to eat it fresh off the cob, and put it in stews and soups. We pop it and make popcorn. The list goes on and on and on. We even use it to make gasoline. Early last week I had the urge to get out of town with the kids for a road trip, a last hurrah before the impending close of summer. My urges were to head north, partly because of the ridiculous and relentless heat wave, but mostly because Iowa is one of my favorite states and places to visit. I had originally hoped to head to Iowa for the upcoming Adel Sweet Corn Festival this weekend. My girlfriend has urged me for a couple years to …