Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Ten Thousand Waves~A Japanese Hot Tub & Spa in the Hills of Santa Fe, New Mexico



Since the time I was a teenager in the 80's, I have been aquainted with Ten Thousand Waves. I actually lived right across the road from them in a large rented adobe with my uncle and his Rock-a Billy band. At that time, memberships for the public tub was only $30.00 a month! Although they have gotten a bit more expensive they have added private rooms, a larger selection of tubs and have had a full staff for massage now for a nunber of years along with overnight lodging. 

Friday, February 28, 2014

Memories of The French Quarter with Xana & Parade Schedule for Mardi Gras 2014!



There was a time when I really wanted to and even secretly believed that I'd end up living in New Orleans. Then Hurricane Katrina happened and the fantasy was ruined.



Here is what I can tell you about my time there. I was having an affair with this amazing neon artist that had the most beautiful breasts I have ever seen on a woman, to this day. And trust me, I've seen a lot! Okay, I'm getting off track. So, I used to go over to her house and help her construct her neon art. She was a well known and successful artist and did some historic installations like this one below, which sits above Santa Fe, New Mexico. I actually had photos of me here but I can't find them at the moment. 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Haunted & Mysterious Bars Around the World



“What’ll it be Mr. Torrence?”

By Carolynn Chapman
In honor of Halloween, the Whiskey Goldmine thought it would be a good idea to warn our readers whether or not their favorite watering hole was occupied by demons, ghostly ghouls, portals to hell, or just playful poltergeists.  The list below is a compilation of the scariest places to have a drink.  You might not be scared, but the walking dead have been known to take advantage of the inebriated so watch your step. 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Romantic Getaways ~A Night at New Mexico's Bishop's Lodge


In every state there is that one really romantic and mysterious hotel that you have always wanted to stay at. In Northern New Mexico, it would be The Bishops Lodge. I have somewhat of an obligation to tell you that I myself have not spent more than a few nights there, but oddly enough~and trust me, my family found it odd and cringed at what it must have cost him~but my grandfather actually lived at Bishop's Lodge for up to maybe a year. My grandfather was very eccentric and of course -- an artist/photographer... so this was not surprising to me. My dad would laugh at my grandfather's response to being asked "Dad, why are you living at The Bishop's Lodge?" His response was "The maids treat me very well." People familiar with Hollywood's famed Chateau Marmont will understand this completely. 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Whispering Waters Cabins: Romantic Getaway Cabins with River View Hot Tubs




Washington state rental vacation cabin with lots of romantic ambience offered in this cozy chalet style cabin.  Soaring cathedral ceiling, gas fireplace, river view from the loft bed and romantic balcony.  Perfect for special occasions such as anniversaries, birthdays, honeymoons, and romantic weekend getaways.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

A Night At The Sorrento


A city as old and diverse as Seattle is bound to have some skeletons. Luckily for you, you don't have to go digging for them. All you need to do is rent a hotel room for the night. It seems as though Seattle's past remains "alive" and well within the walls of some of Seattle's oldest, and most haunted, hotels.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Why World Traveler's Need a Yoga Mindset


In this global culture, we’re beings on the move. Magical vessels propel us through time zones and effortlessly lift us across borders, divides, languages, temperatures, smells and meridians. These same vessels then plop us down in faraway lands and we step out, expecting ourselves to acclimatize in a matter of moments to transformations it took the great ancestors ages to assimilate.