The Aspens are Gold in Santa Fe

Aspens

Summer didn’t just end, it dropped off a cliff – or so it seems. Last week was perfect fall weather – temps in the low 70s, sunny days, the Aspens up in the mountains are gold. We had snow on the mountains the week before. We drove up the Santa Fe Ski Hill on Thursday and took the chairlift up for the view. We have ridden dozens of chairlifts and gondolas in Switzerland, but had … Continue reading The Aspens are Gold in Santa Fe

Dream of Italy – Special Report: Villa Rentals

Dream of Italy

The September issue of the Dream of Italy newsletter is all about Villa Rentals and is the first media mention for Slow Europe šŸ™‚ The June 2003 issue of Dream of Italy was their first Special Report on Villa Rentals and it mentioned the site I was running then – Slow Travel. It was the second media mention we had and many more followed. So, this is a good beginning for my new Slow Europe … Continue reading Dream of Italy – Special Report: Villa Rentals

Obama in EspaƱola

Obama

Today we went to the Obama rally in EspaƱola, 20 miles north of Santa Fe. I am on the Obama mailing list, so received an email about the event on Monday. I got my ticket online, signed up Steve and got a ticket for him. On Tuesday they announced the event in the local paper, the Santa Fe New Mexican. Our ticket said the gates opened at 10:30, but the newspaper said the event began … Continue reading Obama in EspaƱola

Who Says an Old Blog Can’t Learn New Tricks?

Some of my favorite blogs are the ones that I have been reading for years. Two of them have updated their looks in the fast few weeks. Art and Barb Live in Italy Barb from the Slow Travel and Expats in Italy communities moved her blog to her own domain name: Art and Barb Live in Italy. Barb has been running this blog since she and Art moved from Kentucky to Umbria in 2003. For … Continue reading Who Says an Old Blog Can’t Learn New Tricks?

Sunset Magazine – Insider Tips for Santa Fe

Sunset Magazine

The September issue of the Southwest edition of Sunset Magazine (New Mexico and Arizona) has a short interview with me about traveling in Santa Fe and the Southwest. Sunset Magazine, Southwest Insider Tips, “Ask the Expert – Pauline Kenny”, by Jennica Peterson, photo by Jen Judge. “The founder of slowtrav.com shares her slow travel tips to help you enjoy towns like Ouray and Santa Fe.” When I did the interview they told me they would … Continue reading Sunset Magazine – Insider Tips for Santa Fe

Mad Men Season 2 starts tonight!

AMC has started season 2 of Mad Men, a great TV series about life in New York City in the 1960s. Back when men were men, and women made the coffee. And everyone smoked! On a recent BBC radio show that we were listening to on a Podcast they were talking about all the great TV from the US lately. I always love TV in England, but dismiss the US shows. But they have a … Continue reading Mad Men Season 2 starts tonight!

Slow Europe in Sunset Magazine

Photographer

During the last few years of running the Slow Travel community I talked to many journalists and was mentioned in many magazines and newspapers. Pretty thrilling for someone whose name had never been in print until she was in her late 40s. If you look at my media scrapbook (no longer on the web), you see it allĀ fades away last year, after Internet BrandsĀ took over theĀ SlowTrav site. My 15 minutes were over. Oh well. But … Continue reading Slow Europe in Sunset Magazine

Welcome to Views from the Slow Lane!

Hello Travelers! I have been running my “Views from the Slow Lane” blog for several years on the Slow Travel website, which I used to own and run. I sold the site to Internet Brands last year. I am still part of the Slow Travel community and like what Internet Brands is doing with the site, but I decided to move my blog to my own site. Slow Europe is my current project. Steve and … Continue reading Welcome to Views from the Slow Lane!

The Great Slow Travel Gathering in Savannah!

Steve and I, and about 90 other Slow Travelers, are in Savannah, Georgia for a weekend party. Tonight was the pre-event – a cocktail party at the house the organizers rented. What a rush! Only about half our group was there – others arriving tonight and tomorrow – but it was great to see people we have met over our SlowTrav years and meet new people. Steve set up a webcam for us and then … Continue reading The Great Slow Travel Gathering in Savannah!

A Companion Cat

Buddy

Steve Jones from the Slow Travel Message Board emailed me this weekend, after looking at the blog photos of our new cat Buddy, to tell me that he may be a Maine Coone Cat!! One of the traits of this breed is that they are a “companion cat” – they like to be with you, but are not really lap cats. We did a bunch of Internet searching and got out our book on cat … Continue reading A Companion Cat