Emerald Travels: Cartagena, Colombia

Emerald Travels: Cartagena, Colombia

Sean Jansen Travel Columnist  Going to school at Humboldt State University was great for my education and social life. It was mellow and laid-back, as well as crazy. And that could be said for Arcata’s nightlife as well, where my fellow classmates and I, friends, and sometimes professors would descend down to the local watering holes and start the trifecta at Everett’s. Then we’d work our way to Toby and Jack’s. Then, if we were…

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Emerald Travels: Caribbean

Emerald Travels: Caribbean

  Caribbean Sean Jansen, Travel Columnist  When you are in the Caribbean, it’s hot, and sometimes it’s quite hard to get out of bed and convince yourself to do something in the heat of the day. The best move is to wait until the sun goes down and for that simmering daily temperature to drop. On Fridays you are around either the old town and the surrounding historical areas, or at the beach. The streets…

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Emerald Travels

Emerald Travels

Emerald Travels Sean Jansen, Travel Columnist   What is it that you think of when the word traveling comes to mind? Is it adventure? Relaxation? Culture? All true and all different. And rightfully so, considering the variations of each country and what they all have to offer. Variation attracts all of us to leave our homes and go either right out our front door, or to go halfway around the globe for our own reasons….

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Larrupin’ Welcomes You In

Larrupin’  Welcomes You In

Larrupin’ Welcomes You In Photos and Story by Bob Doran Larrupin’ welcomes you in. The place has a cozy, down-home feel. Part of it is the ambience of the place, warm colors everywhere, chic but funky, elegant but homey, good smells and good food emerging from the kitchen. Officially it’s The Larrupin’ Cafe, but it’s just Larrupin’ in Humboldt. Dixie Gorrel, the grande dame, founder, owner and the soul of the place, would explain it’s…

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Emerald Travels: China

Emerald Travels: China

Sean Jansen, Travel Columnist    China isn’t a country that celebrates many things you would consider relevant to most of us in the Western world. Their style and culture are so bizarrely different from our own that many of us would look at them as being something from another planet. And if their culture is from another planet, then there food is from another universe. What they eat and how they eat it would make…

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Get-Out-Guide: Treat Yourself

Get-Out-Guide: Treat Yourself

by Dana Murguia, Assistance Columnist   Treat Yourself To A Network  How to Meet & Network with Like-Minded, Local Business Women. Even If You Don’t Have the Time! Business events are a dime a dozen.  Making real connections with women of similar values who also help promote your business is a different story altogether. The After Work Network (AWN) is a new branch of the Eureka Woman’s Club (EWC) located at   1531 J St in…

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Emerald Travels

Emerald Travels

By Sean Jansen, Columnist    The waters off of the South Atlantic coast are far from favorable for most of the year. From Southern Brazil to the southern tip of Patagonia off of the Americas, the water is rough, dangerous, teaming with sea life that would love to take a bite out of you. The term “roaring forties” is synonymous with this region, meaning the seas are rough, but ultimately, the water is also brown….

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SUP Yellowstone National Park

SUP Yellowstone National Park

 SUP Yellowstone National Park   By Sean Jansen     It’s summer. It’s hot and you want nothing more than to go and jump into a body of water and cool yourself off. You are currently living in Bozeman, Montana and you have just about had your fill of the activities in and around that area. You have white water rafted, you have fly-fished, you have swam in high mountain lakes after an all day…

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A Healthy Obsession: A Floating B&B

A Healthy Obsession: A Floating B&B

A Healthy Obsession By Benjamin Fordham   Whether it’s cruising around on a placid bay or braving the open ocean, sailing can be a wonderfully revelatory experience. With summer bathing us in golden light from above (wear sunscreen), there is no better time than now to enjoy our local waters in the S/V Obsession, Doby and Kim Class’ 38-foot Catalina sloop. The couple offers tours on their boat through their company, First Class Sailing Humboldt….

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